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Bowling Green, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Bowling Green had a population of 3,560 as of July 1, 2016. Bowling Green ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowling Green is located at latitude 27.6378 and longitude -81.8248 in Hardee County. 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. Hardee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Bowling Green (GNIS ID: 2403904) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bowling Green is located within Bowling Green CCD of Hardee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowling Green population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bowling Green, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,560
Population in Households 3,514
Population in Familes 3,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 2,817
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 947
Average Household Size 3.71
Family Households 755
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 346 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $81,725
Average Home Value $87,646


Median Household Income $28,227
Average Household Income $39,711
Per Capita Income $10,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.17% 1.86%
Households 2.9% 1.73%
Families 2.63% 1.71%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 539 41st
Population Density1 # 260 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 45 95th
Median Household Income # 882 4th
Per Capita Income # 908 1st

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