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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Bowling Green is a town in Ohio with a population of 31,541. Bowling Green is in Wood County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Bowling Green offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bowling Green there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bowling Green and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bowling Green are above average.
About Bowling Green...
Population
31,541

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Bowling Green Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    99.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,080.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    46%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Bowling Green

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,310
National
$55,322

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I was born and raised in Bowling Green. Ever since I can remember, Bowling Green has been a safe and well-rounded community. Although it could be viewed as a little town, the city of Bowling Green has a lot to offer. There is a bowling alley, movie theater, a little mall, amazing burger and pizza joints all over town, and it has a whole university right in the middle of it! The campus is a night asset to the town which allows college-aged students to get involved. Black Swamp Festival is a huge arts and crafts show that shuts down Main Street every year. People come from all over the country to show and sell their most valuable works of art. There are food trucks, vendors, and a ton of different types of art! Bowling Green is an amazing little town to raise a family in!
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It's a small, college town. There's a lot of great things about it: friendly neighbors, the local farmers market, and easy navigation! The only downside is that a lot of big-name stores are 20-30 minutes away, and you have extremely limited grocery store options. Otherwise, it's fairly safe, affordable, and usually decently quiet, depending on where you live.
Great city with a bustling night life for those who enjoy that sort of thing. College student culture from BGSU is seeped into nearly every fiber of the town's being; you can't escape the college student life style. If you aren't a student and instead are one of the "townies", this can get tiresome, albeit one can never say there's any lack of excitement or things to do.
There are plenty of stores and restaurants around town, which is very convenient and time/gas effective--although with nearly everything within walking distance, car ownership isn't necessary. Many opportunities always available and opening up for jobs and renting! Events such as the Animarathon convention hosted in the Student Union building, or the farmer's market in the warm seasons are something to look forward to as well!