City of Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green is located in Warren County in Kentucky. The median income is $33,312 and the median home value is $131,200. The unemployment rate is 13.38% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 15.2 minutes each day. The population is 75.2% White, 15.1% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 4.1% Asian, and 5.4% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Bowling Green, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Bowling Green has a Walk Score® of 32.
Median Household Income$33,312
Median Home Price$131,200
Whether it’s music, theater or art, Bowling Green residents are committed to cultivating culture in their city. For a century, the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra has been delighting audiences with concerts featuring works of the masters, pops and music geared to families. The BGWSO’s development is linked to the growth of the music department at Western Kentucky University, where it got its start. Today, the orchestra is a nonprofit corporation with musicians from both WKU and the surrounding area.
What do you get when you combine a college town, a city rich in history, a proud tradition of agriculture and a vibrant downtown? Good eats. In Bowling Green, restaurants, a farmers’ market, a dairy farm and an orchard all promise dishes or produce that will tempt every palate.
Inside, outside or even down under – recreation in Bowling Green knows no limits. Caves are the area’s most unique draw, including perhaps the best known, Mammoth Cave. Part of a national park, Mammoth lives up to its name as the world’s longest cave with more than 365 miles of underground passageways, which visitors can tour with the guidance of park rangers.