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 67,067 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.

One of the benefits of Bowling Green is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.72 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.

In terms of college education, Bowling Green is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 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 German, 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.