Bowling Green, Kentucky 

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Economy in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green has an unemployment rate of 5.0%. The US average is 5.2%.

Bowling Green has seen the job market decrease by -1.7% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.7%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Bowling Green
- The Sales Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 6.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 9.2%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Bowling Green
- The average income of a Bowling Green resident is $19,489 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Bowling Green resident is $34,036 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYBowling Green, KentuckyUnited States
  Unemployment Rate5.0%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth-1.7%1.6%
  Future Job Growth31.7%38.0%
  Sales Taxes6.0%6.0%
  Income Taxes0.09150.046
  Income per Cap.$19,489$28,555
  Household Income$34,036$53,482
  Family Median Income$47,051$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.9%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.1%0.6%
  Construction3.7%6.2%
  Manufacturing15.2%10.4%
  Wholesale trade2.1%2.7%
  Retail trade14.2%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing4.4%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information2.2%2.1%
  Finance and insurance2.2%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing1.3%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services3.2%6.7%
  Management of companies0.4%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs4.5%4.3%
  Educational services13.6%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance11.3%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation2.4%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services12.3%7.4%
  Other services3.8%4.9%
  Public administration2.0%4.8%
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    Reviews for Bowling Green    6 Reviews
    Worst of the worst - 1/29/2018
    I was born in BG 62 yrs ago. I left at 17 and returned in 2015. Compared to Texas & the west, BG is the worst. If you like sunshine (I do), it is horrible in BG.... Read More

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    Never Been Able To Adjust Here - 1/13/2016
    I have lived in Bowling Green for almost seven years now. I'm originally from the Oklahoma City/Moore OK area. My husband and I moved here for his job. Honestly,... Read More

    Bowling Green KY - 4/30/2012
    58,000 population with 265 blue sky days per year, four-season climate, located in the beautiful, rolling green hills of south-central Kentucky. One hour north of... Read More


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