Bowling Green, KY
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Living in Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 72,294 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Bowling Green is the second 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, Bowling Green isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bowling Green are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bowling Green is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowling Green who work in sales jobs (12.88%), office and administrative support (9.93%), and food service (9.04%).

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.

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 very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Bowling Green is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bowling Green a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

In terms of college education, Bowling Green is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.60% of adults in Bowling Green have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2018 was $24,379, 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 $97,516 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, Italian, and Scottish.

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