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 63,616 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Bowling Green is the third largest community in Kentucky.

Bowling Green is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (13.31%), sales jobs (12.66%), and food service (8.93%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Bowling Green, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Bowling Green provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Bowling Green is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.47 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Bowling Green who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.42% of adults in Bowling Green have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2010 was $19,489, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,956 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 Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Bowling Green is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.