Bowling Green, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bowling Green, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Bowling Green had a population of 31,977 as of July 1, 2016. Bowling Green ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowling Green is located at latitude 41.3777 and longitude -83.6496 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowling Green (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Bowling Green (GNIS ID: 1087179) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowling Green population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bowling Green, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,977
Population in Households 25,707
Population in Familes 13,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,270
Population Density1 2,533
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 11,818
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 4,853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,538 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,280 (56.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 972 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $175,824
Average Home Value $190,308


Median Household Income $36,369
Average Household Income $55,239
Per Capita Income $22,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.67%
Households 0.74% 0.82%
Families 0.6% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bowling Green, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowling Green to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 96th
Population Density1 # 147 88th
Diversity Index2 # 132 89th
Median Household Income # 1057 13th
Per Capita Income # 712 41st

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