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Bowling Green, Ohio
Bowling Green is a city located in Wood County, Ohio, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,636. It is the home of the Black Swamp Arts Festival, along with being the county seat of Wood County.
Bowling Green is located at 41°22'26" North, 83°39'3" West (41.373942, -83.650873)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,636 people, 10,266 households, and 4,434 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,127.3/km² (2,919.0/mi²). There are 10,667 housing units at an average density of 405.8/km² (1,050.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.84% White, 2.82% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. 3.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,266 households out of which 20.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 56.8% are non-families. 34.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.21 and the average family size is 2.84.
In the city the population is spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 46.6% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $30,599, and the median income for a family is $51,804. Males have a median income of $33,619 versus $25,364 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,032. 25.3% of the population and 8.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.8% of those under the age of 18 and 4.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Bowling Green is a College Town. As noted with 46.6% of the population being between the age of 18 to 24.
Black Swamp Arts Festival
Every September the Black Swamp Arts Festival takes place in Bowling Green. Started in 1992, it is ranked 78th out of 100 in contemporary craft festivals by Sunshine Artists Magazine. Main street is closed to traffic, and local artists display and sell a variety of artwork. There are also musical performances, children's activities, and food. The festival will take place September 9, 10, & 11, 2005.
Famous past and present residents
- Scott Hamilton, figure skater
- Tim Conway, actor
- Robert Patrick, actor
- Cara Zavaleta, Playboy Playmate / Reality TV personality
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