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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 63,600
Area 38.5 square miles
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Area Code 270
Average Annual Temperature 57.9° (Fahrenheit)
Average Annual Rainfall 49.68 inches
Mean Average Annual Snowfall 8.0 inches
Number of Airports 1
Number of Runways 2 (6,500 ft & 4,000 ft)
Moody's Rating (Bond Rating) Aa2
Warren Co. Public Schools 14,867
Bowling Green Independent Schools 4,313
Higher Education
Western Kentucky University 20,068
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 (Spectrum)
Daily Newspaper Bowling Green Daily News
Public Safety
Fire Department
Firefighters 122
Fire Stations 7
Police Department
Police Officers 115 sworn officers,
30 civilian employees
Police Stations 1 main
Recreation and Culture
Number of Parks 22
Total Acres Maintained 970
Playgrounds 22
Community Centers 3
Municipal Golf Courses 3
Municipal Swimming Pools 1
Libraries 5
Museums and Art Centers 5
Retail Businesses 1,454
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 262
Miles of Alleys 15
Miles of Sidewalk 114
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 1.32359
Personal Property Tax 1.749672
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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