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Owenton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Owenton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Owen County at latitude 38.5375 and longitude -84.8463. Owen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Owenton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Owenton, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Owenton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Owenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Owenton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,328
Population in Households 1,328
Population in Familes 1,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,213
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 365
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 256 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $110,000
Average Home Value $108,886


Median Household Income $33,481
Average Household Income $44,651
Per Capita Income $19,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% -0.32%
Households 0.08% -0.31%
Families 1.61% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.


Owenton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owenton to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 206 61st
Population Density1 # 197 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 286 46th
Median Household Income # 354 33rd
Per Capita Income # 299 43rd

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