Owensboro, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Owensboro, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Owensboro is the 5th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 59,282 as of July 1, 2016. Owensboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Owensboro is located at latitude 37.7568 and longitude -87.1191 in Daviess County. The formal boundaries for the City of Owensboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.84 sq. miles and a water area of 1.38 sq. miles. Daviess County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 394 feet.

The City of Owensboro (GNIS ID: 2404448) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Owensboro is located within Owensboro Division of Daviess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Owensboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Owensboro: Owensborough, Yellow Banks.


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Owensboro, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 59,282
Population in Households 57,619
Population in Familes 43,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,663
Population Density1 2,988
Diversity Index2 31
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,829
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 14,719
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,341 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,488 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,077 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $102,162
Average Home Value $133,281
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,377
Average Household Income $52,550
Per Capita Income $22,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.58%
Households 0.39% 0.54%
Families 0.18% 0.37%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Owensboro, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owensboro to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 73 87th
Diversity Index2 # 96 82nd
Median Household Income # 293 46th
Per Capita Income # 214 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.