Owensboro, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 59,404 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 27,584  (46.4%)
Females: 31,820  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42301, 42303.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,089 (it was $31,867 in 2000)
Owensboro:

$41,089
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,233 (it was $17,968 in 2000)

Owensboro city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,286 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Owensboro:

$119,286
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,383; detached houses: $138,820; townhouses or other attached units: $142,123; in 2-unit structures: $255,687; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $268,852; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $38,930; mobile homes: $64,721

Median gross rent in 2017: $782.

March 2019 cost of living index in Owensboro: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 40.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for American Indian residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Owensboro, KY (2017)
    • 49,65383.9%White alone
    • 3,9926.7%Black alone
    • 2,2363.8%Hispanic
    • 1,9753.3%Two or more races
    • 1,1331.9%Asian alone
    • 1910.3%Other race alone
    • 780.1%American Indian alone

Races in Owensboro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 266 registered sex offenders living in Owensboro, Kentucky as of August 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Owensboro is 222 to 1.


Crime rates in Owensboro by year

Type

2005

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(7.2)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.0)
2
(3.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(29.0)
36
(64.7)
36
(64.5)
46
(79.8)
28
(48.5)
47
(80.6)
28
(47.7)
38
(64.8)
34
(57.3)
46
(77.2)
42
(70.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
50
(90.5)
34
(61.1)
28
(50.1)
37
(64.2)
45
(77.9)
49
(84.0)
41
(69.9)
50
(85.3)
49
(82.5)
52
(87.3)
59
(98.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
78
(141.1)
48
(86.3)
49
(87.7)
59
(102.3)
52
(90.0)
44
(75.5)
53
(90.4)
42
(71.7)
52
(87.6)
77
(129.2)
57
(95.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
438
(792.6)
417
(749.3)
399
(714.4)
513
(889.7)
469
(812.1)
373
(639.8)
385
(656.3)
319
(544.3)
486
(818.7)
390
(654.6)
453
(759.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,564
(2,830)
1,841
(3,308)
1,772
(3,173)
1,711
(2,967)
1,928
(3,338)
1,553
(2,664)
1,763
(3,006)
1,749
(2,984)
1,937
(3,263)
1,964
(3,297)
1,945
(3,259)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(126.7)
82
(147.3)
84
(150.4)
99
(171.7)
121
(209.5)
106
(181.8)
104
(177.3)
110
(187.7)
235
(395.9)
243
(407.9)
240
(402.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(5.4)
3
(5.4)
12
(21.5)
6
(10.4)
12
(20.8)
7
(12.0)
7
(11.9)
7
(11.9)
14
(23.6)
9
(15.1)
9
(15.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)271.8287.5280.3301.7287.3270.7257.6264.3311.0334.2327.4

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Crime rate in Owensboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 131 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (44.9%), German (8.6%), English (7.8%), Irish (6.7%), Scottish (2.1%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/28/1850

Land area: 17.4 square miles.

Population density: 3,409 people per square mile   (average).

Owensboro, Kentucky map

2,122 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

3.6%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,274 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,074 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (81.4 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (284.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Masonville, KY (2.6 miles ),
Rockport, IN (3.1 miles ),
Maceo, KY (3.2 miles ),
Hatfield, IN (3.4 miles ),
Grandview, IN (3.8 miles ),
Whitesville, KY (3.8 miles ),
Heflin-Beda, KY (4.1 miles ),
Lewisport, KY (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 87.12 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Barbecued Mutton Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,848 (+18.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 21,163 (80.7%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Owensboro, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Owensboro, KY in 2017
Owensboro satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 310 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2007: 287 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2008: 210 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2009: 236 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2010: 270 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2011: 211 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2012: 248 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2013: 236 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2014: 254 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2015: 231 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2016: 233 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2017: 246 buildings, average cost: $90,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Owensboro, KY residents
Average permit cost in Owensboro, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Owensboro, KY
Historical housing units in Owensboro, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +300 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Owensboro, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Utilities (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Food (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Owensboro, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)

Average climate in Owensboro, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Owensboro, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.8. This is about average.

