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Bowling Green, KY Metro Area


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2022 population: 185,682   ( 27,083 from 2010)
Land area: 1615.0 square miles
Population density: 115.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:149,473 80.50% 10.0%
Black:13,8017.43% 30.5%
Indian:4020.22% 4.4%
Asian:8,5334.60% 155.5%
2+ races:4,0012.15% 73.3%
Hispanic:9,4725.10% 60.7%
Total non-White:36,20919.50% 59.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,054 14.1
Deaths:4,52112.6
Net Migration: 4,93513.7
Net Immigration: 4861.4
Change in White population:13,548 8.5
Change in Non-White pop.:13,535 8.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
158,599
135,92585.70%
10,5766.67%
3850.24%
3,3402.11%
2,3091.46%
5,8933.72%
22,67414.30%

2000
134,976
120,76189.47%
8,2376.10%
2910.22%
1,3621.01%
1,3931.03%
2,8132.08%
14,21510.53%

1990
112,903
105,20693.18%
6,4805.74%
1240.11%
6510.58%
n/a
4420.39%
7,6976.82%

1980
106,982
99,77093.26%
6,2585.85%
1650.15%
1730.16%
n/a
5770.54%
7,2126.74%

1970
88,504
82,40093.10%
5,8036.56%
380.04%
690.08%
n/a
1670.19%
6,104 6.90%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
17,512 13.0
11,3908.4
9,0636.7
3,4982.6
15,164 11.2
8,459 6.3
1990's
NumberRate
16,487 14.6
11,31710.0
8,8867.9
1,2171.1
15,555 13.8
6,518 5.8
1980's
NumberRate
15,649 14.6
9,767 9.1
522 0.5
n/a
5,436 5.1
485 0.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
11,166 12.6
n/a
17,370 19.6
1,108 1.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.5
40,956 22.1%
144,726 77.9%
26,379 14.2%
69,622
2.50
44,036 63.3%
32,403 73.6%
4,210 9.6%
25,586 36.7%

2010
NumberPercent
34.8
36,382 22.9%
122,217 77.1%
19,399 12.2%
61,436
2.47
40,349 65.7%
30,561 75.7%
4,185 10.4%
21,087 34.3%

2000
NumberPercent
33.9
32,014 23.7%
102,962 76.3%
15,451 11.4%
52,016
2.48
36,091 69.4%
29,027 80.4%
3,301 9.1%
15,925 30.6%

1990
NumberPercent
32.4
28,174 25.0%
84,729 75.0%
14,055 12.4%
42,417
2.55
30,835 72.7%
25,713 83.4%
2,220 7.2%
11,582 27.3%

1980
NumberPercent
28.7
29,241 27.3%
77,741 72.7%
12,068 11.3%
37,234
2.71
28,504 76.6%
24,347 85.4%
1,783 6.3%
8,730 23.4%

