Bowling Green, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 31,820 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 14,717  (46.3%)
Females: 17,103  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

23.1 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 43402, 43403.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,574 (it was $30,599 in 2000)
Bowling Green:

$41,574
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,151 (it was $15,032 in 2000)

Bowling Green city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,692 (it was $122,000 in 2000)
Bowling Green:

$189,692
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $196,829; detached houses: $205,944; townhouses or other attached units: $297,519; in 2-unit structures: $25,154; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $325,051; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,891; mobile homes: $40,159

Median gross rent in 2017: $675.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bowling Green: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.8%
(33.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.0% for Black residents, 39.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 79.4% for other race residents, 43.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bowling Green, OH (2017)
    • 26,78283.9%White alone
    • 1,9406.1%Hispanic
    • 1,6295.1%Black alone
    • 9302.9%Two or more races
    • 6051.9%Asian alone
    • 140.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Bowling Green, Ohio as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bowling Green is 1,224 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than 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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(23.8)
1
(3.4)
11
(37.0)
2
(6.7)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.5)
16
(53.2)
16
(52.9)
22
(69.1)
16
(49.8)
15
(47.1)
19
(60.5)
20
(62.9)
9
(28.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(44.1)
10
(33.5)
7
(23.5)
8
(26.7)
9
(30.5)
15
(52.4)
13
(43.3)
14
(46.3)
10
(31.4)
10
(31.1)
8
(25.1)
8
(25.5)
6
(18.9)
6
(18.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(47.5)
21
(70.4)
12
(40.4)
15
(50.1)
31
(105.0)
25
(87.4)
24
(79.9)
39
(129.1)
17
(53.4)
13
(40.4)
25
(78.4)
15
(47.8)
15
(47.2)
9
(28.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(322.4)
99
(331.9)
119
(400.2)
96
(320.9)
99
(335.2)
96
(335.5)
108
(359.4)
109
(360.7)
78
(244.9)
93
(289.3)
65
(203.9)
64
(203.8)
86
(270.6)
32
(99.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
813
(2,759)
909
(3,047)
951
(3,198)
842
(2,814)
621
(2,103)
700
(2,446)
652
(2,170)
716
(2,369)
692
(2,173)
529
(1,646)
561
(1,760)
486
(1,548)
486
(1,529)
346
(1,081)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(74.7)
48
(160.9)
51
(171.5)
33
(110.3)
15
(50.8)
17
(59.4)
17
(56.6)
15
(49.6)
11
(34.5)
15
(46.7)
11
(34.5)
10
(31.8)
15
(47.2)
8
(25.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(10.1)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.1)
1
(3.1)
1
(3.2)
3
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)180.6184.8214.4167.3144.5162.1194.7212.7182.2147.1148.3144.3149.386.0

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 55 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Ohio average:

1.27
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Irish (6.9%), American (5.4%), English (4.5%), Italian (3.3%), Polish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1972

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 3,134 people per square mile   (average).

Bowling Green, Ohio map

1,737 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 1.6% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

5.4%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,471 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,117 (1.1%)

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: +6,988 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,775 (72.1%)

Area codes: 419, 567

Distribution of median household income in Bowling Green, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bowling Green, OH in 2017

Bowling Green satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Ohio:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bowling Green, OH
Historical housing units in Bowling Green, OH

Population change in the 1990s: +744 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Bowling Green, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (24.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Bowling Green, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)

Average climate in Bowling Green, Ohio

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Bowling Green, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.674. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.674
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

19.6

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 the city 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 the city 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 Bowling Green 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 (13).
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

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)
  • 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)
  • US RENAL CARE OF BOWLING GREEN (1037 CONNEAUT STREET, SUITE 101)

Airports and heliports 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:

Private high school in Bowling Green:

  • BOWLING GREEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 169, Location: 1165 HASKINS RD, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bowling Green:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bowling Green:

  • ST ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 222, Location: 148 S ENTERPRISE ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF BOWLING GREEN (Students: 79, Location: 515 SAND RIDGE RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • PLAN DO & TALK PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 15, Location: 115 E OAK ST, Grades: KG-2)
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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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
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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Bowling Green:

Marital status in Bowling Green, OH
  • Never married: 63.0%
  • Now married: 27.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bowling Green:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Ohio average:

10.7

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,56413
Evangelical Protestant20,72854
Mainline Protestant19,80668
Other3,2407
Black Protestant4793
Orthodox851
None59,586-
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: 20
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Wood County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
Ohio:

