Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 67,067 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +36.0%
 
Males: 31,418  (46.8%)
Females: 35,649  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

26.7 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42101, 42102, 42103, 42104, 42122.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,814 (it was $29,047 in 2000)
Bowling Green:

$40,814
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,643 (it was $17,621 in 2000)

Bowling Green city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,500 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Bowling Green:

$153,500
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $189,995; detached houses: $195,534; townhouses or other attached units: $137,212; in 2-unit structures: $212,755; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,065; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,217; mobile homes: $64,304

Median gross rent in 2017: $771.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bowling Green: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.1%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 40.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 58.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 45.2% for other race residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bowling Green, KY (2010)
    • 42,40473.0%White alone
    • 7,98913.8%Black alone
    • 3,7496.5%Hispanic
    • 2,3864.1%Asian alone
    • 1,1962.1%Two or more races
    • 1360.2%American Indian alone
    • 930.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1140.2%Other race alone

Races in Bowling Green detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 134 registered sex offenders living in Bowling Green, Kentucky as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bowling Green is 486 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Bowling Green by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(5.8)
5
(9.5)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.1)
4
(6.8)
2
(3.3)
1
(1.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(6.2)
4
(6.0)
6
(8.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
47
(91.0)
59
(112.0)
49
(91.3)
47
(85.7)
51
(91.5)
39
(68.1)
31
(53.0)
36
(61.0)
59
(96.5)
49
(78.9)
54
(85.2)
51
(79.0)
61
(92.0)
59
(86.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
88
(170.4)
103
(195.5)
87
(162.1)
90
(164.0)
72
(129.1)
55
(96.0)
60
(102.6)
75
(127.0)
69
(112.9)
64
(103.0)
83
(131.0)
85
(131.7)
82
(123.6)
64
(93.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
190
(368.0)
202
(383.4)
211
(393.2)
199
(362.7)
104
(186.5)
58
(101.2)
73
(124.9)
74
(125.3)
71
(116.1)
87
(140.1)
88
(138.9)
64
(99.1)
78
(117.6)
79
(115.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
584
(1,131)
559
(1,061)
545
(1,016)
569
(1,037)
543
(973.9)
512
(893.4)
462
(790.2)
547
(926.4)
455
(744.3)
440
(708.3)
488
(770.4)
379
(587.0)
436
(657.4)
414
(606.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,282
(4,420)
2,033
(3,859)
2,072
(3,861)
2,313
(4,216)
2,400
(4,305)
2,022
(3,528)
2,127
(3,638)
2,322
(3,933)
2,272
(3,717)
2,384
(3,838)
2,486
(3,924)
2,236
(3,463)
2,476
(3,734)
2,681
(3,927)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
154
(298.3)
143
(271.4)
122
(227.3)
116
(211.4)
145
(260.1)
128
(223.4)
127
(217.2)
156
(264.2)
125
(204.5)
114
(183.5)
163
(257.3)
158
(244.7)
177
(266.9)
217
(317.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
3
(5.6)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
2
(3.5)
1
(1.7)
5
(8.5)
2
(3.3)
2
(3.2)
1
(1.6)
6
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)489.0494.3447.8448.4421.2325.0326.6368.8358.0343.0366.8334.1363.0363.0

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City-data.com crime index in Bowling Green, KY

Crime rate in Bowling Green detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 147 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (13.3%), English (6.7%), Irish (6.2%), German (5.9%), Yugoslavian (4.1%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/12/1810

Land area: 35.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,894 people per square mile   (low).

Bowling Green, Kentucky map

9,234 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 2.4% Europe, 1.5% Africa).