2022 Housing Data for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units78,171 
Median Value$201,529 
Occupied69,62289.1%
Vacant8,54910.9%
Owned43,06061.8%
Rented26,56238.2%
Median Rent$886 
Single-Family Units51,57466.0%
    Detached50,37664.4%
    Attached1,1981.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units10,66213.6%
Mobile Homes8,94811.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004,5646.6%
$10,000 to $14,9993,1734.6%
$15,000 to $19,9993,5855.1%
$20,000 to $24,9992,8464.1%
$25,000 to $29,9993,5985.2%
$30,000 to $34,9993,2454.7%
$35,000 to $39,9992,7503.9%
$40,000 to $44,9993,0934.4%
$45,000 to $49,9992,8114.0%
$50,000 to $59,9994,6476.7%
$60,000 to $74,9997,14010.3%
$75,000 to $99,99910,18614.6%
$100,000 to $124,9996,1478.8%
$125,000 to $149,9994,3546.3%
$150,000 to $199,9993,9205.6%
$200,000 or more3,5635.1%
Median Household Income60,722 
Per Capita Income32,363 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.80 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,4745.0%
Public Assistance1,4492.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps9,62013.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed78,07169.6%
Unemployed4,4784.0%
In Armed Forces540.0%
Total Labor Force82,60373.6%
Not in Labor Force29,63026.4%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.4%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector33,42226,37455.9%
Non-Profit2,2884,60233.2%
Self-Employed4,9982,99762.5%
Local Government2,4553,42341.8%
State Government1,9332,78840.9%
Federal Government83140867.1%
Total Private + Self38,42029,37156.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.7,50711,22140.1%
Total45,92740,59253.1%
Pct. Govt.13.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts11,33013.1%
Sales and Office Occupations17,93720.7%
Professional, Technical17,98720.7%
Service Occupations15,12517.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4910.6%
All others24,40728.1%
White Collar 54.4%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing13,97820.4%
Health care and social assistance11,37316.6%
Retail trade10,66215.6%
Educational services8,90013.0%
Accommodation and food services8,08011.8%
Construction5,3207.8%
Transportation and warehousing4,8927.1%
Professional, scientific, technical4,0345.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,6495.3%
Other services3,6495.3%
Finance and insurance2,4193.5%
Wholesale trade2,3023.4%
Public administration1,9642.9%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,3832.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,3502.0%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,1611.7%
Utilities7541.1%
Information7351.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1460.2%
Management350.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4,7242.62%
Puerto Rican2690.15%
Cuban3690.20%
Dominican560.03%
Total Central American2,4061.33%
Costa Rican320.02%
Guatemalan7490.41%
Honduran3180.18%
Nicaraguan460.03%
Panamanian340.02%
Salvadoran1,2270.68%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American4440.25%
Argentinean430.02%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian1180.07%
Ecuadorian950.05%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian1510.08%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan370.02%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic5450.30%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Burmese3,0701.70%
Indian6590.36%
Cambodian5410.30%
Chinese4620.26%
Vietnamese3450.19%
Filipino2750.15%
Japanese2470.14%
Korean2210.12%
Bhutanese490.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English151,25189.2%
Spanish5,6193.3%
Other Asian4,5352.7%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1,9281.1%
Other1,7461.0%
German, other Germanic1,7311.0%
Other Indo-European1,0390.6%
Arabic5910.3%
Chinese3400.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English21,66012.0%
American21,25111.8%
Irish16,9359.4%
German16,8489.3%
Scottish3,9442.2%
Italian3,9362.2%
European2,9661.6%
Scotch-Irish2,4851.4%
Polish2,1031.2%
French1,7421.0%
Yugoslavian1,6760.9%
Norwegian1,1620.6%
Other Subsaharan African1,1440.6%
British9480.5%
Dutch9420.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen171,62295.0%
Not a citizen9,0025.0%
Native167,20292.6%
Foreign-born13,4227.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
7,048 6.1%7,662 6.7%36,205 31.5%32,025 27.9%19,239 16.8%12,679 11.0%
  Average years of education: 13.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 7,048 6.1%
9-12 Years 7,662 6.7%
H.S. Grad or GED 36,205 31.5%
Some College 32,025 27.9%
Bach. Degree 19,239 16.8%
Grad Degree 12,679 11.0%
Average years of education: 13.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 119,822 109,536 10,286 8.6%
1991 119,858 110,544 9,314 7.8%
1992 122,874 114,860 8,014 6.5%
1993 124,508 117,862 6,646 5.3%
1994 127,960 122,902 5,058 4.0%
1995 130,732 124,578 6,154 4.7%
1996 135,006 126,318 8,688 6.4%
1997 137,588 129,622 7,966 5.8%
1998 136,408 130,170 6,238 4.6%
1999 138,428 132,960 5,468 4.0%
2000 140,714 135,258 5,456 3.9%
2001 140,698 133,536 7,162 5.1%
2002 141,258 133,182 8,076 5.7%
2003 143,086 134,322 8,764 6.1%
2004 144,280 136,850 7,430 5.1%
2005 149,354 141,274 8,080 5.4%
2006 152,302 144,142 8,160 5.4%
2007 153,654 146,320 7,334 4.8%
2008 154,524 145,348 9,176 5.9%
2009 156,574 138,652 17,922 11.4%
2010 156,640 140,898 15,742 10.0%
2011 157,680 143,798 13,882 8.8%
2012 158,920 147,104 11,816 7.4%
2013 159,634 148,116 11,518 7.2%
2014 156,076 146,908 9,168 5.9%
2015 155,808 148,468 7,340 4.7%
2016 161,620 154,944 6,676 4.1%
2017 165,840 158,940 6,900 4.2%
2018 166,572 160,316 6,256 3.8%
2019 169,466 162,834 6,632 3.9%
2020 163,096 152,460 10,636 6.5%
2021 165,362 158,590 6,772 4.1%
2022 168,600 162,370 6,230 3.7%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com