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 65,234 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.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowling Green who work in sales jobs (12.94%), office and administrative support (11.95%), and food service (10.61%).

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.

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

Bowling Green has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Bowling Green has quite a high level of public transit users. Bowling Green’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The overall education level of Bowling Green is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.56% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2010 was $19,891, 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 $79,564 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 Yugoslavian.

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