Owensboro, KY: What you need to know

Located in northwest Kentucky, Owensboro offers a vibrant quality of life with a recently revitalized riverfront along the Ohio River. The city is home to Owensboro Medical Health System Hospital, which has 3,300 employees and several colleges and higher education institutions. Nicknamed “Barbecue Capital of the World,” Owensboro hosts the International Barbecue Festival each May.  


Owensboro, KY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 58,350
Median Age 38
Median Household Income $37,279
Median Home Price $104,100
Walkscore 35

Owensboro , KY Business and Economy

Owensboro, KY Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 47.2%
  Female 52.8%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 34
In Owensboro , KY

 
9.1% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Owensboro , KY

Median Population

Median Age 37.7%
Age 18 Over 75.5%
Age 21 Over 71.4%
Age 62 Over 20%
Age 65 Over 16.9%

Race

  Ethnicity White 87.8%
  Ethnicity Black 7%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.3%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 0.7%

Economics

  Median Household Income $37,279
  Median Home Price $104,100
  Homes Owned 42%
  Homes Rent 58%
  Median Property Rent $637

Language

  English Only 96%
  English Other 4%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 15.1 MINUTES
in Owensboro , KY

Commute Types

  Walked 3.9%
  Worked at Home 1.3%
  Public Transportation 0.3%
  Other Means 1.3%
  Drove Alone 85.9%
  Carpooled 7.3%

35/100
WALK SCORE
for Owensboro , KY