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Owensboro, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Owensboro is the 5th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 60,303 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Owensboro: Owensborough, Yellow Banks.

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Owensboro, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,303
Daytime Population: Workers 38,132
Daytime Population: Residents 33,938
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 72,070
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 58,571
Population in Familes 44,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,732
Population Density2 3,039
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $40,857
Average Household Income $56,013
Per Capita Income $24,076


Total Housing Units 27,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,807 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,470 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,971 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $104,394
Average Home Value $136,258


Total Households 25,277
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 15,032
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.64%
Households 0.58% 0.59%
Families 0.45% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2017 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 Density # 71 87th
Diversity Index # 94 83rd
Median Household Income # 272 50th
Per Capita Income # 205 62nd

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