Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. As of 2017, its population of 67,924 made it the third most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 165,732; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 218,870. Founded by pioneers in 1798, Bowling Green was the provisional capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War. The city was the inspiration for the 1967 Everly Brothers song "Bowling Green". It is the home of numerous manufacturers, including General Motors and Fruit of the Loom. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been the source of all Chevrolet Corvettes built since 1981. Bowling Green is also home to the state's second-largest public university, Western Kentucky University. In 2014, Forbes magazine listed Bowling Green as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States.
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How did Kentucky earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Kentucky has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Kentucky does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Kentucky has an effective property tax rate of 0.85%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Kentucky earned its state tax grade of B+.
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