Bowling Green, Kentucky






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A Taste of Bowling Green, Kentucky

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT BOWLING GREEN?
  1. Bowling Green is the third-most populous city in the state of Kentucky after Louisville and Lexington, with a population of 58,067 as of the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Warren County.

  2. General Motors has an assembly plant in Bowling Green in which all Chevrolet Corvettes have been constructed since 1981 and Cadillac XLRs were being built there until production ended in the spring of 2009. Other significant businesses in Bowling Green include Fruit of the Loom, Houchens Industries, Holley Performance Products, and Camping World. The second largest Kentucky public university, Western Kentucky University, is situated upon a hill in central Bowling Green. Its athletic teams are called Hilltoppers.

  3. Economy:   The Medical Center, an ever expanding part of Commonwealth Health Corporation, is one of the top employers in Bowling Green.Bowling Green is shifting to a more knowledge-based, technology-driven economy. With one major public university and a technical college, Bowling Green serves as an education hub for the South Central Kentucky region. In addition, the city plays an integral part as the leading medical and commercial center.

  4. General Motors Manufacturing Plant, Holley Performance Products, Houchens Industries, SCA, Camping World, and other major industries call Bowling Green home. It has also attracted new industries, such as Bowling Green Metalforming, a division of Magna International, Inc.; and Halton Company, which chose to expand their worldwide companies into Bowling Green.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $29,047, and the median income for a family was $40,320. Males had a median income of $30,244 versus $22,606 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,621. About 15.7% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

Radio Stations
WKCT 930 AM Bowling Green, KY News/Talk
WBGN 1340 AM Bowling Green, KY Sports
WBLG (LPFM) 107.9 FM Bowling Green, KY Religious
WOVO - My 1053 - Adult Contemporary
WUBT 101.1 FM Russellville, KY Hip Hop
WQXQ 101.9 FM Central City, KY Top-40
WGFX 104.5 FM Gallatin, TN Sports
WUHU 107.1 FM Smiths Grove, KY Top-40
WRVW 107.5 FM Lebanon, TN Top-40
WWKU 1450 AM Plum Springs, KY Sports

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Demographics of Bowling Green, Kentucky

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

80.82%

12.71%

0.23%

1.95%

4.08%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Bowling Green, Kentucky


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Embrace Beauty -  Category: Beauty Salon -  Hair salon   - 3250 Springhollow Avenue (270) 320-0987 Bowling Green, KY

  2. Himistry.com -  Category: Black Skin Products Bowling Green KY -   (866) 421-3582  - (visit website)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. George Washington Carver Center -  Category: History -  The George Washington Carver Club was founded in 1946 by a group of African-American women led by the late Ora T. Porter and Coley Hutcherson. The club was made up of Bowling Green, Kentucky women concerned about the cultural, social, educational and recreational needs especially of the African -American youths in the community. The club was named for noted African-American scientist, Dr. George Washington Carver. His ideals of service to fellow humans, the importance of education, and taking care of our environment suited the group well. The founders instituted the following purposes of the organization:

    - To promote and foster mutual understanding and good will among all people.

    - To engage in such activities as shall raise the standard of civic morality, heritage and community welfare through educational programs

    - To furnish recreational and social facilities for the community

    - To engage in any and all types of activities not prohibited by law, which shall promote and foster good citizenship among its members, the youth and all interested community members.

      - 201 State St. Bowling Green, KY (270) 7 535-2039  - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Gifts Collectibles and More -  Category: Retail Store -  Online retail store.   - PO Box 34 Bowling Green, KY (270) 746-5888  - (visit website)

  2. Lilkings -  Category: Apparel -  Be the king you are through a style that is uniquely meant to rule with a standard. The mark of LilKings resemble patterns, hand sewn, that present pride of heritage as a king that will rule with a standard that includes style, swag and service to others.   - Bowling Green, KY (843) 453-0675  - (visit website)

  3. Martin Automotive Group -  Category: Automotive -   2201 Scottsville Rd. Bowling Green, KY, (270) 842-6323

  4. Sampson Anointed Tech Resources -  Category: IT Services -  SATR-IT originally was started in 2000 by Patricia Sampson to provide quality IT services at affordable rates. Located in Bowling Green, KY and servicing Globally, we are small, efficient and committed to maintaining low cost, high quality IT services for home and small businesses.   - Bowling Green, KY - (visit website)

  5. Sampson's Poetry Corner -  Category: Poetry -  Spiritual poems are one of the many ways that inspiration from the spiritual realms can speak to our hearts and flow to us and through us. It?s honored to share.

    Family Friend Poems is a showcase for the very best contemporary poetry. We publish only the best.   - Bowling Green, KY - (visit website)

  6. Women's Health & Fitness -  Category: Health -  Womens fitness and health is about much more than just maintaining a healthy body. Women are the bearers of life and as such have a duty to maintain a balance between the body, mind and spirit.

    In this balance is found the strength to carry life, nurture the family, serve as role models for the young women soon to be adults and even maintain an active career.

    This balance is achieved through a regular women?s fitness program combined with using stress reducing strategies.   - Bowling Green, KY - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Shake Rag Reed's -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  An inexpensive restaurant located in the historically African-American neighborhood of Bowling Green, they offer a decent breakfast. Their speciality is a hash-brown omelette.   - 223 College St. - Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 746-0784

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


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CHURCHES



  1. Taylor Chapel AME -  503 Clay Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1133 (270) 842-3891

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. SoKY Fair
    (July)   980 Morgantown Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky (270) 842-7980   - (visit website)

    It's Your fair, Don't Miss It!


  2. The Bowling Green International Festival
    (September)   Square Park, 601 State Street in downtown Bowling Green, Ky. (270) 904-6339   - (visit website)

    The festival features a wide variety of booths that include authentic foreign foods, cultural displays, and edu-tainment activities.


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