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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

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Health in Owensboro, KY

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Owensboro, KY Demographics

Median Population in Owensboro, KY

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

Race in Owensboro, KY

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

Population By Gender in Owensboro, KY

  Male 47.2%
  Female 52.8%

Language in Owensboro, KY

  English Only 96%
  English Other 4%

Economics in Owensboro, KY

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

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Commute Types in Owensboro, KY

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

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 34
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