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Bowling Green is a city in Wood County, in the Toledo metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in Kentucky
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Bowling Green. For links to other places called Bowling Green, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Bowling Green is 41.374N. The longitude is -83.651W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,382.


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Median household income
Local
$30,599
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bowling Green demographic reports
Bowling Green is in the northwest section of the state.
Former and merged names include:
· Crystal City
· Hannon's Corners
Boomed when oil was discovered here in 1886
Local landmarks include a 45-foot windmill built to disguise a smokestack.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Donalee L. Tabern, scientist, co-discoverer of the general anesthetic Pentothal
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • National Tractor Pulling Championships - Aug. 17-19, 2007
  • Wood County Fair - July 31-Aug. 6, 2007
  • Black Swamp Arts Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bowling Green web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Wood County Historical Center and Museum
Colleges and universities: Bowling Green State University

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bowling Green demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wood County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Toledo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 43402 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Bowling Green residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bowling Green ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bowling Green was $15,032, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

44% of Bowling Green residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bowling Green, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,021.


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Libraries in Bowling Green include Wood County District Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Bowling Green include WBGU.

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Wood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bowling Green political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bowling Green workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bowling Green between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Bowling Green include Best Western Falcon Plaza, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Quality Inn.

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Bowling Green, OH

Pros: Nice parks and interesting downtown.

Cons: As a handicapped person, the local police were not interested in helping me with issues...

This is a good place to Some of the popular family style restaurants serve very good food! (To be fair to all I will not give names...

General info: Bowling Green is about a half hour from the Toledo area which has additional shopping and things to do.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Bowling Green:
  �Licking County township
  �Marion County township

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