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The city of Bowling Green is the county seat of Wood County, Ohio. The population of Wood County is approx. 125,000.

Wood County is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bowling Green Ohio

Situated in the lush rural heartland of Ohio, the city boasts strategic transportation links.

Our vantage point is along the I-75 corridor, with the major east-west conduit, I-80/90, only 16 miles to the north.

Bowling Green is central to transportation

Bowling Green is located less than two hours from Cleveland and Columbus.

Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Toledo also provide many opportunities within a short drive.


Bowling Green Ohio is the county seat of Wood County, a university town, and a great place to do business. We’re a growing, bustling can-do kind of place, drawing our inspiration and appeal from a diverse mix of residents.

Current Population

Bowling Green:  30,089 *
Wood County: 125,757 *

* Based on 2009-11 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates



Bowling Green is served by CSX Transportation, which provides a full range of rail freight services to major north-south markets and to the Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. The new CSX Intermodal is located just 19 miles south of Bowling Green.

The rail siding serves the community with the capacity to expand for service to other local industries.

Water Port

Thirty minutes north of Bowling Green is the Port of Toledo, the third largest deep water port on the Great Lakes. Handling an average of 10-15 millions tons of cargo annually, the port transports the greatest amount of international tonnage in Ohio. Grain exports have ranked Toledo among the top of the Great Lake ports for international cargo.

Toledo Express Airport

Only 23 miles north of Bowling Green, Toledo Express Airport offers both convenient general and commercial aviation services. Commercial airlines operating out of Toledo provide nonstop and connecting service to major hub cities throughout the country.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport

For international and additional domestic air service, Bowling Green residents are only an hour and a half drive away from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. One of the busiest airports in the nation, Detroit Metro offers direct passenger service to many international locations including: Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Mexico City, Montreal, Nagoya, Osaka, Ottawa, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Toronto.

Wood County Regional Airport

Located in Bowling Green, Wood County Regional Airport is home base to many general aviation aircraft as well as a destination for corporate aircraft doing business in the region. Ground transportation is available via courtesy car and taxi service.

The airport also is home to the Bowling Green State University Aviation Studies.

Trucking Industry

The excellent interstate highway network in Northwest Ohio has established the area as a center for the trucking industry. Within an hour’s radius of Bowling Green over 100 truck lines give shippers access to every metropolitan area in the United States and many areas of Canada.

Roadway Express, Consolidated Freightways, Yellow, and Carolina and many more have operations within a short distance of Bowling Green’s manufacturing community. USF Holland has recently built a terminal north of Bowling Green with quick access to I-75.

Local carriers include the following: USF Holland (419) 354-6633 and Roadlink USA (419) 686-2113.


Bowling Green is an inviting and friendly town which an increasing number of business and families are happy to call home. The community is dedicated to careful growth and providing an outstanding quality of life.

The Community

Event calendar for BG OhioWe’re a growing, bustling can-do kind of place, drawing our inspiration and appeal from a diverse mix of residents.

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Bowling Green City Schools prepare students through a strong curriculum of academic programs. Eighty to eighty-five percent of the high school’s graduating seniors go on to higher education.


Bowling Green is home to Wood County Hospital along with numerous health care organizations, behavioral health services, and senior and independent living facilities.

Recreation and Sports

Whether you want to bike along a 17 mile trail or enjoy the sounds of jazz and blues at the Black Swamp Arts Festival, Bowling Green offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department provides recreation, sport, fitness, aquatic and outdoor environmental programs and facilities that enhance the quality of life. The parks system consists of 225 acres of nature preserves, shaded picnic groves, athletic fields, parks, hiking trails, and swimming pools. Programs are offered year round for all ages.

Golfers in Bowling Green have a choice of two courses. Stone Ridge Golf Club offers an eighteen hole course and the Bowling Green County Club provides nine holes of play.

Bowling Green State University’s facilities provide additional opportunities for participatory recreation such as hockey and ice skating programs. They also offer a wide variety of teams to support and cheer for throughout the year.