Bowling Green, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 31,802 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 15,328  (48.2%)
Females: 16,474  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  23.2 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 43402, 43403.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,938 (it was $30,599 in 2000)
Bowling Green:

$31,938
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,683 (it was $15,032 in 2000)

Bowling Green city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $153,903 (it was $122,000 in 2000)
Bowling Green:

$153,903
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $176,076; Detached houses: $197,258; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,532; In 2-unit structures: $121,233; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,897; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,150; Mobile homes: $24,630

Median gross rent in 2012: $640.

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  • White alone - 26,374 (86.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,612 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1,465 (4.8%)
  • Asian alone - 564 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 409 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 13 (0.04%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowling Green: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.3%), Irish (13.2%), English (8.3%), Italian (4.0%), Polish (3.7%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1972

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 3,132 people per square mile   (average).

Bowling Green,OH real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bowling Green:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowling Green city:

  • Never married: 64.1%
  • Now married: 25.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

1,444 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:  4.7%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Bowling Green, Ohio as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bowling Green to the number of sex offenders is 1,255 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,233 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,915 (1.2%)

Bowling Green satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Toledo, OH (20.6 miles , pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (210.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Portage, OH (1.8 miles ), Rudolph, OH (2.3 miles ), Tontogany, OH (2.4 miles ), Haskins, OH (2.6 miles ), Weston, OH (2.8 miles ), Jerry City, OH (3.0 miles ), Cygnet, OH (3.0 miles ), Waterville, OH (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 83.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,574 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,217 (66.7%)

Area codes: 419, 567

Bowling Green household income distribution Bowling Green home values distribution

Crime rates in Bowling Green by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.03.40.00.00.00.00.00.03.33.3
Rapes 5765771112111616
per 100,000 17.023.620.116.923.823.83.437.06.73.43.553.252.9
Robberies 13131311111310789151314
per 100,000 44.243.843.637.337.444.133.523.526.730.552.443.346.3
Assaults 18192526181421121531252439
per 100,000 61.264.083.988.161.147.570.440.450.1105.087.479.9129.1
Burglaries 1331711851431329599119969996108109
per 100,000 452.1576.0620.5484.4448.3322.4331.9400.2320.9335.2335.5359.4360.7
Thefts 979952829676892813909951842621700652716
per 100,000 3327.93206.62780.62290.03029.72759.03047.43198.52814.32102.52446.12169.72369.4
Auto thefts 29474430232248513315171715
per 100,000 98.6158.3147.6101.678.174.7160.9171.5110.350.859.456.649.6
Arson 1424100310200
per 100,000 3.413.56.713.63.40.00.010.13.30.07.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 187.9200.6188.5156.2184.7160.3164.0190.3148.4128.2143.8172.8188.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bowling Green detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 54 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Ohio average:

1.99
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +744 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Bowling Green: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bowling Green, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bowling Green-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Bowling Green city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

On 11/10/2002, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowling Green-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from Bowling Green center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.0 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 219.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 302.1 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 285.2 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 Wood County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowling Green topographic map

Birthplace of: Andy Tracy - Baseball player, Kenneth Kelly - Football player and coach, Randy Gardner (politician) - Politician, Susan Holmes - Female model, Cara Zavaleta - Playboy playmate, Andrew Ogg - Mathematician, Dan Marion - Baseball player, Derk Cheetwood - Actor, Drew Cheetwood - Actor, Ed Hospodar - Ice hockey player.

Main business address for: SKY FINANCIAL GROUP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bowling Green:

  • DWIGHT MILLER HOME (432 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • HADLEY FAMILY HOME (316 NORTH CHURCH STREET)
  • SCHULT FAMILY HOME (1009 KLOTZ ROAD)
  • WOOD COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 950 WEST WOOSTER STREET)
  • US RENAL CARE OF BOWLING GREEN (1037 CONNEAUT STREET, SUITE 101)
  • BLAKELY CARE CENTER OF BOWLING (850 W POE ROAD)
  • BOWLING GREEN MANOR (1021 W POE RD)
  • HOSPITALITY HLTH CARE OF BOWLING GRN (308 W WOOSTER)
  • WOOD HAVEN HEALTH CARE SENIOR LIVING AND REHAB (1965 E GYPSY LANE RD)
  • WOOSTER NURSING HOME (416 W WOOSTER ST)

Airports located in Bowling Green:

