Bowling Green, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Bowling Green, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bowling Green had a population of 5,491 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 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.

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


Total Population 5,491
Population in Households 3,883
Population in Familes 3,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,608
Population Density2 2,042
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $43,783
Average Household Income $52,738
Per Capita Income $19,387


Total Housing Units 1,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 735 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $92,071
Average Home Value $114,033


Total Households 1,292
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 799
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.35% -0.01%
Households -0.22% -0.2%
Families -0.17% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

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, 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 # 134 87th
Population Density # 106 90th
Diversity Index # 128 88th
Median Household Income # 541 48th
Per Capita Income # 829 20th

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