Bowling Green, OH

Census Place

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2022 Population
30,157
1.82% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
22.9
0.439% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
30.8%
0.457% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$41,346
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$205,700
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,551
8.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Bowling Green, OH had a population of 30.2k people with a median age of 22.9 and a median household income of $41,346. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bowling Green, OH declined from 30,715 to 30,157, a −1.82% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,356 to $41,346, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bowling Green, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.21%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), White (Hispanic) (2.74%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.39%).

None of the households in Bowling Green, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Bowling Green, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bowling Green, OH are Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (4,566 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bowling Green, OH was $205,700, and the homeownership rate was 35.8%.

Most people in Bowling Green, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bowling Green, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bowling Green, OH is home to a population of 30.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.3% of Bowling Green, OH residents were born outside of the country (996 people).

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Bowling Green, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Bowling Green, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bowling Green, OH was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bowling Green, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 469
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.57k ± 321
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 376
6.8%
Hispanic Population
2.05k people

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.7k people) in Bowling Green, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.8% of the people in Bowling Green, OH are hispanic (2.05k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
996 people
2.86%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
878 people

As of 2022, 3.3% of Bowling Green, OH residents (996 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bowling Green, OH was 2.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    360 ± 179
  2. Vietnam
    167 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    151 ± 82

Bowling Green, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bowling Green, OH employs 16.6k people. The largest industries in Bowling Green, OH are Educational Services (3,044 people), Manufacturing (2,662 people), and Retail Trade (2,102 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($59,760), Construction ($46,645), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,000).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.6k
2022 Value
± 1,167
−8.09%
1 Year decline
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bowling Green, OH declined at a rate of −8.09%, from 18k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bowling Green, OH, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,017 people), Production Occupations (1,753 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,666 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bowling Green, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.6k
2022 Value
± 1,167
−8.09%
1 Year decline
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bowling Green, OH declined at a rate of −8.09%, from 18k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bowling Green, OH, are Educational Services (3,044 people), Manufacturing (2,662 people), and Retail Trade (2,102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bowling Green, OH, though some of these residents may live in Bowling Green, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$27,947
Median earning men ± $2,994
$17,253
Median earning women ± $2,515

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,750), Wholesale Trade ($48,828), and Construction ($46,316).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($65,625), Public Administration ($63,295), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,400).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bowling Green, OH awarded 4,566 degrees. The student population of Bowling Green, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,184 male students and 9,736 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bowling Green, OH are White (3,652 and 82.8%), followed by Black or African American (285 and 6.46%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 4.24%), and Two or More Races (118 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Bowling Green, OH by number of degrees awarded are Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (4,566 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bowling Green, OH are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (237 and 5.19%), General Biological Sciences (144 and 3.15%), and General Psychology (143 and 3.13%).

The median tuition cost in Bowling Green, OH for a public four year colleges is $11,272 for in-state students and $18,765 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bowling Green, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,920 (42.5% men and 57.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,920 students enrolled in Bowling Green, OH, 42.5% men and 57.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,965 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bowling Green, OH was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 111 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
4,566 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bowling Green State University-Main Campus with 4,566 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,815 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bowling Green, OH, which is 0.66 times less than the 2,751 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,652 degrees mean that there were 12.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 285 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,272) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,367) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($690) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bowling Green, OH was $205,700 in 2022, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $178,700 to $205,700, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Bowling Green, OH is 35.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bowling Green, OH have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bowling Green, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bowling Green, OH is $41,346. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Bowling Green, OH was Census Tract 219.01 with a value of $67,540, followed by Census Tract 225 and Census Tract 217.02, with respective values of $56,458 and $38,782.

Property

$205,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,290
$4,235
Median Property Taxes
±$426

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Rent vs Own

35.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 35.8% of the housing units in Bowling Green, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 34.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 219.01
  2. Census Tract 225
  3. Census Tract 217.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bowling Green, OH was Census Tract 219.01 with a value of $67,540, followed by Census Tract 225 and Census Tract 217.02, with respective values of $56,458 and $38,782.

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Household Income

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$41,346
Median Household Income
± $6,103
11.8k
Number of Households
± 895

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Bowling Green, OH grew to $41,346 from the previous year's value of $37,356.

The following chart displays the households in Bowling Green, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bowling Green, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Walked (9.15%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.52%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Bowling Green, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.15%) and those who worked at home (8.52%).

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bowling Green, OH have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.965% of the workforce in Bowling Green, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

30.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bowling Green, OH (7.76k out of 25.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bowling Green, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Bowling Green, OH has health coverage, with 62.3% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.446% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wood County, OH see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.07% decrease from the previous year (1452 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 510 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,422 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wood County, OH

Primary care physicians in Wood County, OH see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 2.07% decrease from the previous year (1,452 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wood County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.2% under 18 years, 52.8% between 18 and 34 years, 19.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.69%
Uninsured
62.3%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
7%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.446%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bowling Green, OH declined by 5.67% from 4.98% to 4.69%.

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