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Population (year 2000): 54,067. Estimated population in July 2005: 55,459 (+2.6% change)
Males: 25,243 (46.7%), Females: 28,824 (53.3%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $31,867 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Owensboro:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Black (6.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (19.0%), German (13.3%), Irish (11.6%), English (11.2%), French (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).Kentucky forum

Land area: 17.4 square miles

Owensboro,

For population 25 years and over in Owensboro

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Owensboro city

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +300 (+0.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: KY Louisville, (99.5 miles pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (285.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: KY (7.6 miles Masonville, IN (9.8 miles Rockport, IN (15.4 miles Grandview, KY (17.8 miles Whitesville, KY (18.0 miles Calhoun, KY Livermore, (18.5 miles IN (18.6 miles Chrisney, KY (19.1 miles Lewisport,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 165 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 1997: 152 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 1998: 158 buildings, average cost: $60,300
  • 1999: 221 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 2000: 466 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 2001: 448 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2002: 517 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2003: 490 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2004: 388 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2005: 396 buildings, average cost: $93,400

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 87.12 W

Area code: 270


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Manufacturing (18.5%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,204 (+17.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,698 (73.4%)


 

Crime in Owensboro by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 1 4 0 0
    per 100,000 5.5 0.0 1.8 7.4 0.0 0.0
Rapes 16 16 26 17 7 12
    per 100,000 29.6 29.6 48.1 31.4 12.9 22.2
Robberies 42 53 49 43 53 39
    per 100,000 77.7 98.0 90.6 79.5 98.0 72.1
Assaults 57 46 53 77 112 91
    per 100,000 105.4 85.1 98.0 142.4 207.2 168.3
Burglaries 497 551 561 435 537 484
    per 100,000 919.2 1019.1 1037.6 804.6 993.2 895.2
Thefts 1,854 2,040 1,924 1,913 2,049 1,766
    per 100,000 3429.1 3773.1 3558.5 3538.2 3789.7 3266.3
Auto thefts 97 99 92 93 101 106
    per 100,000 179.4 183.1 170.2 172.0 186.8 196.1
277.6 295.2 296.5 283.9 312.1 273.2

Average climate in Owensboro, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Owensboro,

Owensboro-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the Owensboro city center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 tornado 40.5 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Johnny Depp - (born 1963), actor, Darrell Waltrip - (born 1947), automobile racer, Justin Miller - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Feb 14, 1984), Michael Waltrip - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 30, 1963), David Green - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Jan 28, 1958), Jeff Green - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 6, 1962), Jeremy Mayfield - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: May 27, 1969), John Hayden - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 2, 1968), Mark Green - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 8, 1959), Beau Green - College basketball player (Samford Bulldogs).