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Amtrak stations near Bowling Green:

  • 20 miles: TOLEDO (415 EMERALD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: FOSTORIA (500 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

College/University in Bowling Green:

  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 16,357; Location: 220 McFall Ctr; Public; Website: www.bgsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

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

  • Owens Community College (about 16 miles; Perrysburg, OH; Full-time enrollment: 9,416)
  • University of Toledo (about 20 miles; Toledo, OH; FT enrollment: 18,409)
  • The University of Findlay (about 23 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,649)
  • Terra State Community College (about 26 miles; Fremont, OH; FT enrollment: 2,119)
  • Tiffin University (about 31 miles; Tiffin, OH; FT enrollment: 4,927)
  • Northwest State Community College (about 35 miles; Archbold, OH; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • Monroe County Community College (about 39 miles; Monroe, MI; FT enrollment: 2,553)

Public high school in Bowling Green:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bowling Green:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bowling Green:

  • ST ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 148 S ENTERPRISE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF BOWLING GREEN (Students: 135; Location: 515 SAND RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • BOWLING GREEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 130; Location: 1165 HASKINS RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PLAN. DO AND TALK PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 115 EAST OAK ST; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Bowling Green

Library in Bowling Green:

  • WOOD COUNTY DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,888,742; Location: 251 N. MAIN ST.; 157,433 books; 5,532 e-books; 7,181 audio materials; 9,625 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 242 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • South Main Elementary School was closed as a school in 2005 and is now the South Main Common Space, a cultural arts center with studios for artists and classes for the public.
  • WTOL is no longer owned by Liberty Corp "we" were bought by Raycom Media. Who in turn sold WNWO to Barrington Broadcasting Group.

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Notable locations in Bowling Green: Sterling Farm (A), Keefe Tennis Courts (B), Creason Golf Course (C), Wood County Fairgrounds (D), Stone Ridge Golf Club (E), Klotz Flower Farm (F), Bowling Green Division of Fire Station 1 (G), Bowling Green Division of Fire Station 2 (H), Behavioral Connections of Wood County (I), Wood County Law Library (J), Williams Hall (K), West Hall (L), University Hall (M), South Hall (N), Shatzel Hall (O), Prout Hall (P), Overman Hall (Q), Olscamp Hall (R), Offenhauer Tower (S), Moseley Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southwood Plaza Shopping Center (1), Cross Roads Plaza Shopping Center (2), Bee Gee Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bowling Green: SKY FINANCIAL GROUP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bowling Green include: First United Methodist Church (A), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (B), Faith Temple (C), Grace Church of the Brethren (D), Saint Aloysius Catholic Church (E), Kings Way Christian Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), Central Church of Christ (H), Bowling Green Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Peregrine Pond (A), University Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bowling Green include: Cochrane Field (1), Founders Quadrangle (2), Harshman Quadrangle (3), Kreischer Quadrangle (4), Perry Field (5), Rodgers Quadrangle (6), Steller Field (7), Whittaker Track (8), Main Street Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Historical Construction Equipment Associates (16623 Liberty Hi Road).

Hotels: Best Western Falcon Plaza (1450 East Wooster Street), CSR Enterprises (1740 East Wooster Street), Falcon Plaza Best Western Motel (1450 East Wooster Street), Bowling Green-Days Inn (1550 E Wooster St), Hampton Inn Bowling Green- OH (142 Campbell Hill Road).

Court: Wood County Offices - Juvenile Court Center- Casa Court Appointed Special Advocate Pro (11120 East Gypsy Lane Road).

Wood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 112. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

112
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.89
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.1

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

BOWLING GREEN CITY (Population served: 30,028, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
BLOOMDALE VILLAGE (Population served: 808, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-31-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2008)
WOLF AMLC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.2%
(30.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.2% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 61.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  41.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bowling Green in 2010:

  • 5,013 people in college/university student housing
  • 278 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 155 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 64 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Bowling Green in 2000:

  • 6,377 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 268 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 42 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Bowling Green, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Bowling Green compared to Ohio state average:

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

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Anderson Arena. Bowling Green State University.
  • BGSU Ice Arena. Bowling Green State University.

