Bowling Green is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, Ohio, United States, located 20 miles southwest of Toledo. The population was 30,028 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Area and a member of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments.
In 1775, a ragtag band of explorers called “long hunters” reached the banks of a meandering river in the Kentucky territory, where they carved their names on beech trees to mark their passage through this vast wilderness. Their explorations had led them to a fertile land that was nourished by numerous rivers and streams, blanketed with thick forests, and composed both of gently rolling hills and rugged, rocky terrain. Within a few years, the long hunters would be followed by the hardy pioneers who attempted to establish more permanent settlements. The first, McFadden’s Station, was located on the north side of the newly named Barren River in 1778. Robert Moore paused for a few days at the rough-hewn station in the early 1790’s before continuing to his own homestead. He built his cabin alongside a large spring at what later became Bowling Green.
For a time the Revolutionary War, raging along the eastern seaboard, slowed the expansion of white settlements beyond the Appalachian Mountains. But by 1792, the Kentucky territory had entered the new United States as the 15th state, and within four years, land grants in the remote area first encountered by the long hunters were offered to Virginia’s Revolutionary War veterans, many of whom brought slaves and indentured servants with them. They quickly set about the difficult task of carving out a toehold of civilization in the enormous wilderness.
Bowling Green is a city located in Wood County Ohio. It is also the county seat of Wood County. With a 2020 population of 31,406, it is the 47th largest city in Ohio and the 1246th largest city in the United States . Bowling Green is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 4.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,028 in 2010. Bowling Green reached it’s highest population of 31,827 in 2017. Spanning over 13 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 2,479 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bowling Green is $56,926 with a poverty rate of 32.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $168,000. The median age in Bowling Green is 22.7 years, 22.8 years for males, and 22.5 years for females.
The average Bowling Green salary ranges from approximately $21,887 per year for a Graduate Assistant to $154,079 per year for a Professor. The average Bowling Green hourly pay ranges from approximately $17 per hour for a Graduate Assistant to $17 per hour for a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
In Bowling Green, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 84°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 91°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bowling Green for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
Bowling Green has an unemployment rate of 3.3%. The US average is 6.0%.
Bowling Green has seen the job market decrease by -0.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 27.4%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Bowling Green
– The Sales Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 6.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 5.4%. The US average is 4.6%.
Notable People or Businesses
Below is a list of some of the top employers in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Western Kentucky University – 4,646
The Medical Center at BG – 2,222
BG Metalforming LLC – 1,498
Union Underwear Co. LLC – 1,410
Warren County Board of Education – 1,031
Sun Products Corporation – 994
General Motors Corporation – 950
Graves-Gilbert Clinic PSC – 794
Houchens Food Group Inc. – 720
City of Bowling Green – 661