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Bowling Green city, Kentucky

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Bowling Green city, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 72,294
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 58,067
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 3,001
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 39.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $168,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,211
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $436
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $815
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 27,504
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 70.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 16.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 31.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 323,847
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,166,707
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 229,106
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,862,898
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $27,414
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 19.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,044
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,379
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,985
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,021
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 261
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,395
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,419
Population per square mile, 2020 1,790.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,536.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 40.38
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., 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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