This city:

13.8%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,465 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,122 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (58.5 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (59.8 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (342.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Plum Springs, KY (2.1 miles ),
Plano, KY (2.7 miles ),
Gasper River, KY (3.1 miles ),
Woodburn, KY (3.3 miles ),
Oakland, KY (3.4 miles ),
Greencastle, KY (3.5 miles ),
Smiths Grove, KY (3.7 miles ),
Halfway, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 86.44 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Vette City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +26,717 (+39.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 26,883 (84.8%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Bowling Green, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bowling Green, KY in 2017
Bowling Green satellite photo by USGS

Bowling Green tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 207 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1998: 193 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 1999: 222 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2000: 255 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2001: 323 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2002: 269 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 259 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2004: 246 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2005: 547 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2006: 256 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2007: 259 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2008: 95 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2009: 88 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2010: 130 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2012: 88 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2013: 111 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2014: 118 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2015: 159 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2016: 193 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2017: 209 buildings, average cost: $173,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Bowling Green, KY residents
Average permit cost in Bowling Green, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bowling Green, KY
Historical housing units in Bowling Green, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +6,952 (+16.4%).
Most common industries in Bowling Green, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Bowling Green, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Bowling Green, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.2. This is about average.

City:

70.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.156. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.156
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 7.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.168. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.168
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bowling Green-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Bowling Green city center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 31.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Bowling Green-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from Bowling Green center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.7 miles away from Bowling Green center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 171.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Warren County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowling Green topographic map

Hospitals in Bowling Green:

  • BARREN RIVER HOME CARE (1133 ADAMS ST BOX 1157)
  • COMMONWEALTH REGIONAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 250 PARK DRIVE PO BOX 90010 5TH FLOOR)
  • GREENVIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1801 ASHLEY CIRCLE)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN KENTUCKY (5872 SCOTTSVILLE ROAD)
  • RIVENDELL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES (1035 PORTER PIKE)
  • RIVENDELL PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (1035 PORTER PIKE)
  • SOUTHERN KENTUCKY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1300 CAMPBELL LANE)
  • THE MEDICAL CENTER AT BOWLING GREEN (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 250 PARK STREET)

Nursing Homes in Bowling Green:

  • BOWLING GREEN HEALTH CARE CENTER (5079 SCOTTSVILLE RD)
  • BOWLING GREEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1561 NEWTON AVE.)
  • CARDINAL HEALTH CARE CTR AND BOWLING (550 HIGH ST)
  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER (1800 WESTEN AVENUE)
  • COLONIAL MANOR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2365 NASHVILLE ROAD)
  • GREENWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (5079 SCOTTSVILLE RD.)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION ROSEW (550 HIGH ST.)
  • MAGNOLIA VILLAGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1381 CAMPBELL LANE)
  • MEDIPLEX REHAB BOWLING GREEN (1300 CAMPBELL LANE)

Dialysis Facilities in Bowling Green:

  • DAVITA - DIALYSIS OF WARREN COUNTY (391 SUWANNEE TRAIL ST.)
  • FMC - BOWLING GREEN KIDNEY CENTER (1834 LYDA AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Bowling Green:

  • LIFELINE HEALTH CARE OF WARREN (165 NATCHEZ TRACE AVENUE, SUITE 206)
  • THE MED CTR AT BOWLING GREEN HOME CARE PROGRAM (958 COLLETT AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Bowling Green:

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Colleges/Universities in Bowling Green:

  • Western Kentucky University (Full-time enrollment: 16,942; Location: 1906 College Heights Blvd; Public; Website: www.wku.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,794; Location: 1845 Loop Dr; Public; Website: www.bowlinggreen.kctcs.edu)
  • PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green (Full-time enrollment: 424; Location: 1901 Russellville Road; Private, for-profit; Website: GOTOPJS.COM)
  • Daymar College-Bowling Green (Full-time enrollment: 345; Location: 2421 Fitzgerald Industrial Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.daymarcollege.edu)
  • Ross Medical Education Center-Bowling Green (Full-time enrollment: 135; Location: 1751 Scottsville Rd Ste 1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rosseducation.edu)
  • Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 127; Location: 1059 Shive Lane; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lindseyinstitute.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bowling Green:

  • Volunteer State Community College (about 43 miles; Gallatin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,311)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 59 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 60 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 60 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Tennessee State University (about 61 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,341)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 61 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 62 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)

Biggest public high schools in Bowling Green:

  • GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,451, Location: 5065 SCOTTSVILLE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WARREN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,135, Location: 559 MORGANTOWN RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WARREN EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 833, Location: 6867 LOUISVILLE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • BOWLING GREEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 781, Location: 1801 ROCKINGHAM LANE, Grades: 9-12)
  • THE ACADEMY AT 11TH STREET (Location: 877 EAST 11TH AVENUE, Grades: 6-12)
  • CHILDRENS CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT (Location: 501 CHESTNUT ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • WARREN REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION CTR (Location: 1020 KENTUCKY ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • RIVENDELL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1035 PORTER PIKE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WARREN COUNTY DAY TREATMENT (Location: 331 BROOKWOOD DRIVE, Grades: 7-12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY (Location: 877 JACKSON ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Bowling Green:

  • BOWLING GREEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 114, Location: 1730 DESTINY LN, Grades: KG-12)
  • ANCHORED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 106, Location: 1807 CAVE MILL RD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bowling Green:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bowling Green:

  • ST JOSEPH INTERPAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 338, Location: 416 CHURCH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • FOUNDATION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 150, Location: 2480 THREE SPRINGS RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 71, Location: 553 ASHMOOR AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Bowling Green

Library in Bowling Green:

  • BOWLING GREEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,469,736; Location: 1225 STATE STREET; 123,234 books; 669 e-books; 9,450 audio materials; 23,080 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bowling Green Christian Academy is now a Preschool-12th grade non-denominational Christian school
  • Private High School in Bowling Green: OLD UNION SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 714 OLD UNION CHURCH RD; Grades: PK-12)
  • The Presbyterian Church is located at 1003 State Street in Bowling Green, KY. Please add it to the church listings.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bowling Green: Rivendell Behavioral Health Services (A), Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries (B), Alvaton Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (C), Charles L Wilson Fire Department (D), Airport Fire Station (E), West Side Fire Station (F), Northside Fire Station (G), Bowling Green Fire Department Headquarters (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bowling Green include: Forest Park Church (A), Glendale Baptist Church (B), Greenwood Church (C), Hillvue Heights Church (D), Bristow Church (E), Broadway Church (F), South Central Fellowship (G), Three Springs Road Church of Christ (H), Christ Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pioneer Cemetery (1), Chapel Hill Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Mount Moriah Cemetery (4), Saint Josephs Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Limestone Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Jennings Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bowling Green include: Pioneer Park (1), Hobson Grove Park (2), Lampkin Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: National Corvette Museum (350 Corvette Dr) (1), Kentucky Museum - Gift Shop (1 Big Red Way) (2), Riverview At Hobson Grove (Museums; 1100 W Main) (3), Brims Childrens Museum (1229 Center Street) (4), Waterworks (Water Parks & Slides; 763 Bakerfields Way) (5), Lost River Cave (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2830 Nashville Road) (6), West End Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 127 Dishman Lane) (7), Paradise Vacations (2945 Scottsville Rd) (8), Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (352 Three Springs Rd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Baymont Bowling Green (165 Three Springs Road) (1), Econo Lodge (181 Cumberland Trace Road) (2), Hampton Inn Bowling Green (233 Three Springs Road) (3), Econo Lodge Bowling Green (181 Cumberland Trace) (4), Home-Towne Suites Residential Studios (1929 Mel Browning Street) (5), Ramada Inn (4767 Scottsville Road) (6), Rose Water Concierge Services (2122 Stonebrook Court) (7), Red Roof Inn (3140 Scottsville Road) (8), Country Hearth Inn - Bowling Green (395 Corvette Dr) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Court Of Appeals- Circuit Court Administr (1001 Center Street) (1), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Warren Circuit Court- Div Iv Judge Family C (1001 Center) (2), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Warren Circuit Court- Div I Judge (1001 Center Street) (3), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Warren District Court- Juvenile Court C (1001 Center Street) (4), Warren County - County Court Clerk (429 East 10th Avenue) (5), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Warren District Court- Div Iii J (1001 Center Street) (6), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (996 Wilkinson Trce) (7), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Court Of Appeals- Pretrial Service Agency- Warren Circuit C (1001 College Street) (8), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Warren District Court- Div Ii Judge (1001 Center Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Sam Bush - Folk guitarist, William Huston Natcher - Politician, Ben Bailey - Comedian, Bill Miner - Old West, Jon Switzer - Baseball player, Herb Peyton - Energy industry businessman, Corey Hart - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Mar 24, 1982), Robert Reynolds - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: May 20, 1981), Rex Chapman - Basketball player, Doug Moseley - Politician.

