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During the twentieth century, the natural gas industry declined in importance to the Wood County economy. Most Bowling Green residents returned to earning their livings by supporting farmers' efforts in the surrounding area. Other locals began to commute to Toledo, Ohio, in neighboring Lucas County, to find employment. Some residents also worked for Bowling Green State University, which was established in 1910. In 2000, Bowling Green was the largest urban area in Wood County, with a population of 29,636 people.
[[Category:Industrialization and Urbanization]]