Bowling Green, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Bowling Green had a population of 5,379 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowling Green is located at latitude 39.3448 and longitude -91.2025 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowling Green (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Bowling Green (GNIS ID: 2394228) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bowling Green is located within Township of Cuivre, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike County.

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, 2017.

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Bowling Green, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,379
Population in Households 3,870
Population in Familes 3,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,509
Population Density1 2,000
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,299
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 802
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 697 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 602 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $94,178
Average Home Value $114,971


Median Household Income $42,186
Average Household Income $52,741
Per Capita Income $19,678
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.05%
Households -0.18% -0.2%
Families -0.14% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowling Green to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 135 87th
Population Density1 # 107 90th
Diversity Index2 # 135 87th
Median Household Income # 551 47th
Per Capita Income # 761 26th

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