In 2017, Bowling Green, Kentucky had a population of 64.3k people with a median age of 27.2 and a median household income of $39,901. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bowling Green, KY grew from 62,824 to 64,302, a 2.35% increase and its median household income grew from $37,183 to $39,901, a 7.31% increase.
The population of Bowling Green, KY is 71.3% White Alone, 13.6% Black or African American Alone, and 6.89% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bowling Green, KY speak a non-English language, and 90.1% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Bowling Green, KY are Western Kentucky University (4,364 degrees awarded in 2017), Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (1,986 degrees), and PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green (165 degrees).
The median property value in Bowling Green, KY is $145,500, and the homeownership rate is 39.4%. Most people in Bowling Green, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bowling Green, KY is 2 cars per household.
In 2017, universities in Bowling Green, KY awarded 6,732 degrees. The student population of Bowling Green, KY is skewed towards women, with 10,041 male students and 15,238 female students.
Most students graduating from Universities in Bowling Green, KY are White (5,356 and 84.3%), followed by Black or African American (456 and 7.18%), Hispanic or Latino (205 and 3.23%), and Two or More Races (154 and 2.42%).
The largest universities in Bowling Green, KY by the number of degrees awarded are Western Kentucky University (4,364 and 64.8%), Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (1,986 and 29.5%), and PJ’s College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green (165 and 2.45%).
The most popular majors in Bowling Green, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (334 and 4.96%), Registered Nursing (331 and 4.92%), and General Business Administration & Management (325 and 4.83%).
The median tuition costs in Bowling Green, KY are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $10,202 and $25,512 respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.
The economy of Bowling Green, KY employs 30.4k people and Bowling Green has an unemployment rate of 3.8%. Bowling Green has seen the job market increase by 2.6% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 46.4%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%. The largest industries in Bowling Green, KY are Manufacturing (4,639 people), Retail Trade (4,441 people), and Educational Services (3,767 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($41,250), Utilities ($41,000), and Public Administration ($36,523).
Households in Bowling Green, KY have a median annual income of $39,901, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,183 in 2016, which represents a 7.31% annual growth.
Tax Rates for Bowling Green
– The Sales Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 9.2%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.
Income and Salaries for Bowling Green
– The average income of a Bowling Green resident is $19,489 a year.
– The Median household income of a Bowling Green resident is $34,036 a year.