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

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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:
Wood County:

15.8%
State:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.8%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.8%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.2
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bowling Green:

19.9%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bowling Green:

10.9%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bowling Green:

7.0
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bowling Green:

24.3%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bowling Green:

61.6%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.1%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bowling Green, OH 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
Police Protection - Officers 49$277,831$68,0400$0
Firefighters 47$295,217$75,3750$0
Water Supply 33$157,061$57,1130$0
Streets and Highways 30$146,842$58,7370$0
Electric Power 26$148,780$68,6680$0
Judicial and Legal 23$93,442$48,7527$15,390
Other Government Administration 22$85,738$46,7661$3,063
Parks and Recreation 18$67,879$45,2531$1,361
Sewerage 18$82,305$54,8700$0
Other and Unallocable 18$82,637$55,0910$0
Solid Waste Management 9$41,967$55,9560$0
Financial Administration 7$28,709$49,2150$0
Police - Other 3$20,382$81,5285$2,800
Fire - Other 2$13,488$80,9280$0
Transit 1$3,618$43,4160$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,003$60,0360$0
Health 1$4,187$50,2440$0
Totals for Government 308$1,555,086$60,58814$22,614

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,507,000 ($110.21)
    Electric Utilities: $884,000 ($27.78)
    Water Utilities: $428,000 ($13.45)
    Sewerage: $386,000 ($12.13)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $45,837,000 ($1440.51)
    Police Protection: $5,747,000 ($180.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,686,000 ($178.69)
    Water Utilities: $4,556,000 ($143.18)
    Sewerage: $4,147,000 ($130.33)
    Central Staff Services: $3,951,000 ($124.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,448,000 ($76.93)
    Regular Highways: $2,292,000 ($72.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,510,000 ($47.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $947,000 ($29.76)
    General - Other: $735,000 ($23.10)
    Health - Other: $207,000 ($6.51)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($1.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,567,000 ($49.25)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $1,791,000 ($56.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,579,000 ($552.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($0.60)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,843,000 ($120.77)
    Other: $2,064,000 ($64.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $940,000 ($29.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $850,000 ($26.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $565,000 ($17.76)
    Interest Earnings: $492,000 ($15.46)
    Special Assessments: $56,000 ($1.76)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $50,398,000 ($1583.85)
    Water Utilities: $4,729,000 ($148.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,056,000 ($64.61)
    General Local Government Support: $1,056,000 ($33.19)
    Sewerage: $185,000 ($5.81)
    Other: $159,000 ($5.00)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $19,572,000 ($615.08)
    Property: $2,387,000 ($75.02)
    Other: $2,034,000 ($63.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $316,000 ($9.93)
    Other License: $31,000 ($0.97)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,524,000 ($582.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,903,000 ($499.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,621,000 ($82.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,169,000 ($1482.37)

7.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Ohio average:

5.23%

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 Lucas County, OH  2.97% ($53,919 average AGI)
from Hancock County, OH  0.44% ($44,138)
from Ottawa County, OH  0.26% ($49,594)


8.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Ohio average:

5.51%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($290 average AGI)
Wood County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lucas County, OH  2.94% ($45,438 average AGI)
to Hancock County, OH  0.45% ($41,352)
to Franklin County, OH  0.27% ($38,145)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Bowling Green fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 535ft / 163mTotal length
  • $411,177,000Total costs
  • 616,408Total average daily traffic
  • 156,765Total average daily truck traffic
  • 748,133Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bowling Green, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 311960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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 in Bowling Green, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bowling Green, OH - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 67. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 137 took place in 2007, and the least - 22 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bowling Green, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.4%), and Structure Fires (38.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bowling Green, OH
    • 51945.4%Outside Fires
    • 43738.3%Structure Fires
    • 18015.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 60.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bowling Green, OH

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

  • Angel Motel, 1024 N Main St, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-3170
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1630 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-2521, Fax: (419) 353-5975
  • Knights Inn, 1550 E Wooster, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-5211, Fax: (419) 354-8030
  • America's Best Value Inn, 1740 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-1520, Fax: (419) 354-3182
  • DAYS INN, 1740 E WOOSTER St, Bowling green, Ohio 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-1520, Fax: (419) 354-3182
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bowling Green Ohio, 1544 E Wooster St, Bowling green, Ohio 43402 , Phone: (419) 352-0033
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowling Green, Ohio
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bowling Green, OH
  • 92.1%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bowling Green, OH
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 34.3%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Bowling Green compared to Ohio state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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