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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Bowling Green, KY Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 54% Donald Trump* (R) 49,166 63.8% Joe Biden (D) 26,427 34.3% 1,429 [+] 1.9% 77,022 17 0.05%
2016 51% Donald Trump (R) 43,702 64.9% Hillary Clinton (D) 20,241 30.0% 3,427 [+] 5.1% 67,370 19 0.05%
2012 48% Mitt Romney (R) 38,516 63.4% Barack Obama* (D) 21,280 35.0% 935 [+] 1.5% 60,731 16 0.05%
2008 52% John McCain (R) 38,509 62.0% Barack Obama (D) 22,900 36.9% 703 [+] 1.1% 62,112 16 0.05%
2004 52% George W. Bush* (R) 38,006 65.6% John Kerry (D) 19,541 33.7% 386 [+] 0.7% 57,933 15 0.05%
2000 48% George W. Bush (R) 31,554 63.9% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 17,139 34.7% 716 [+] 1.4% 49,409 16 0.05%
1996 45% Robert Dole (R) 23,966 55.3% Bill Clinton* (D) 16,278 37.6% 3,060 [+] 7.1% 43,304 15 0.04%
1992 51% George Bush* (R) 22,710 50.8% Bill Clinton (D) 16,690 37.3% 5,302 [+] 11.9% 44,702 13 0.04%
1988 48% George Bush (R) 25,878 65.1% Michael Dukakis (D) 13,745 34.6% 151 [+] 0.4% 39,774 12 0.04%
1984 47% Ronald Reagan* (R) 25,716 68.5% Walter Mondale (D) 11,713 31.2% 128 0.3% 37,557 10 0.04%
1980 47% Ronald Reagan (R) 21,412 58.6% Jimmy Carter* (D) 14,179 38.8% 974 [+] 2.7% 36,565 8 0.04%
1976 46% Gerald Ford* (R) 16,286 51.8% Jimmy Carter (D) 14,894 47.3% 281 [+] 0.9% 31,461 4 0.04%
1972 47% Richard Nixon* (R) 20,774 69.4% George McGovern (D) 8,750 29.2% 391 [+] 1.3% 29,915 9 0.04%
1968 56% Richard Nixon (R) 15,953 53.3% Hubert Humphrey (D) 7,497 25.1% 6,456 [+] 21.6% 29,906 10 0.04%
1964 54% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 14,487 54.0% Barry Goldwater (R) 12,256 45.7% 69 0.3% 26,812 7 0.04%
1960 65% Richard Nixon (R) 19,024 63.0% John Kennedy (D) 11,188 37.0% 0 0.0% 30,212 13 0.04%
1956 63% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 17,426 60.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,412 39.5% 75 0.3% 28,913 3 0.05%
1952 57% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 15,488 58.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,005 41.4% 69 0.3% 26,562 3 0.04%
1948 49% Thomas Dewey (R) 10,677 47.3% Harry Truman* (D) 10,509 46.6% 1,388 [+] 6.1% 22,574 2 0.05%
1944 55% Thomas Dewey (R) 13,851 54.6% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 11,439 45.1% 77 0.3% 25,367 9 0.05%
1940 56% Wendell Willkie (R) 13,179 51.4% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,392 48.3% 76 0.3% 25,647 7 0.05%
1936 61% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,101 50.9% Alf Landon (R) 12,537 48.8% 76 [+] 0.3% 25,714 12 0.06%
1932 70% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 15,580 54.1% Herbert Hoover* (R) 13,064 45.4% 132 [+] 0.5% 28,776 6 0.07%
1928 67% Herbert Hoover (R) 18,560 68.8% Al Smith (D) 8,414 31.2% 14 [+] 0.1% 26,988 11 0.07%
1924 63% Calvin Coolidge (R) 13,262 52.6% John Davis (D) 11,738 46.5% 225 [+] 0.9% 25,225 -1 0.09%
1920 68% Warren Harding (R) 15,395 56.2% James Cox (D) 11,792 43.1% 183 [+] 0.7% 27,370 -4 0.10%
1916 44% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 8,944 52.4% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 7,968 46.6% 172 [+] 1.0% 17,084 6 0.09%
1912 40% Woodrow Wilson (D) 6,491 42.7% William Taft* (R) 4,329 28.5% 4,365 [+] 28.7% 15,185 5 0.10%
1908 43% William Taft (R) 8,470 53.7% William J. Bryan (D) 7,014 44.5% 279 [+] 1.8% 15,763 2 0.11%
1904 41% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 7,975 53.5% Alton Parker (D) 6,574 44.1% 364 [+] 2.4% 14,913 -3 0.11%
1900 42% William McKinley* (R) 8,142 53.1% William J. Bryan (D) 6,994 45.6% 192 [+] 1.3% 15,328 2 0.11%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 26,427 34.3%
Donald Trump* (R) 49,166 63.8%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,045 1.4%
Other 384 0.5%
TOTAL 77,022
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 17


