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Encyclopedia > Bowling Green, Missouri

Bowling Green is a city located in Pike County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,260. It is the county seat of Pike County6.


Bowling Green is located at 39°20'30" North, 91°12'0" West (39.341597, _91.200076)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 km˛ (1.9 mi˛). 5.0 km˛ (1.9 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,260 people, 1,290 households, and 798 families residing in the city. The population density is 648.8/km˛ (1,677.0/mi˛). There are 1,420 housing units at an average density of 282.6/km˛ (730.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 90.64% White, 7.67% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,290 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% are married couples living together, 14.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% are non-families. 32.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,287, and the median income for a family is $36,619. Males have a median income of $28,871 versus $18,873 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,670. 13.1% of the population and 10.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.4% of those under the age of 18 and 15.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.341597&longitude=-91.200076&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.341597&lon=-91.200076&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-91.200076&lat=39.341597&w=750&h=500)



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