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Bowling Green, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Bowling Green is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hardee County at latitude 27.6378 and longitude -81.8248. Hardee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bowling Green, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bowling Green, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bowling Green indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bowling Green (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Bowling Green, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,309
Population in Households 3,264
Population in Familes 2,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 2,620
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 3.7
Family Households 703
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 566 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $65,813
Average Home Value $76,675


Median Household Income $31,663
Average Household Income $37,919
Per Capita Income $10,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.9% 1.67%
Households 2.56% 1.54%
Families 2.16% 1.44%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bowling Green, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowling Green to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 546 41st
Population Density1 # 275 70th
Diversity Index2 # 45 95th
Median Household Income # 794 14th
Per Capita Income # 907 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.