2016 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 20,241 30.0%
Donald Trump (R) 43,702 64.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,979 2.9%
Jill Stein (Grn) 492 0.7%
Evan McMullin (I) 901 1.3%
Other 55 0.1%
TOTAL 67,370
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 19


2012 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 21,280 35.0%
Mitt Romney (R) 38,516 63.4%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 603 1.0%
Other 332 0.5%
TOTAL 60,731
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 16


2008 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 22,900 36.9%
John McCain (R) 38,509 62.0%
Ralph Nader (I) 383 0.6%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 175 0.3%
Other 145 0.2%
TOTAL 62,112
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 16


2004 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 38,006 65.6%
John Kerry (D) 19,541 33.7%
Ralph Nader (I) 242 0.4%
Other 144 0.2%
TOTAL 57,933
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 15


2000 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 31,554 63.9%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 17,139 34.7%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 482 1.0%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 89 0.2%
Other 145 0.3%
TOTAL 49,409
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 16


1996 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 16,278 37.6%
Robert Dole (R) 23,966 55.3%
Ross Perot (Ref) 2,874 6.6%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 108 0.2%
Other 78 0.2%
TOTAL 43,304
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): 15


1992 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 16,690 37.3%
George Bush* (R) 22,710 50.8%
Ross Perot (I) 5,173 11.6%
Other 129 0.3%
TOTAL 44,702
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 13


1988 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 25,878 65.1%
Michael Dukakis (D) 13,745 34.6%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 44 0.1%
Other 107 0.3%
TOTAL 39,774
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 12


1984 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 25,716 68.5%
Walter Mondale (D) 11,713 31.2%
Other 128 0.3%
TOTAL 37,557
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 10


1980 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 21,412 58.6%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 14,179 38.8%
John Anderson (I) 712 1.9%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 160 0.4%
Other 102 0.3%
TOTAL 36,565
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 8


1976 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 14,894 47.3%
Gerald Ford* (R) 16,286 51.8%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 120 0.4%
Other 161 0.5%
TOTAL 31,461
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 4


1972 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 20,774 69.4%
George McGovern (D) 8,750 29.2%
John Schmitz (Amer) 290 1.0%
Other 101 0.3%
TOTAL 29,915
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 9


1968 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 15,953 53.3%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 7,497 25.1%
George Wallace (AIP) 6,420 21.5%
Other 36 0.1%
TOTAL 29,906
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 10


1964 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 14,487 54.0%
Barry Goldwater (R) 12,256 45.7%
Other 69 0.3%
TOTAL 26,812
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 7


1956 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 17,426 60.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,412 39.5%
Other 75 0.3%
TOTAL 28,913
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 3


1952 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 15,488 58.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,005 41.4%
Other 69 0.3%
TOTAL 26,562
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 3


1948 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 10,509 46.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 10,677 47.3%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 556 2.5%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 15 0.1%
Other 817 3.6%
TOTAL 22,574
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 2


1944 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 11,439 45.1%
Thomas Dewey (R) 13,851 54.6%
Other 77 0.3%
TOTAL 25,367
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 9


1940 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,392 48.3%
Wendell Willkie (R) 13,179 51.4%
Other 76 0.3%
TOTAL 25,647
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 7


1936 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,101 50.9%
Alf Landon (R) 12,537 48.8%
William Lemke (Union) 24 0.1%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 1 0.0%
Other 51 0.2%
TOTAL 25,714
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 12


1932 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 15,580 54.1%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 13,064 45.4%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 39 0.1%
Other 93 0.3%
TOTAL 28,776
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): 6


1928 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 18,560 68.8%
Al Smith (D) 8,414 31.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 7 0.0%
Other 7 0.0%
TOTAL 26,988
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): 11


1924 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 13,262 52.6%
John Davis (D) 11,738 46.5%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 165 0.7%
Other 60 0.2%
TOTAL 25,225
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): -1


1920 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 15,395 56.2%
James Cox (D) 11,792 43.1%
Other 183 0.7%
TOTAL 27,370
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -4


1916 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 7,968 46.6%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 8,944 52.4%
Allan Benson (Soc) 32 0.2%
James Hanly (Proh) 125 0.7%
Other 15 0.1%
TOTAL 17,084
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): 6


1912 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 6,491 42.7%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 4,034 26.6%
William Taft* (R) 4,329 28.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 150 1.0%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 163 1.1%
Other 18 0.1%
TOTAL 15,185
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 5


1908 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 8,470 53.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 7,014 44.5%
Other 279 1.8%
TOTAL 15,763
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): 2


1904 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 7,975 53.5%
Alton Parker (D) 6,574 44.1%
Other 364 2.4%
TOTAL 14,913
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): -3


1900 President, Bowling Green, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 8,142 53.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 6,994 45.6%
Other 192 1.3%
TOTAL 15,328
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 2
* incumbent