City:

77.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.05
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.842. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.842
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Owensboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.5 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 F5 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Owensboro-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from Owensboro center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from Owensboro center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 175.9 miles away from Owensboro center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from Owensboro center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Daviess County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Owensboro topographic map

Main business address for: TEXAS GAS TRANSMISSION LLC (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION), BOARDWALK PIPELINES LLC (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION).

Hospitals in Owensboro:

  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF THE OHIO VALLEY INC (723 HARVARD DR)
  • OWENSBORO MEDICAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1201 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD)
  • OWENSBORO MERCY HEALTH SYSTEM FORD (1006 FORD AV)
  • RIVER VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (1000 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE)
  • WENDELL FOSTER'S CAMPUS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILI (815 TRIPLETT STREET)

Nursing Homes in Owensboro:

  • CARMEL HOME (2501 OLD HARTFORD RD.)
  • HERMITAGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1614 PARRISH AVE, WEST)
  • HERMITAGE MANOR NH (1614 PARRISH AV)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION - HIL (3740 OLD HARTFORD RD)
  • LEISURE YEARS ICF (1205 LEITCHFIELD RD)
  • MEDCO CENTER OF OWENSBORO (2420 W 3RD ST)
  • OWENSBORO PLACE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1205 LEITCHFIELD RD.)
  • THE TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER OF OWENSBORO (811 EAST PARRISH AVENUE)
  • TWIN RIVERS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (2420 W. 3RD ST.)
  • WELLINGTON PARC OF OWENSBORO (2885 NEW HARTFORD RD)

Dialysis Facilities in Owensboro:

  • DAVITA - OWENSBORO DIALYSIS CENTER (1930 EAST PARRISH AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Owensboro:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (2200 EAST PARRISH AVENUE, BLDG C, SUITE LL105)
  • CARETENDERS (5000 BACK SQUARE DRIVE, BLDG D)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, INC (1635A TRIPLETT STREET)
  • GREEN RIVER DISTRICT HHA (1600 BRECKINRIDGE STREET)
  • OMHS HOME CARE SERVICES (2211 MAYFAIR AVENUE, SUITE 304)

Airports located in Owensboro:

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Colleges/Universities in Owensboro:

  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,754; Location: 4800 New Hartford Rd; Public; Website: www.owensboro.kctcs.edu)
  • Brescia University (Full-time enrollment: 680; Location: 717 Frederica St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.brescia.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College (Full-time enrollment: 633; Location: 3000 Frederica Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.KWC.EDU)
  • Daymar College-Owensboro (Full-time enrollment: 233; Location: 3361 Buckland Sq; Private, for-profit; Website: www.daymarcollege.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Owensboro:

  • University of Evansville (about 27 miles; Evansville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,688)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 34 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 35 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 59 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 64 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 65 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)

Public high schools in Owensboro:

  • DAVIESS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,728, Location: 4255 NEW HARTFORD ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,410, Location: 2280 TAMARACK ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • OWENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 999, Location: 1800 FREDERICA ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • OWENSBORO TREATMENT CENTER (Students: 507, Location: 3001 LEITCHFIELD RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • BEACON CENTRAL ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 3361 BUCKLAND SQUARE, Grades: 10-12)
  • VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1000 INDUSTRIAL DR., Grades: 9-12)
  • GATEWAY ACADEMY (Location: 2401 MCCONNELL AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Owensboro:

  • OWENSBORO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 456, Location: 1524 W PARRISH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • MAXIMILIAN MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 100, Location: 1401B SPRING BANK DR STE 4, Grades: PK-12)
  • MAJESTY ACADEMY (Students: 89, Location: 2600 NEW HARTFORD RD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Owensboro:

Private elementary/middle schools in Owensboro:

  • OWENSBORO CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY K-3 (Students: 414, Location: 4017 FREDERICA ST, Grades: KG-3)
  • OWENSBORO CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4-6 CAMPUS (Students: 275, Location: 525 E 23RD ST, Grades: 4-6)
  • OWENSBORO CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 203, Location: 2540 CHRISTIE PL, Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Owensboro