Banks with branches in Bowling Green (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: North Main Branch, Bowling Green West Branch, Bowling Green Branch, University Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • KeyBank National Association: Bowling Green South Branch at 300 South Main Street, branch established on 1899/01/01; Bowling Green North Branch at 1098 North Main Street, branch established on 1973/02/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Fifth Third Bank: Bowling Green North Branch at 1232 North Main Street, branch established on 1987/05/26; Bowling Green Downtown Branch at 275 South Main Street, branch established on 1994/09/16. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bowling Green Branch at 735 South Main Street, branch established on 1989/09/20; Bowling Green State University at 1001 East Wooster Street, branch established on 2011/06/03. 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 Union Bank Company: Bowling Green Branch at 1300 North Main Street, branch established on 2007/08/20. Info updated 2010/09/01: Bank assets: $586.4 mil, Deposits: $482.1 mil, headquarters in Columbus Grove, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: United Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Bowling Green Walmart at 131 West Gypsy Lane, branch established on 2007/09/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Federal Bank of the Midwest: Bowling Green at 1226 W Wooster St, branch established on 2000/11/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,053.2 mil, Deposits: $1,610.5 mil, headquarters in Defiance, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices

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

  • Angel Motel, 1024 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-3170
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1630 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-2521, Fax: (419) 353-5975
  • Knights Inn, 1550 E Wooster, Bowling Green, OH 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-5211
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2150 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402 , Phone: (419) 353-5500, Fax: (419) 353-5550
  • Hampton Inn Bowling Green, 142 Campbell Hill Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402 , Phone: (419) 353-3464, Fax: (419) 352-7327
  • America's Best Value Inn, 1740 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-1520, Fax: (419) 354-3182
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowling Green, Ohio

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bowling Green travel time to work - commute Bowling Green mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bowling Green city (based on Wood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.31%
Here: 47.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAssemblies of God
Adherents38.4%19.4%14.1%7.0%3.6%
Congregations6.8%13.6%26.5%0.8%2.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.7%2.0%1.4%1.2%10.2%
Congregations6.1%4.5%3.0%1.5%34.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Wood County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Wood County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Wood County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

29.4%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$26,630$45,6510$0
Other Government Administration 22$79,527$43,3781$2,659
Judicial and Legal 23$86,674$45,2217$13,359
Police Protection - Officers 49$257,705$63,1110$0
Police - Other 3$18,905$75,6205$2,431
Firefighters 47$273,832$69,9150$0
Fire - Other 2$12,511$75,0660$0
Streets and Highways 29$132,439$54,8021$3,766
Health 1$3,883$46,5960$0
Solid Waste Management 9$38,927$51,9030$0
Sewerage 18$76,343$50,8950$0
Parks and Recreation 18$62,962$41,9751$1,182
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,641$55,6920$0
Water Supply 33$145,683$52,9760$0
Electric Power 26$138,003$63,6940$0
Transit 1$3,356$40,2720$0
Other and Unallocable 18$76,651$51,1010$0
Totals for Government 307$1,438,672$56,23515$23,397

Bowling Green government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,308,000 ($198.35)
    Sewerage: $729,000 ($22.92)
    Water Utilities: $429,000 ($13.49)
    Electric Utilities: $282,000 ($8.87)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $34,246,000 ($1076.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,846,000 ($152.38)
    Police Protection: $4,715,000 ($148.26)
    Regular Highways: $3,893,000 ($122.41)
    Water Utilities: $3,402,000 ($106.97)
    General - Other: $3,323,000 ($104.49)
    Sewerage: $2,673,000 ($84.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,488,000 ($46.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,315,000 ($41.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,070,000 ($33.65)
    Central Staff Services: $331,000 ($10.41)
    Financial Administration: $298,000 ($9.37)
    Health - Other: $241,000 ($7.58)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $173,000 ($5.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,652,000 ($51.95)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $2,532,000 ($79.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,321,000 ($41.54)
    General - Other: $74,000 ($2.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,458,000 ($486.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($1.45)

Bowling Green government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,950,000 ($124.21)
    All Other: $1,431,000 ($45.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $419,000 ($13.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $400,000 ($12.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,262,000 ($134.02)
    Interest Earnings: $1,425,000 ($44.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $841,000 ($26.44)
    General Revenue, NEC: $441,000 ($13.87)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $32,231,000 ($1013.49)
    Water Utilities: $3,656,000 ($114.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,748,000 ($117.85)
    Sewerage: $2,158,000 ($67.86)
    All Other: $1,284,000 ($40.37)
    Highways: $769,000 ($24.18)
    Electric Utilities: $5,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $13,234,000 ($416.14)
    Property: $1,996,000 ($62.76)
    Other License: $319,000 ($10.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $168,000 ($5.28)

