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A+ Bowling Green Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Bowling Green Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Ohio
Bowling Green
973% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bowling Green cost of living
A Bowling Green Crime Total crime is 27% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,97628% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5128% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Bowling Green crime
F Bowling Green Employment Household income is 34% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$33,56239% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,17532% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%22% higher than the US average
Bowling Green employment
F Bowling Green Housing Home value is 20% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$157,90015% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66730% lower than the US average
Home ownership
39%38% lower than the US average
Bowling Green real estate or Bowling Green rentals
A+ Bowling Green Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
79%61% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Bowling Green K-12 schools or Bowling Green colleges

Living in Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green, Ohio is a moderately-sized city with a population of 31,641 residents. The majority of Bowling Green residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. The median age of all Bowling Green residents is 23, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Bowling Green might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 60% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Bowling Green is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Ohio, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Bowling Green, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.

With a livability score of 77 out of 100, Bowling Green is ranked #3,603 in the United States and #366 in Ohio. This is a terrific score, as Bowling Green ranks well in multiple categories! If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Bowling Green ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A) and education (A+). There are some categories that Bowling Green does not rank well for, including: weather (D), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bowling Green, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 129 crimes per 100,000 residents, Bowling Green has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Bowling Green have a test score average of 79%, which is well above the US average.

Bowling Green real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Bowling Green. Median real estate prices in Bowling Green come in at $157,900, which is 19.7% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bowling Green, the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 80.8% higher than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Bowling Green are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Bowling Green homes comes in at 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4%.

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Bowling Green, OH: The True American College Experience

Bowling Green is not only a great place to live it is a beautiful place to learn. While downtown Bowling Green might feel like stepping back in time, the heart of Bowling Green really comes from the many students who call it home. I love living in Bowling Green because of the fun and always-changing environment. There is always something to do no matter where in town I happen to find myself.

Bowling Green has a spectacular night life and a wide variety of restaurants. One of my favorite places is Easy Street Cafe. It is great for having happy hour drinks with friends or simply to have a nice lunch break. With all of the young people around, Bowling Green always has something new and fun to try.

I cannot think of another place I would rather be living than Bowling Green. The people are friendly and welcoming and that makes the atmosphere in the city really refreshing. Bowling Green is a great place to make friends.
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Source: The Bowling Green, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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