For population 25 years and over in Owenton:
For population 15 years and over in Owenton city:
22 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $904 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (39.7 miles , pop. 260,512).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (273.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Gratz, KY (2.7 miles) , New Liberty, KY (2.8 miles) , Monterey, KY (2.8 miles) , Monterey-New Columbus, KY (3.0 miles) , Sanders, KY (3.2 miles ), Sparta, KY (3.3 miles ), Glencoe, KY (3.5 miles ), Worthville, KY (3.7 miles ).
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Latitude: 38.54 N, Longitude: 84.84 W
Area code: 502
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Owenton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+5.7%).
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Average climate in Owenton, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Owenton-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Owenton city center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.
On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Owenton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Owenton center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Owenton center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Owen County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Snow: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Dale Roberts (baseball) - Baseball player.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Owenton city (based on Owen County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.67%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
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8.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,374 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,105 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Owenton fatal accident list:
Oct 22, 2009 05:46 AM, Sr-1287, Lat: 38.53475556, Lon: -84.83443056, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 2007 10:00 PM, Sr-22, Lat: 38.534053, Lon: -84.847861, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jan 6, 2005 02:55 PM, Sr-22, Madison St., Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 6, 1983 03:50 AM, 127, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Owenton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Owenton, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Owenton)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.