Bowling Green is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 70,543 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Bowling Green is the third largest community in Kentucky.
Bowling Green real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Bowling Green house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bowling Green is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bowling Green is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowling Green who work in sales jobs (13.93%), office and administrative support (9.66%), and food service (9.37%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Bowling Green, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Bowling Green provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Not only is Bowling Green a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Bowling Green a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bowling Green spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Bowling Green is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.55% of adults in Bowling Green have a college degree.
The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2018 was $24,083, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,332 for a family of four. However, Bowling Green contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bowling Green is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bowling Green home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bowling Green residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bowling Green include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bowling Green is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.