Bowling Green, OH
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Bowling Green profile

Living in Bowling Green

Bowling Green is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 30,677 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bowling Green is the 50th largest community in Ohio.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.10% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because Bowling Green has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Bowling Green lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Bowling Green is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Bowling Green people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Bowling Green, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One of the benefits of Bowling Green is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.04 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.

The citizens of Bowling Green are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.20% of adults in Bowling Green have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bowling Green in 2018 was $24,310, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,240 for a family of four. However, Bowling Green contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Bowling Green also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Bowling Green is a somewhat 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, Polish, and Italian.

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