Bowling Green demographics profile

StatisticBowling GreenKentuckyNational
Population density (sq mi)1,62310891
Median age27.838.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%42%43%
Speak English83%95%79%
Speak Spanish5%3%13%
Bowling Green, KY has a population of 62,824 and is the 601st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,623 per sq mi which is 1397% higher than the Kentucky average and 1692% higher than the national average. The median age in Bowling Green is 28 which is approximately 28% lower than the Kentucky average of 39. In Bowling Green, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 54% of Bowling Green residents were born in Kentucky, 31% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Bowling Green is 1397% higher than Kentucky.
  • The median age in Bowling Green is 28% lower than Kentucky.
  • In Bowling Green 72.96% of the population is White.
  • In Bowling Green 14.64% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Bowling Green 4.82% of the population is Asian.

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Bowling Green population breakdown by race

RaceBowling GreenKentuckyNational
Black or African American14.64%7.94%12.63%
American Indian0.13%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.35%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.58%2.10%3.06%
Other race4.52%0.92%4.75%
In Bowling Green, 6.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Bowling Green, KY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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