Bowling Green, KY

62,824 Population
38.2 square miles 1,707.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.4%
was 1.4%
 
Population Density
1,707.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
40.5%
was 41.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.3%
was 13.9%
 
Percent Under 18
21.1%
was 21.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
11.1%
was 11.1%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.9
Ranked 5th Lowest in KY
Percent Living in Poverty
28.5%
was 28.1%
 
Median Household Income
$37,183
was $35,604
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.4
49.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 3.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
355.2
was 328.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,952.2
was 4,665.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
25,908
was 25,638
 
Median Rent
$687
was $671
 
Total Building Permits
262
was 573
 
Occupied Housing Units
23,595
was 23,215
 
Homeownership Rate
38.6%
was 38.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
111
was 88
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
677.1
was 667.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.8%
was 14.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
151
was 485
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
10.2
was 22.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.3
was 9.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.7%
was 96.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.3%
was 84.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.6%
was 27.1%
 

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