Bowling Green, Virginia

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Bowling Green, Virginia

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High Points

Bowling Green strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Bowling Green Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Bowling Green Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Bowling Green, Virginia

Comparing Bowling Green to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 3
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
People Above Poverty 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4

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Bowling Green Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles N of Richmond, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles S of Washington, District of Columbia
County Caroline
Standard Zip Codes 22427
Company Zip Codes 22428
Phone Area Codes 804
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.049
Longitude -77.346

Bowling Green Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CORBIN
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
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Bowling Green Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 936 100%
Male 384 41%
Female 552 59%
Under 18 160 17.1%
18+ 776 82.9%
65+ 306 32.7%
Median Age 48.5
Average Family Size 2.81
White 750 80.1%
African-American 172 18.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1.9%

Estimated Bowling Green Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 995
Growth 59
Growth % 6.3%

Bowling Green Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 27.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
English 16.4%
German 10.7%
Irish 6.4%
Scottish 4.8%
African 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Italian 2.4%
European 2%
Romanian 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
British 0.6%
Polish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bowling Green 936 $49,792
Ashland 6,619 $43,101
Fredericksburg 19,279 $47,148
Port Royal 170 $33,750

Bowling Green Public Libraries

Caroline Library, Inc.
Bowling Green, Virginia
(804) 633-5455
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