Warren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bowling Green and their reported violations in the past:

WARREN COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 66,659, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009)
BOWLING GREEN MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 54,945, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-30-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BUTLER COUNTY WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 14,256, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2008)
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
SIMPSON COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 8,200, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bowling Green in 2010:

  • 4,657 people in college/university student housing
  • 601 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 492 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 148 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 119 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 45 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bowling Green in 2000:

  • 4,054 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 573 people in nursing homes
  • 221 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 182 people in state prisons
  • 125 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 115 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 112 people in other group homes
  • 55 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
Arena or stadium:
  • E.A. Diddle Arena. Western Kentucky University.

Banks with most branches in Bowling Green (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 8 branches. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Bowling Green Branch, Bowling Green Lain Avenue Branch, Bowling Green Ashley Circle Branch, Bowling Green Cave Mill Branch, Bowling Green Northgate Branch, Bowling Green Campbell Lane Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • South Central Bank of Bowling Green, Inc.: Nashville Road Branch, Louisville Road Branch, Lehman Avenue Branch, Greenwood Branch, Bowling Green Branch, South Central Bank Of Bowling Green, Inc.. Info updated 2007/06/07: Bank assets: $230.9 mil, Deposits: $191.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: South Central Bancshares Of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Citizens First Bank, Inc.: at 1805 Campbell Lane, Scottsville Rd Branch, Express Branch - Messenger Service, Bowling Green Branch, Lehman Avenue Branch. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $403.1 mil, Deposits: $333.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens First Corporation
  • American Bank & Trust Company, Inc.: Nashville Road Branch, Fairview Ave Branch, Louisville Road Branch, at 1302 Scottsville Road. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $239.8 mil, Deposits: $215.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ambanc Holding Company, Inc.
  • First Security Bank of Owensboro, Inc.: Bowling Green Downtown Office, Greenwood Mall Office, Scottsville Rd Office, Campbell Lane Office. Info updated 2010/08/10: Bank assets: $368.6 mil, Deposits: $308.1 mil, headquarters in Owensboro, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Security, Inc.
  • Independence Bank of Kentucky: Fairview Avenue Branch, Nashville Rd Branch, Thoroughbred Square Branch, Scottsville Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,133.6 mil, Deposits: $949.3 mil, headquarters in Owensboro, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Independence Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Russellville Road Branch, Scottsville Road Branch, Fairview Branch, State Street Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Farmers National Bank of Scottsville: Bank On Wheels Branch, Fairview Branch, Campbell Lane Branch. Info updated 2011/07/28: Bank assets: $241.0 mil, Deposits: $196.3 mil, headquarters in Scottsville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Financial Corp.
  • 10 other banks with 14 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Bowling Green:

Marital status in Bowling Green, KY
  • Never married: 47.5%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bowling Green:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bowling Green
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bowling Green, KY (based on Warren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,229112
Mainline Protestant9,18032
Catholic4,2432
Other2,69311
Black Protestant2435
Orthodox501
None52,154-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Here:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Warren County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Warren County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Warren County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Warren County:

6.94 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Warren County:

9.9%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.5%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Warren County:

17.2%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.3%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.5%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Bowling Green:

28.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.6%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bowling Green:

29.7%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

53.8%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Bowling Green:

78.9%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bowling Green, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 118$545,494$55,4740$0
Police Protection - Officers 103$435,114$50,6930$0
Other and Unallocable 75$362,711$58,03410$16,592
Electric Power 54$358,265$79,6140$0
Parks and Recreation 51$168,286$39,59781$45,623
Streets and Highways 42$144,996$41,4271$808
Water Supply 39$201,686$62,0570$0
Police - Other 36$146,183$48,72818$14,291
Financial Administration 25$115,913$55,6385$5,782
Housing and Community Development (Local) 25$94,895$45,5501$1,333
Sewerage 21$100,717$57,5530$0
Other Government Administration 14$74,759$64,0799$9,311
Airports 5$18,308$43,9390$0
Fire - Other 3$10,310$41,2400$0
Judicial and Legal 2$14,787$88,7220$0
Totals for Government 613$2,792,424$54,664125$93,740

