Bowling Green, KY
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Bowling Green is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 68,401 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 (14.23%), office and administrative support (10.17%), and food service (9.38%).

In addition, Bowling Green is a college town. There are a lot of students in Bowling Green attending college, and as a result Bowling Green provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 18.92 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Bowling Green citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.68% of adults in Bowling Green have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2010 was $22,278, 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 $89,112 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.