Library in Owensboro:

  • DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $3,441,842; Location: 2020 FREDERICA STREET; 192,801 books; 4,564 e-books; 12,847 audio materials; 11,980 video materials; 31 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 271 print serial subscriptions; 1,908 electronic 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.
  • Nicholas "Nicky" Patrick Hayden (born July 30, 1981 in Owensboro, Kentucky), also known as The Kentucky Kid, is an American professional motorcycle racer and 2006 MotoGP World Champion.
  • The community and technical college have merged (as have most all in Kentucky) since 2000. It is now the Owensboro Community & Technical College with three campuses in the Owensboro area. Total enrollment is well over 2,000. Detailed information can be obtained from the new website: http://www.octc.kctcs.edu I am currently employed with the college as the Career Resource & Placement Coordinator. Thank you, Katie Ballard
  • Owensboro Community & Technical College's website has changed to http://www.octc.kctcs.edu
  • 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.
  • Hometown to Motorcycle Racings Hayden brothers, Tommy, Nicky and Roger Lee. Tommy and Roger race for AMA and Nicky is 2006 MotoGP World Champion. added by Misty 69
  • Birthplace of Nicky Hayden, 2006 Motorcycle Gran Prix (MotoGP) Champion.
  • 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.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Owensboro: Owensboro Fire Department Station 2 (A), Owensboro Fire Department Station 4 (B), Owensboro Fire Department Station 3 (C), Owensboro Fire Department Station 5 (D), Owensboro Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Owensboro include: TEXAS GAS TRANSMISSION LLC (A), BOARDWALK PIPELINES LLC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Owensboro include: Lewis Lane Church (A), Bellevue Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Seven Hills Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elmwood Cemetery (1), Rose Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gullett Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Owensboro include: Moreland Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Chautauqua Park (3), Legion Park (4), Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park (5), Seventh Street Park (6), Douglas Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Owensboro Area Museum of Science & History (3900 US Highway 60 West) (1), Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (901 Frederica Street) (2), Western Kentucky Botanical Garden (Botanical Gardens; 25 Carter Road) (3), Aladdin's Castle Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5000 Frederica Street) (4), Frankie's Sports Bar Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1230 Burlew Boulevard) (5), Roby Vending & Amusement CO Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 909 East 18th Street) (6), Tamarack Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2510 Tamarack Road) (7), Owensboro Daviess County Tourist Commission (215 East 2nd Street) (8), Equestrian Enterprises (Arcades & Amusements; 4481 Strickland Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Owensboro (3720 Hartford Road) (1), Towne House Motel (316 East 3rd Street) (2), Sun Hotel (1926 Triplett Street) (3), Big E Pizza (1 Executive Boulevard) (4), River's Edge (1 Executive Boulevard) (5), Sleep Inn Owensboro (51 Bon Harbor Hills) (6), Holiday Inn (3136 W 2nd St) (7), Holiday Inn Express (3220 West Parrish Avenue) (8), Super Eight Motel (1027 Goetz Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Court Of Appeals (401 Frederica) (1), U S Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation (401 Frederica Street) (2), Kentucky State - Court Of Justice- Circuit Court Clerk- Driver's License (Judicial Centre) (3), U S Government - District Court- Probation Officer (Federal Building) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Wendell H. Ford - Kentucky politician, Johnny Depp - (born 1963), actor, Jeff Green (racing driver) - Stock car racing driver, Darrell Waltrip - (born 1947), automobile racer, B.J. Whitmer - Professional wrestler, Mack Allison - Baseball player, Cliff Hagan - Basketball player, David Green (racing driver) - Stock car racing driver, Justin Miller - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Feb 14, 1984), Eugene Oberst - Football player and coach.

Daviess County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Owensboro and their reported violations in the past:

OWENSBORO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 57,605, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2007)
  • 36 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Owensboro that have no violations reported:

  • S E DAVIESS CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 18,399, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • WEST DAVIESS CO WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 13,528, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.0%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Owensboro in 2010:

  • 806 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 492 people in college/university student housing
  • 158 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 146 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 114 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Owensboro in 2000:

  • 750 people in nursing homes
  • 449 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 257 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 150 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 143 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 103 people in other group homes
  • 97 people in state prisons
  • 95 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 71 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 33 people in halfway houses
  • 30 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Owensboro Sports Center. Kentucky Wesleyan College.
  • Owensboro Sportscenter. Capacity: 7,100.
  • River Center Arena. Capacity: 12,000.

