Owensboro, KY Demographics


Owensboro is located at 130km west of Louisville. Barbecue and bluegrass music have helped make Owensboro a travel attraction. It claims to be the Barbecue Capital of the World.

Don’t miss the International Bar-B-Q Festival. Owensboro’s barbecue is made from mutton basted in a dark, vinegar-based sauce. Another large gathering, the Bluegrass Blast, takes place in September. Year-round, bluegrass fans will want to check out the International Bluegrass Music Museum. It’s located at Owensboro’s performing arts complex, RiverPark Center, which includes a large performance theater.

Population: 54,067. Estimated population in July 2019: 55,459 (+2.6% change)
Males: 25,243 (46.7%), Females: 28,824 (53.3%)

Daviess County

Zip codes: 42301, 42303.

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

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%).

Land area: 17.4 square miles

Map of Owensboro, KY

Population

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: +300 (+0.6%).

Hospitals

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:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Owensboro:

Other public-use airports nearest to Owensboro:

Colleges and Universities

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 and Universities

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)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)