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Hospitals/medical centers in Owensboro:
  • OWENSBORO MERCY HEALTH SYSTEM (811 E PARRISH AVE P O BOX 20007)
  • RIVER VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (1000 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Owensboro:
  • WOMEN'S HOSPITAL,THE (about 23 miles; NEWBURGH, IN)
  • ST MARY'S WARRICK (about 23 miles; BOONVILLE, IN)
  • OHIO CO HOSP (about 25 miles; HARTFORD, KY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Owensboro:
  • OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY (about 4 miles; OWENSBORO, KY; ID: OWB)
  • EVANSVILLE REGIONAL (about 34 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; ID: EVV)
  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 74 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; ID: BWG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Owensboro:
  • BOONVILLE (about 24 miles; BOONVILLE, IN; ID: I91)
  • OHIO COUNTY (about 29 miles; HARTFORD, KY; ID: 7K4)
  • MADISONVILLE MUNI (about 34 miles; MADISONVILLE, KY; ID: 2I0)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 11 $38,371 $41,859 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $10,640 $63,840 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 103 $348,557 $40,608 0 $0
Police - Other 36 $90,816 $30,272 21 $10,087
Firefighters 96 $308,207 $38,525 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,909 $34,908 0 $0
Streets and Highways 29 $84,190 $34,837 1 $24
Airports 4 $12,799 $38,397 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 31 $71,926 $27,842 1 $1,063
Sewerage 2 $4,120 $24,720 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 14 $38,384 $32,900 30 $12,545
Housing and Community Development(Local) 34 $91,088 $32,148 0 $0
Water Supply 38 $146,987 $46,416 2 $4,470
Electric Power 190 $890,617 $56,249 9 $9,564
Transit 15 $33,907 $27,125 4 $6,060
Other and Unallocable 67 $218,338 $39,105 17 $12,170
Financial Administration 15 $52,713 $42,170 5 $4,054
Totals for Government 688 $2,444,570 $42,637 90 $60,037
Colleges/Universities in Owensboro:
  • OWENSBORO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,531; Location: 4800 NEW HARTFORD RD; Public; Website: www.owecc.net)
  • KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 651; Location: 3000 FREDERICA ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.KWC.EDU)
  • BRESCIA UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 579; Location: 717 FREDERICA ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.brescia.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • OWENSBORO TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 469; Location: 1501 FREDERICA ST; Public; Website: www.owecc.net/otc)
  • OWENSBORO JUNIOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (FT enrollment: 198; Location: 3361 BUCKLAND SQ; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ojcb.com)
  • MR JIMS BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 15; Location: 1240 CARTER RD; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owensboro:
  • TRINITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY-TRINITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; NEWBURGH, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,986)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 33 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,440)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 39 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,510)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; VINCENNES, IN; FT enrollment: 6,201)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; FT enrollment: 12,806)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,744)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; FT enrollment: 2,217)
Public high schools in Owensboro:
  • DAVIESS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,648; Location: 4255 NEW HARTFORD ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,410; Location: 2280 TAMARACK ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OWENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,057; Location: 1800 FREDERICA ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OWENSBORO TREATMENT CENTER ALTERNATIVE (Students: 62; Location: 3001 LEITCHFIELD RD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • RIVER VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HIGH SCHO (Students: 7; Location: 1000 INDUSTRIAL RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OWENSBORO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 1800 FREDERICA ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Owensboro:
  • OWENSBORO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 690; Location: 1524 WEST PARRISH AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • GOOD SHEPHARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 3031 BITTEL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • OWENSBORO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 25; Location: 4430 OLD CALHOUN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FAITH TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 7040 KY HWY 81; Grades: 3 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Owensboro:
  • F T BURNS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 839; Location: 4610 GOETZ DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COLLEGE VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 816; Location: 5061 NEW HARTFORD ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DAVIESS COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 791; Location: 1415 E. FOURTH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OWENSBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 616; Location: 1300 BOOTH AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • OWENSBORO 5-6 ELEMENTARY CENTER (Students: 600; Location: 2631 S GRIFFITH AVE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 2909 KENTUCKY 54; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BURNS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 4514 GOETZ DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DEER PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 4959 NEW HARTFORD ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 6104 KY HWY 405; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TAMARACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 1733 TAMARACK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Owensboro:
  • ST ANGELA MERICI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 525 EAST 23RD STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
  • OWENSBORO CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHO (Students: 340; Location: 2540 CHRISTIE PLACE; Grades: 7 - 8)
  • CATHERINE SPALDING ELEM. SCHOO (Students: 251; Location: 4017 FREDERICA STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
  • BISHOP FRANCIS R COTTON SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 3418 HWY 60 EAST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 5712 KY HWY 56; Grades: KG - 6)
  • TRIPLETT SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 801 OLD HARTFORD ROAD; Grades: 9 - 11)
  • BISHOP HENRY J SOENNEKER ELEM (Students: 68; Location: 3400 FENMORE STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Owensboro:
  • DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,768,657; Location: 450 GRIFFITH AVENUE; 167,915 books; 4,692 audio materials; 5,278 video materials; 347 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • On August 14, 1936, Rainey Bethea was hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, before a crowd of 20,000. The public outrage which followed resulted in the complete abolition of public executions in the United States.
  • On August 14, 1936, Rainey Bethea was hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, before a crowd of 20,000. The public outrage which followed resulted in the complete abolition of public executions in the United States.

Churches in Owensboro include: Lewis Lane Church (A), Bellevue Church (B), Seven Hills Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D).

Cemeteries: Elmwood Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Rose Hill Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gullett Branch (A).

Parks in Owensboro include: Douglas Park (1), Seventh Street Park (2), Legion Park (3), Chautauqua Park (4), Riverside Park (5), Moreland Park (6), Hawes Park (7).


Owensboro compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Owensboro:
  • WOMI (1490 AM; 1 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 3 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGAB (1180 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURGH, IN; Owner: NEWBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Owensboro:
  • W219BB (91.7 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMUNITY B/CNG, INC.)
  • W246AF (97.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WKWC (90.3 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WBIO (94.7 FM; PHILPOT, KY; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC OF KENTUCKY)
  • WYXY (107.1 FM; BOONVILLE, IN; Owner: BOONVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNIN-FM (88.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKPB (89.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJPS-FM (93.5 FM; CHANDLER, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Owensboro:
  • W12BJ (Channel 12; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY)
  • WNIN (Channel 9; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WTVW (Channel 7; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: QUORUM OF INDIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOH (Channel 31; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WFIE (Channel 14; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K55HL (Channel 55; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BK (Channel 38; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56DN (Channel 56; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: EVANSVILLE LOW POWER PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN-LP (Channel 63; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: EVANSVILLE LOW POWER PARTNERSHIP)

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