Banks with most branches in Owensboro (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Owensboro Main Branch, Towne Square Branch, New Hartford Road Branch, Commonwealth Branch, Audubon Branch, Wesleyan Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • South Central Bank of Daviess County, Inc.: South Central Bank Of Daviess County, Inc., Villa Point Branch, Downtown Owensboro Branch, Frederica Street Branch, Carter Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $143.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: South Central Bancshares Of Kentucky, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Frederica Street Branch, Villa Point Branch, Carter Road Branch, Owensboro Main Branch, Triplett Street Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Old National Bank: Owensboro West Parrish, Owensboro Southtown, Owensboro Highway 54 Branch, Owensboro Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • Independence Bank of Kentucky: 18th Street Branch, Highway 54 Branch, Parrish Avenue Branch, Independence Bank Of Kentucky. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,133.6 mil, Deposits: $949.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Independence Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Parrish Avenue Branch, Frederica Street Branch, Highway 60 East Branch, Third Street Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: Owensboro East Highway 54, Owensboro South Branch, Owensboro Downtown Branch. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Security Bank of Owensboro, Inc.: Owensboro Branch at 3560 South Frederica, branch established on 1998/03/10; First Security Bank Of Owensboro, Inc. at 300 Frederica Street, branch established on 1997/08/20. Info updated 2010/08/10: Bank assets: $368.6 mil, Deposits: $308.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Security, Inc.
  • 3 other banks with 4 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Owensboro:

Marital status in Owensboro, KY
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Owensboro:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Owensboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Owensboro, KY (based on Daviess County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant40,33599
Catholic18,45417
Mainline Protestant7,55625
Other9725
Black Protestant2323
None29,107-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
This county:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
This county:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Daviess County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Daviess County:

16.3%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Owensboro:

49.3%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Owensboro:

45.9%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Owensboro:

21.4%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Owensboro:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Owensboro:

34.6%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

55.6%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Owensboro:

77.8%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Owensboro, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 93$438,834$56,6245$12,781
Electric Power 91$589,038$77,6750$0
Firefighters 90$412,626$55,0172$2,808
Sewerage 76$343,000$54,1580$0
Police - Other 41$141,229$41,3358$7,312
Other and Unallocable 39$149,444$45,9831$1,949
Financial Administration 33$163,188$59,3415$2,004
Water Supply 29$161,800$66,9521$726
Solid Waste Management 28$99,780$42,7631$1,293
Housing and Community Development (Local) 27$96,501$42,8892$3,240
Streets and Highways 26$99,871$46,0942$4,969
Transit 21$63,065$36,03714$14,938
Parks and Recreation 16$66,918$50,18970$30,296
Other Government Administration 15$69,442$55,5547$7,247
Airports 4$21,171$63,51312$10,640
Judicial and Legal 2$12,998$77,9880$0
Fire - Other 1$4,096$49,1520$0
Totals for Government 632$2,933,001$55,690130$100,203

Owensboro government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,381,000 ($73.75)
    Air Transportation: $785,000 ($13.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $504,000 ($8.48)
    Regular Highways: $297,000 ($5.00)
    Central Staff Services: $245,000 ($4.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $119,298,000 ($2008.25)
    Sewerage: $18,300,000 ($308.06)
    Central Staff Services: $12,203,000 ($205.42)
    Water Utilities: $8,442,000 ($142.11)
    Police Protection: $7,336,000 ($123.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,303,000 ($106.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,988,000 ($100.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,754,000 ($96.86)
    Regular Highways: $4,050,000 ($68.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,849,000 ($64.79)
    Air Transportation: $1,964,000 ($33.06)
    Transit Utilities: $1,958,000 ($32.96)
    General - Other: $1,427,000 ($24.02)
    Financial Administration: $1,172,000 ($19.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $922,000 ($15.52)
    Parking Facilities: $67,000 ($1.13)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,824,000 ($131.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $985,000 ($16.58)
    Benefit Payments: $974,000 ($16.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,181,000 ($19.88)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,093,000 ($52.07)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $116,000 ($1.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $7,120,000 ($119.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $982,000 ($16.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $865,000 ($14.56)
    Police Protection: $638,000 ($10.74)
    Central Staff Services: $284,000 ($4.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $259,000 ($4.36)
    General - Other: $257,000 ($4.33)
    Regular Highways: $181,000 ($3.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,694,000 ($701.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,344,000 ($22.62)

