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 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 (12.52%), office and administrative support (12.43%), and food service (9.73%).

Bowling Green is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bowling Green enrolled in college, Bowling Green has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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 17.97 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Bowling Green who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.09% of adults in Bowling Green have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2010 was $19,472, 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 $77,888 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.