Bowling Green government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $5,845,000 ($87.15)
    Regular Highways: $2,075,000 ($30.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,925,000 ($28.70)
    Sewerage: $1,334,000 ($19.89)
    Air Transportation: $678,000 ($10.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $593,000 ($8.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $350,000 ($5.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($0.07)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.07)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $80,378,000 ($1198.47)
    Central Staff Services: $11,787,000 ($175.75)
    Police Protection: $9,899,000 ($147.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,639,000 ($128.81)
    Water Utilities: $8,104,000 ($120.83)
    Sewerage: $7,219,000 ($107.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,681,000 ($99.62)
    Regular Highways: $5,985,000 ($89.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,570,000 ($68.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,341,000 ($34.91)
    Financial Administration: $1,048,000 ($15.63)
    Air Transportation: $741,000 ($11.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($1.79)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $254,000 ($3.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,336,000 ($34.83)
    Benefit Payments: $891,000 ($13.29)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $289,000 ($4.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,647,000 ($69.29)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,602,000 ($23.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $978,000 ($14.58)
    Sewerage: $842,000 ($12.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $566,000 ($8.44)
    Police Protection: $510,000 ($7.60)
    Regular Highways: $495,000 ($7.38)
    Central Staff Services: $452,000 ($6.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $298,000 ($4.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $135,000 ($2.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000 ($0.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($0.45)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,158,000 ($375.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $595,000 ($8.87)

Bowling Green government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,578,000 ($187.54)
    Other: $9,102,000 ($135.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,448,000 ($51.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,364,000 ($35.25)
    Air Transportation: $634,000 ($9.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $359,000 ($5.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,102,000 ($46.25)
    Highways: $1,144,000 ($17.06)
    Air Transportation: $338,000 ($5.04)
    General Local Government Support: $95,000 ($1.42)
    Other: $40,000 ($0.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,023,000 ($45.07)
    General Local Government Support: $74,000 ($1.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,815,000 ($27.06)
    Interest Earnings: $786,000 ($11.72)
    Special Assessments: $641,000 ($9.56)
    Sale of Property: $636,000 ($9.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $477,000 ($7.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000 ($0.86)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $84,777,000 ($1264.06)
    Water Utilities: $11,235,000 ($167.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,271,000 ($18.95)
    Highways: $1,250,000 ($18.64)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $39,924,000 ($595.29)
    Property: $12,458,000 ($185.75)
    Corporation Net Income: $8,629,000 ($128.66)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $3,839,000 ($57.24)
    Other License: $1,452,000 ($21.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $747,000 ($11.14)
    Other Selective Sales: $559,000 ($8.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $257,000 ($3.83)

Bowling Green government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,237,000 ($2836.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $180,283,000 ($2688.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,960,000 ($879.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,006,000 ($730.70)

Bowling Green government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $4,429,000 ($66.04)
    Total Federal Securities: $128,000 ($1.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,436,000 ($1437.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,178,000 ($92.12)

6.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Barren County, KY  0.36% ($36,066 average AGI)
from Simpson County, KY  0.36% ($31,092)
from Allen County, KY  0.31% ($33,481)