Owensboro government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,393,000 ($343.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,370,000 ($124.07)
    Other: $4,852,000 ($81.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,501,000 ($42.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,031,000 ($34.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,089,000 ($18.33)
    Air Transportation: $698,000 ($11.75)
    Parking Facilities: $61,000 ($1.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,000 ($0.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,211,000 ($54.05)
    Transit Utilities: $1,092,000 ($18.38)
    Air Transportation: $772,000 ($13.00)
    Sewerage: $103,000 ($1.73)
    Other: $73,000 ($1.23)
    General Local Government Support: $60,000 ($1.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $6,636,000 ($111.71)
    General Local Government Support: $2,422,000 ($40.77)
    Other: $1,887,000 ($31.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $6,206,000 ($104.47)
    Interest Earnings: $864,000 ($14.54)
    Special Assessments: $623,000 ($10.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $451,000 ($7.59)
    Sale of Property: $288,000 ($4.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $42,000 ($0.71)
    Rents: $38,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $139,801,000 ($2353.39)
    Water Utilities: $11,176,000 ($188.14)
    Transit Utilities: $130,000 ($2.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,140,000 ($19.19)
    Other: $888,000 ($14.95)
    Sewerage: $626,000 ($10.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $256,000 ($4.31)
    Transit Utilities: $55,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $18,293,000 ($307.94)
    Property: $10,571,000 ($177.95)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $7,699,000 ($129.60)
    Corporation Net Income: $3,018,000 ($50.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $587,000 ($9.88)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $103,000 ($1.73)
    Other License: $30,000 ($0.51)

Owensboro government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $429,087,000 ($7223.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $423,717,000 ($7132.80)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,456,000 ($361.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,086,000 ($270.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $202,000 ($3.40)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $158,000 ($2.66)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $44,000 ($0.74)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $24,277,000 ($408.68)
    Beginning: $12,639,000 ($212.76)

Owensboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $98,951,000 ($1665.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $934,000 ($15.72)

4.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ohio County, KY  0.40% ($42,503 average AGI)
from Hancock County, KY  0.27% ($38,891)
from McLean County, KY  0.21% ($37,808)


4.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,834 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ohio County, KY  0.50% ($42,545 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.26% ($37,263)
to McLean County, KY  0.23% ($35,988)
Businesses in Owensboro, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts2Mazda1
Aeropostale1McDonald's5
American Eagle Outfitters1Motel 61
Applebee's1Motherhood Maternity1
Arby's3New Balance1
AutoZone3Nike4
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King2Panera Bread1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Curves1RadioShack2
DHL1Ramada1
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rite Aid4
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
Fashion Bug1SAS Shoes2
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC2Sears2
GameStop3Shoe Carnival1
Goodwill1Sleep Inn1
H&R Block4Spencer Gifts1
Hardee's2Sprint Nextel1
Hilton1Staples1
Hobby Lobby1Starbucks3
Holiday Inn1Subway8
Home Depot1Super 81
Honda1T-Mobile2
Hyundai1T.G.I. Driday's1
JCPenney1T.J.Maxx1
Journeys1Taco Bell3
Justice1Target1
KFC2Toyota1
Kincaid1True Value1
Kmart2U-Haul6
Kohl's1UPS17
Kroger3Vans1
Lane Furniture2Waffle House2
Little Caesars Pizza2Walgreens2
Long John Silver's4Walmart2
Lowe's1Wendy's2
Macy's1White Castle1
Marriott2YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

