A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$671
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Bowling Green Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    139
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    85
    41
  • Robbery
    131
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    770
    525
  • Theft
    3,924
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,604
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Bowling Green is a good town. It provides a lot of variety for anybody who comes, with everything from local businesses and shops to larger chains that people will be comfortable with from their own cities! It's a good place to go to expand a person's horizons without stepping outside of their comfort zone.
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I lived in Bowling Green for 4.5 years. It is growing so much every day and continues to offer more things that nearby Nashville, TN has. I can't wait to see how it changes over the next several years and will cherish every opportunity I have to go visit. I especially recommend visiting Eastside Church of Christ. They were my home away from home in college and even now. Visit BG!
I love Bowling Green! I moved here for college and have decided to make it a little bit more permanent by also attending graduate school as well. I wish there were more local activities do besides things like bowling, going to the movies, or attending something at WKU. I would love to see more outdoors activities. I also love that Bowling Green has so many local shops and restaurants that are heavily supported by the community!