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Bowling Green city, Kentucky; Owensboro city, Kentucky

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Table

Bowling Green city, Kentucky
Owensboro city, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
73,529
60,011
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
73,529
60,011
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
72,524
60,205
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.4%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 72,294 60,183
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,067 57,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.8%
7.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
18.5%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
72.5%
85.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.2%
6.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.8%
2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
4.5%
3.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.7%
4.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
68.6%
82.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 3,001 3,438
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.3% 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 39.1% 55.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $168,000 $125,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,211 $1,095
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $436 $420
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $815 $812
Building permits, 2021 X X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 27,504 25,414
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.34 2.27
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 70.1% 82.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 16.9% 6.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.0% 87.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.1% 83.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.8% 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 31.6% 24.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.1% 13.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.3%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.3% 58.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.6% 53.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 323,847 185,830
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,166,707 1,011,936
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 229,106 231,999
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,862,898 1,295,104
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $27,414 $21,754
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.8 17.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,044 $46,193
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,379 $27,780
Persons in poverty, percent
25.9%
20.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X X
Total employment, 2020 X X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,985 1,374
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,021 724
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 261 202
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166 67
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,395 1,038
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 79
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,419 997
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,790.4 2,930.9
Population per square mile, 2010 1,536.9 2,999.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 40.38 20.53
Land area in square miles, 2010 37.78 19.09
FIPS Code 2108902 2158620
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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