Bowling Green, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bowling Green, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Bowling Green had a population of 3,530 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Bowling Green, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,530
Population in Households 3,485
Population in Familes 3,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 2,795
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 941
Average Household Size 3.7
Family Households 751
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $64,407
Average Home Value $73,634


Median Household Income $33,911
Average Household Income $40,926
Per Capita Income $11,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.61% 2.5%
Households 3.34% 2.47%
Families 3.03% 2.39%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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, 2015 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 # 536 42nd
Population Density1 # 260 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 45 95th
Median Household Income # 757 18th
Per Capita Income # 901 2nd

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