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Bowling Green, Missouri
City of Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Missouri in 2015
Bowling Green, Missouri in 2015
Location of Bowling Green, Missouri
Location of Bowling Green, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pike
Area
 • Total 2.70 sq mi (7.00 km2)
 • Land 2.69 sq mi (6.97 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,334
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,585
 • Density 2,076.98/sq mi (801.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63334
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-07660
GNIS feature ID 0714585
U.S. Routes US 54.svg US 61.svg
Website http://www.bowlinggreen-mo.gov/

Bowling Green is a city in Pike County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,334 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pike County.

History

Bowling Green was settled in 1819, and designated county seat in 1824. Settled chiefly by immigrants from Kentucky and Virginia, it was named after Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The James Beauchamp Clark House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Geography

Bowling Green is located at 39°20′30″N 91°12′0″W / 39.34167°N 91.20000°W / 39.34167; -91.20000 (39.341597, -91.200076). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2), of which, 2.69 square miles (6.97 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Bowling Green lies at the junction of Us highways 54 and 61. US 54 links Bowling Green with Illinois to the east and Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks to the south and west, while US 61 connects the city with Hannibal to the north and the St. Louis area to the south.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 319
1860 379 18.8%
1870 599 58.0%
1880 1,067 78.1%
1890 1,564 46.6%
1900 1,902 21.6%
1910 1,585 −16.7%
1920 1,965 24.0%
1930 1,855 −5.6%
1940 1,975 6.5%
1950 2,396 21.3%
1960 2,650 10.6%
1970 2,936 10.8%
1980 3,022 2.9%
1990 2,976 −1.5%
2000 3,260 9.5%
2010 5,334 63.6%
2019 (est.) 5,585 4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,334 people, 1,316 households, and 810 families living in the city. The population density was 1,982.9 inhabitants per square mile (765.6/km2). There were 1,474 housing units at an average density of 548.0 per square mile (211.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.4% White, 18.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 1,316 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 35.9 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 66.2% male and 33.8% female.

Education

Bowling Green R-1 School District operates two elementary schools, one middle school and Bowling Green High School.

The town has a lending library, the Bowling Green Public Library.

Notable residents

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