Bowling Green, Kentucky 

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Economy in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY is an attractive and affordable city to live in. The average two bedroom rent is $930, which is much lower than the United States average of $1,430. Additionally, the grocery cost index for Bowling Green is 97 compared to 100 in the US. This means that grocery shopping is relatively cheaper in Bowling Green. Those who are looking to settle in a place with a lower cost of living should consider Bowling Green. In terms of employment, job opportunities can be found at companies such as Western Kentucky University, Hosparus Health and Campbellsville Industries. Additionally, there are numerous local businesses such as Hot Rods Baseball and Blue Moon Boutique that contribute to the local economy.

Bowling Green has an unemployment rate of 4.7%. The US average is 6.0%.

Bowling Green has seen the job market increase by 2.6% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 46.4%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Bowling Green
- The Sales Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Bowling Green is 9.2%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

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 $43,633 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.


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    Reviews for Bowling Green    7 Reviews
    Great place for young familes and retired folks - 5/31/2019
    I have lived in Bowling Green 12 years, prior to that I lived in the Terre Haute IN area. Compared to Terre Haute, my husband and I much prefer BG. The winters are much... Read More

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    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

    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

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