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 31,935 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Bowling Green, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 31,935
Population in Households 25,922
Population in Familes 14,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,013
Population Density2 2,530
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $38,838
Average Household Income $59,989
Per Capita Income $24,249


Total Housing Units 12,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,720 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,148 (55.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 976 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $177,737
Average Home Value $193,975


Total Households 11,869
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 4,880
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.43%
Households 0.61% 0.54%
Families 0.52% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2018 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 # 49 96th
Population Density # 146 88th
Diversity Index # 136 89th
Median Household Income # 1073 12th
Per Capita Income # 714 41st

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