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 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 (13.61%), office and administrative support (12.55%), and food service (10.00%).

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, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Bowling Green a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.00 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Bowling Green citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.76% 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 $21,427, 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 $85,708 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.