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The City of Owenton had a population of 1,287 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Owenton is located at latitude 38.5375 and longitude -84.8463 in Owen County. 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. Owen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 968 feet.

The City of Owenton (GNIS ID: 2404449) 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 Owenton is located within Owenton Division of Owen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Owenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,287
Daytime Population: Workers 1,167
Daytime Population: Residents 781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,948
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 1,287
Population in Familes 1,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 721
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $34,604
Average Household Income $47,600
Per Capita Income $20,618


Total Housing Units 680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $95,918
Average Home Value $124,301


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 350
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 -0.63% -0.36%
Households -0.64% -0.32%
Families 0.08% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Owenton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owenton 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 # 211 61st
Population Density # 315 42nd
Diversity Index # 266 51st
Median Household Income # 377 30th
Per Capita Income # 327 40th

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