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Bowling Green city, Kentucky

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Bowling Green city, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 68,401
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 68,401
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 59,031
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 15.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,067
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.1%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
73.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
3.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 3,162
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 39.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $145,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,157
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $393
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $722
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 23,810
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.40
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 66.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 16.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 85.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 76.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 86.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 30.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 255,399
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 834,734
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,079,831
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,669,382
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,634,548
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $26,973
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 17.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $39,901
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,427
Persons in poverty, percent
26.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 6,366
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,501
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,903
Minority-owned firms, 2012 710
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,182
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 609
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,069
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,536.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 37.78
FIPS Code 2108902
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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