6.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, KY  0.43% ($30,781 average AGI)
to Davidson County, TN  0.34% ($42,847)
to Barren County, KY  0.32% ($33,139)
Businesses in Bowling Green, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts3Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone2McDonald's7
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
Baymont Inn1New Balance1
Best Western1New York & Co1
Big O Tires1Nike13
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King2Office Depot1
CVS2Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A3Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen2Popeyes1
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza3Ramada1
Dunkin Donuts1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Red Roof Inn1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid1
FedEx15Ruby Tuesday1
Finish Line1Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ryan's Grill1
Foot Locker1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Ford1SAS Shoes2
Forever 211SONIC Drive-In6
GNC2Sam's Club1
GameStop2Sears2
Gap1Shoe Carnival1
Goodwill4Sleep Inn1
Gymboree1Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block4Sprint Nextel2
Hardee's4Staples1
Hilton1Starbucks2
Hobby Lobby1Steak 'n Shake1
Holiday Inn2Subway12
Hollister Co.1Super 81
Home Depot1T-Mobile4
Honda1T.J.Maxx1
Hot Topic1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1Talbots1
JCPenney1Target1
Jimmy John's1Toyota1
JoS. A. Bank1Toys"R"Us1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
Journeys1UPS29
Justice1Vans3
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Waffle House3
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Kroger3Walmart2
La Quinta1Wendy's6
La-Z-Boy1White Castle1
Lane Bryant1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowling Green:

  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBGN (1340 AM; 1 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowling Green:

  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDNS (93.3 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPTQ (103.7 FM; CAVE CITY, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVLE (99.3 FM; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: SHERANDAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowling Green:

  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WNKY (Channel 40; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: MMK LICENSE LLC)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPBM-LP (Channel 48; SCOTTSVILLE, KY; Owner: PROCLAIM BROADCASTING, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bowling Green: Franklin M. McDonald.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bowling Green fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 84Number of bridges
  • 1,302ft / 397mTotal length
  • $15,153,000Total costs
  • 1,364,094Total average daily traffic
  • 261,831Total average daily truck traffic
  • 655,714Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bowling Green, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 271970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 192000-2009
  • 222010-2018
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bowling Green)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 314 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bowling Green, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 449 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bowling Green)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bowling Green)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 72 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED117$130,207308$124,836808$146,05144$73,97818$939,999224$129,2008$46,548
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$122,75012$171,20243$150,5335$20,2541$2,169,0102$53,1301$77,010
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$124,42723$102,252192$131,76322$31,3312$3,089,77516$92,2643$74,123
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$118,19722$126,073119$143,0853$38,1000$06$85,8480$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$134,7602$78,22026$148,1460$00$01$50,0000$0
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Detailed mortgage data for all 14 tracts in Bowling Green, KY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$159,28137$141,866
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$167,71321$130,192
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$170,4457$198,119
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$78,1365$133,080
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$145,260
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bowling Green, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bowling Green, KY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 379. The highest number of fire incidents - 534 took place in 2006, and the least - 77 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bowling Green, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.9%), and Structure Fires (41.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bowling Green, KY
    • 2,69741.9%Outside Fires
    • 2,64041.0%Structure Fires
    • 99315.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1121.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bowling Green, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowling Green, Kentucky:

  • Bowling Green Motel, US 31W N, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 , Phone: (270) 842-2424
  • Bowling Green Travel Lodge, 409 31 W Byp, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 , Phone: (270) 843-3264
  • Holiday Inn Express Bowling Green, 165 Three Springs Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104 , Phone: (270) 843-3200, Fax: (270) 782-6699
  • Cardinal Motel, 1310 31 W Byp, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 , Phone: (270) 842-0328
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 700 Interstate Dr, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 , Phone: (270) 781-5200
  • Hampton Inn, 233 Three Springs Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104 , Phone: (270) 842-4100
  • Rodeway Inn, 3240 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104 , Phone: (270) 781-1500, Fax: (270) 842-0030
  • News Inn, 3160 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104 , Phone: (270) 781-3460, Fax: (270) 781-3463
  • 28 other hotels and motels
All 36 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Most common first names in Bowling Green, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James61871.5 years
Mary49178.2 years
William44272.9 years
John35174.6 years
Robert29570.3 years
Charles24869.0 years
George14675.3 years
Dorothy12877.0 years
Ruth12379.9 years
Elizabeth11778.1 years
Most common last names in Bowling Green, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26276.0 years
Miller23274.6 years
Johnson20574.3 years
Wilson18173.8 years
Jones17974.8 years
Brown12773.9 years
Williams10977.5 years
Thomas10577.6 years
White10274.7 years
Young10177.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bowling Green, KY
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bowling Green, KY
  • 58.0%Electricity
  • 39.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy


Bowling Green compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bowling Green on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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