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Owensboro, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Owensboro is the 5th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 60,490 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Owensboro: Owensborough, Yellow Banks.

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Owensboro, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 60,490
Population in Households 58,777
Population in Familes 44,940
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,713
Population Density2 3,049
Diversity Index3 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,497
Average Household Income $57,966
Per Capita Income $24,963

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 27,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,180 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,250 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,929 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $116,925
Average Home Value $145,268
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,430
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 15,049
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.65% 0.6%
Households 0.58% 0.58%
Families 0.41% 0.42%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2018 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 # 72 87th
Diversity Index # 100 82nd
Median Household Income # 259 52nd
Per Capita Income # 214 61st

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