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Population (year 2000): 49,296. Estimated population in July 2005: 52,272 (+6.0% change)
Males: 23,841 (48.4%), Females: 25,455 (51.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 28.6 years
Median household income: $29,047 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Bowling Green:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.1%)
  • Black (12.7%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (12.3%), German (10.6%), English (10.0%), Irish (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (2.1%).Green, Kentucky forum

Land area: 35.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Bowling Green

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowling Green city

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

7.0% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.3% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,952 (+16.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Nashville-Davidson, (61.2 miles pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (346.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Springs, KY (5.1 miles Plum KY (11.4 miles Woodburn, KY (14.0 miles Oakland, Grove, KY Smiths (17.0 miles KY (19.2 miles Brownsville, Woodbury, KY (19.2 miles) , KY (20.1 miles Franklin, KY (20.3 miles Auburn,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 144 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 1997: 207 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1998: 193 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 1999: 222 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2000: 255 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2001: 323 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2002: 269 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 259 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2004: 246 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2005: 547 buildings, average cost: $89,900

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 86.44 W

Area code: 270


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Retail trade (15.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +21,422 (+43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 19,793 (83.2%)


 

Crime in Bowling Green by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 3 2 1 2 1
    per 100,000 6.1 6.1 4.1 2.0 4.1 2.0
Rapes 28 36 35 40 51 33
    per 100,000 56.8 73.0 71.0 81.1 103.5 66.9
Robberies 66 77 73 81 64 74
    per 100,000 133.9 156.2 148.1 164.3 129.8 150.1
Assaults 266 163 206 238 303 181
    per 100,000 539.6 330.7 417.9 482.8 614.7 367.2
Burglaries 580 553 613 675 588 555
    per 100,000 1176.6 1121.8 1243.5 1369.3 1192.8 1125.9
Thefts 1,790 1,940 2,298 2,262 2,121 2,266
    per 100,000 3631.1 3935.4 4661.6 4588.6 4302.6 4596.7
Auto thefts 165 189 166 201 150 128
    per 100,000 334.7 383.4 336.7 407.7 304.3 259.7
431.3 414.9 460.9 492.4 487.3 430.7

Average climate in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bowling Green-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Bowling Green city center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 tornado 31.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Birthplace of: Corey Hart - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Mar 24, 1982), Robert Reynolds - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: May 20, 1981), Stuart Kirby - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: May 9, 1981), Deborah Renshaw - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Oct 28, 1975), Jason Stonebraker - College basketball player (Western Kentucky Hilltoppers), Josh Carrier - College basketball player (Kentucky Wildcats), Kalin Holland - College basketball player (Western Kentucky Hilltoppers), Matt Maresca - College basketball player (Western Kentucky Hilltoppers), Wes Durrant - College basketball player (Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bowling Green:
  • GREENVIEW REGIONAL HOSP (1801 ASHLEY CIRCLE)
  • MEDICAL CENTER,THE (250 PARK ST BOX 90010)
  • MEDIPLEX REHAB BOWLING GREEN (1300 CAMPBELL LANE)
  • RIVENDELL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES (1035 PORTER PIKE)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bowling Green:
  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 3 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; ID: BWG)
  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 62 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; ID: BNA)
  • SMYRNA (about 68 miles; SMYRNA, TN; ID: MQY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bowling Green:
  • PORTLAND MUNI (about 28 miles; PORTLAND, TN; ID: 1M5)
  • RUSSELLVILLE-LOGAN COUNTY (about 29 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; ID: 4M7)
  • GRAYSON COUNTY (about 31 miles; LEITCHFIELD, KY; ID: M20)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 46 $127,245 $33,194 71 $41,014
Other and Unallocable 22 $58,461 $31,887 3 $3,188
Electric Power 89 $356,600 $48,080 3 $2,098
Water Supply 53 $184,040 $41,669 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 22 $69,706 $38,021 0 $0
Firefighters 100 $344,474 $41,336 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $51,012 $40,809 0 $0
Airports 5 $12,551 $30,122 1 $788
Streets and Highways 48 $129,300 $32,325 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $18,414 $36,828 0 $0
Police - Other 30 $76,418 $30,567 23 $10,979
Police Protection - Officers 90 $303,043 $40,405 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $10,251 $61,506 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $61,972 $41,314 7 $5,079
Financial Administration 24 $78,670 $39,335 6 $5,674
Totals for Government 570 $1,882,157 $39,624 114 $68,820
Colleges/Universities in Bowling Green:
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 12,806; Location: 1 BIG RED WAY; Public; Website: www.wku.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • BOWLING GREEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 591; Location: 1845 LOOP DR; Public; Website: www.bgtc.net)
  • DRAUGHONS JUNIOR COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 236; Location: 2424 AIRWAY DR AT LOVERS LN; Private, for-profit)
  • PJ'S COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 185; Location: 1901 RUSSELLVILLE ROAD; Private, for-profit)
  • BOWLING GREEN HEALTH CARE TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 1725 ASHLEY CIR; Private, for-profit)
  • UNIVERSAL SCHOOL OF HAIR TECHNOLOGY (Location: 332 COLLEGE ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bowling Green:
  • VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; GALLATIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,215)
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,654)
  • TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 7,346)
  • NASHVILLE STATE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (about 64 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; FT enrollment: 2,217)
  • DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,260)
Public high schools in Bowling Green:
  • GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,305; Location: 5065 SCOTTSVILLE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WARREN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,103; Location: 559 MORGANTOWN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BOWLING GREEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 975; Location: 1801 ROCKINGHAM LANE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WARREN EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 829; Location: 6867 LOUISVILLE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 877 JACKSON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIVENDELL PSYCHIATRIC ALT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 1035 PORTER PIKE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WARREN REGIONAL JUV DETENTION CTR ALT (Students: 40; Location: 1020 KENTUCKY ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • DAY TREATMENT CTR ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH (Students: 17; Location: 1901 RUSSELLVILLE RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • 11TH STREET ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 877 E 11TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Bowling Green:
  • ANCHORED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 1000 ROSELAWN WAY; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bowling Green:
  • BOWLING GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 852; Location: 900 CAMPBELL LN; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DRAKES CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 707; Location: 704 CYPRESS WOOD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LOST RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 644; Location: 450 MODERN WAY; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WARREN COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 638; Location: 1846 LOOP DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • RICH POND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 627; Location: 530 RICH POND RD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HENRY F MOSS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 598; Location: 2565 RUSSELLVILLE RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BRIARWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: 265 LOVERS LN; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BRISTOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 6151 LOUISVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ROCKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 7597 RUSSELLVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CUMBERLAND TRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 830 CUMBERLAND TR; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Bowling Green:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 416 CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BOWLING GREEN CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 217; Location: 1730 DESTINY DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 148; Location: 553 ASHMOOR DRIVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FOUNDATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 60; Location: PO BOX 20072; Grades: KG - 4)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE MONTESSORI (Students: 29; Location: 780 CAMPBELL LANE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PLUM TREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 436 PLUM SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Bowling Green:
  • BOWLING GREEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,758,383; Location: 1225 STATE STREET; 131,647 books; 6,521 audio materials; 8,488 video materials; 251 serial subscriptions)
 

Bowling Green compared to Kentucky state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bowling Green:
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBGN (1340 AM; 1 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bowling Green:
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bowling Green:
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)

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