Strongest AM radio stations in Owensboro:

  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WOMI (1490 AM; 1 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKCM (1160 AM; 3 kW; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • 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)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owensboro:

  • W246AF (97.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • W219BB (91.7 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMUNITY B/CNG, INC.)
  • WKWC (90.3 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WBIO (94.7 FM; PHILPOT, KY; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC OF KENTUCKY)
  • WYXY (107.1 FM; BOONVILLE, IN; Owner: BOONVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTCJ-FM (105.7 FM; TELL CITY, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WNIN-FM (88.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WKPB (89.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJPS-FM (93.5 FM; CHANDLER, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIKY-FM (104.1 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL B/C CORPORATION)
  • WABX (107.5 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WGBF-FM (103.1 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGZB-FM (96.5 FM; CORYDON, IN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)

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.)
  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WAZE-LP (Channel 17; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEOA-LP (Channel 50; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Owensboro: Thomas Cruse.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Owensboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 141Number of bridges
  • 1,900ft / 579mTotal length
  • $36,777,000Total costs
  • 1,127,261Total average daily traffic
  • 116,437Total average daily truck traffic
  • 793,297Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Owensboro, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 521970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 162000-2009
  • 232010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Owensboro, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Owensboro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 337 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Owensboro, KY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 335 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Owensboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Owensboro)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 63 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED144$101,312248$90,070489$98,90757$40,7164$962,365104$65,0853$61,443
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$90,8926$90,76231$90,6448$40,3712$153,1253$50,0401$49,230
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$111,56828$67,666192$89,92553$24,0350$032$75,2792$17,965
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$126,30520$96,84478$113,6417$51,8170$04$71,5401$14,080
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$86,6447$76,79026$103,3651$117,0000$04$71,5180$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Owensboro, KY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$104,77921$122,527
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$84,8008$106,550
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$96,5384$135,265
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$71,0005$137,930
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$128,680
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Owensboro, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Owensboro, KY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 422. The highest number of reported fires - 636 took place in 2006, and the least - 216 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Owensboro, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.2%), and Outside Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Owensboro, KY
    • 3,45848.2%Structure Fires
    • 2,35532.8%Outside Fires
    • 96013.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4005.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Owensboro, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Owensboro, Kentucky:

  • Cadillac Motel, 1311 W 2ND St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 , Phone: (270) 684-2343
  • Days Inn Owensboro, 3720 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 , Phone: (270) 684-9621, Fax: (270) 684-9626
  • Executive Inn Rivermont, One Executive Blvd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 , Phone: (270) 926-8000, Fax: (270) 926-9047
  • Ramada Inn - Owensboro, 3136 W 2ND St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 , Phone: (270) 685-3941, Fax: (270) 926-2917
  • Owensboro Motel, 1420 Triplett St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 , Phone: (270) 683-8805
  • Sleep Inn Owensboro, 51 Bon Hbr Hills Dr, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301 , Phone: (270) 691-6200, Fax: (270) 691-6244
  • Comfort Suites Of Owensboro, 230 Salem Dr, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 , Phone: (270) 926-7675, Fax: (270) 926-7616
  • Courtyard By Marriott Owensboro, 3120 Highland Pointe Dr, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 , Phone: (270) 685-4140, Fax: (270) 685-4139
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Owensboro, Kentucky
Most common first names in Owensboro, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,08279.0 years
James84470.8 years
William75272.9 years
John51673.7 years
Robert44971.4 years
Charles43171.4 years
Joseph33872.3 years
George30274.7 years
Margaret24979.4 years
Anna24480.4 years
Most common last names in Owensboro, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27375.6 years
Brown22376.3 years
Payne21573.1 years
Johnson21174.3 years
Clark18775.8 years
Jones17874.4 years
Howard15274.3 years
Taylor15076.1 years
Miller14276.4 years
Wilson12875.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Owensboro, KY
  • 84.1%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Owensboro, KY
  • 56.6%Utility gas
  • 40.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy


Owensboro compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Owensboro on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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