Bowling Green government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,840,000 ($560.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,832,000 ($529.27)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,355,000 ($199.83)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,955,000 ($187.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,008,000 ($31.70)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,000 ($12.58)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $6,521,000 ($205.05)
    End of Fiscal Year: $6,256,000 ($196.72)

Bowling Green government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,769,000 ($936.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,955,000 ($187.25)

7.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Ohio average:

4.72%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($96 average AGI)
Wood County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lucas County, OH  2.80% ($37,905 average AGI)
from Hancock County, OH  0.38% ($38,713)
from Ottawa County, OH  0.28% ($31,684)


7.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Ohio average:

5.14%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($97 average AGI)
Wood County:

0.04%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lucas County, OH  2.44% ($34,017 average AGI)
to Hancock County, OH  0.41% ($35,276)
to Franklin County, OH  0.34% ($30,209)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowling Green:

  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSPD (1370 AM; 5 kW; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WTOD (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJYM (730 AM; 1 kW; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowling Green:

  • WBGU (88.1 FM; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRQN (93.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVKS (92.5 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGTE-FM (91.3 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC B/C FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WRVF (101.5 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRWK (106.5 FM; DELTA, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXQQ (96.9 FM; WAUSEON, OH; Owner: CORNERSTONE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WJZE (97.3 FM; OAK HARBOR, OH; Owner: RASP BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WOTL (90.3 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIMX (95.7 FM; GIBSONBURG, OH; Owner: RIVERSIDE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WIOT (104.7 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKKO (99.9 FM; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWWM-FM (105.5 FM; SYLVANIA, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W205AT (88.9 FM; HAMLER, OH; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WPOS-FM (102.3 FM; HOLLAND, OH; Owner: THE MAUMEE VALLEY BROADCASTING ASSN.)
  • WPFX-FM (107.7 FM; NORTH BALTIMORE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYSZ (89.3 FM; MAUMEE, OH; Owner: SIDE BY SIDE, INC.)
  • WCKY-FM (103.7 FM; TIFFIN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJUC (107.3 FM; SWANTON, OH; Owner: WELCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBVI (96.7 FM; FOSTORIA, OH; Owner: TCB HOLDINGS, INC./ C/O ROPPE CORPOR)

TV broadcast stations around Bowling Green:

  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGTE-TV (Channel 30; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • W09CG (Channel 9; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLQP-LP (Channel 18; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W22CO (Channel 22; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WBTL-LP (Channel 34; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W64BM (Channel 64; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W59DC (Channel 59; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNGT-LP (Channel 48; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: L & M VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WFND-LP (Channel 22; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WLMB (Channel 40; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: DOMINION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Bowling Green fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 58 meters (190ft)
Total average daily traffic: 88,926
Total average daily truck traffic: 19,135

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bowling Green, OH
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 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 ORIGINATED42$140,82042$111,835219$145,6504$41,9405$1,158,96223$197,9571$87,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$118,5004$59,52312$158,5823$17,4900$01$61,0001$42,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$141,3492$66,80545$151,0793$7,5570$04$71,5681$7,580
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$89,8904$113,91034$147,7790$01$250,0004$112,5630$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$120,0000$09$121,1542$12,4550$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0216.00 , 0217.01, 0217.02, 0218.00, 0219.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$132,5035$193,546
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$171,2752$119,540
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$237,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$83,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0216.00 , 0217.01, 0217.02, 0219.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Bowling Green

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bowling Green, OH
Most common first names in Bowling Green, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13879.6 years
Robert13072.8 years
John11473.8 years
William11076.3 years
Helen10681.6 years
Charles9978.0 years
James9772.0 years
Ruth7884.3 years
Dorothy6182.0 years
Mildred6080.7 years
Most common last names in Bowling Green, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8679.9 years
Miller4074.1 years
Snyder3375.5 years
Brown3077.1 years
Vollmar2676.1 years
Jones2579.8 years
Johnson2280.1 years
Harris2074.5 years
Carpenter2081.9 years
Moore1975.4 years
Businesses in Bowling Green, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Meijer1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King3Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut1
Circle K6Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx4Staples1
Ford1Starbucks3
GNC1Subway6
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Tim Hortons1
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS14
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
Jamba Juice1Waffle House1
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's3
Kroger1

Bowling Green on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
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