Community Profile

General information and statistics concerning the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Bowling Green at a Glance
Incorporated 1812
Form of Government City Manager
Population 60,600
Area 38.5 square miles
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Area Code 270
Average Annual Temperature 59.1° (Fahrenheit)
Average Annual Rainfall 48.86 inches
Mean Average Annual Snowfall 3.0 inches
Number of Airports 1
Number of Runways 2 (6,500 ft & 4,000 ft)
Moody's Rating (Bond Rating) Aa3
Warren Co. Public Schools 14,000+
Bowling Green Independent Schools 4,000
Higher Education
Western Kentucky University 21,048
Bowling Green Technical College 5,299
Special education schools 3
Vocational-technical schools 3
Radio Stations 14
Television Stations 4
Cable television Time Warner Cable
Daily Newspaper Bowling Green Daily News
Public Safety
Fire Department
Firefighters 117
Fire Stations 7
Police Department
Police Officers 110 sworn officers,
37 civilian employees
Police Stations 1 main
Recreation and Culture
Number of Parks 20
Total Acres Maintained 972
Playgrounds 22
Community Centers 3
Municipal Golf Courses 3
Municipal Swimming Pools 1
Libraries 5
Museums and Art Centers 5
Retail Businesses 1,454
Churches 143
Denominations 36
Solid Waste Management
Residences Served 13,000 +
Solid Waste Collected (Per Month) 14 million pounds
Material Collected Through Recycling Program 7 million pounds
Miles of City Streets 258
Miles of Alleys 19
Miles of Sidewalk 112
Number of Traffic Signs 9,890
Number of Traffic Signals 102
Taxes and Withholdings
Kentucky State Sales Tax 6.0%
City Occupational Withholding 1.85%
Real Estate Property Tax 1.23
Personal Property Tax 1.69
Number of Water Customers 18,182
Number of Electric Customers 27,828
Miles of Energized line 341
Miles of Water Mains 304
Water Plant Capacity 30 million gallons/day
Electric System Capacity 500,000 kW
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