Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2019

Owensboro, Kentucky's estimated population is 59,809 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Owensboro, Kentucky is the 4th largest city in Kentucky based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2944.63 people/mi² (1136.92 people/km²).

The overall median age is 37.8 years, 35.7 years for males, and 40 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.29 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Owensboro, Kentucky is $40,146, while the mean household income is $55,576.

Owensboro Ky Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Owensboro Ky was:

  • White: 87.80%
  • Black or African American: 6.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Owensboro, Kentucky?

59,809
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201859,8092910.49%
201759,5182570.43%
201659,2612620.44%
201558,9996011.03%
201458,398570.10%
201358,3412120.36%
201258,1293960.69%
201157,7332520.44%
201057,4813,4140.61%
200054,0675180.10%
199053,549-901-0.17%
198054,4504,1210.79%
197050,3297,8581.71%
196042,4718,8202.36%
195033,6513,4061.07%
194030,2457,4802.88%
193022,7655,3412.71%
192017,4241,4130.85%
191016,0112,8221.96%
190013,1893,3522.98%
18909,8373,6064.67%
18806,2312,7946.13%
18703,4370.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018119,1145710.48%
2017118,5434210.36%
2016118,1225570.47%
2015117,5659740.83%
2014116,5911580.14%
2013116,4334070.35%
2012116,0267460.64%
2011115,2805080.44%
2010114,7720.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White51,616
Black or African American3,923
Two or More Races1,918
Asian1,066
Some Other Race163
American Indian and Alaska Native105

Owensboro Ky Population Pyramid 2019

Owensboro Ky Median Age

37.8


Total

35.7


Male

40


Female

Owensboro Ky Adults

There are 44,456 adults, (10,300 of whom are seniors) in Owensboro Ky.

Owensboro Ky Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Owensboro Ky Sex Ratio

Female

31,325

53.28%

Male

27,466

46.72%

Owensboro Ky Households and Families

Owensboro Ky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Owensboro Ky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
All56.2%43.8%
Male48.5%51.5%
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Female41.3%58.7%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,7602.2956.2
Non Family10,1561.1843.1
Married9,8503.0775.9
Female3,6103.0841.3
Male1,1442.9648.5

2.96

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Owensboro Ky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9014.87%
9th to 12th Grade3,1298.01%
High School Graduate13,14333.64%
Some College9,21623.59%
Associates Degree3,4558.84%
Bachelors Degree5,12613.12%
Graduate Degree3,0947.92%

Owensboro Ky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,56930,5627,372
Black2,4251,924277
Hispanic1,013777270
Asian624425244
Multiple Races41936857
Native American10266
Other Race185

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,149$40,079$25,411
Less Than High School$23,520$25,147$22,602
High School Grad$27,742$36,158$21,789
Some College$30,006$41,486$23,579
Bachelors Degree$37,956$49,837$31,195
Graduate Degree$52,210$62,198$48,820

$31,149

Average Earnings

$40,079

Average Male

$25,411

Average Female

Owensboro Ky Language

Owensboro Ky Language by Age

Owensboro Ky Language

94.63% of Owensboro Ky residents speak only English, while 5.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.38% of the population.

Owensboro Ky Poverty

Owensboro Ky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,9658,55917.84%
Black3,68995926.00%
Hispanic2,15887540.55%
Multiple1,86659231.73%
Asian1,05733932.07%
Native1023029.41%
Other1141311.40%

19.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.52%

Male Poverty Rate

21.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owensboro Ky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owensboro Ky is Hispanic, with 40.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owensboro Ky is Other, with 11.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.57%
High School18.94%
Some College12.60%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed49.33%
Female Unemployed48.59%
Female Employed10.88%
Male Employed9.26%

Owensboro Ky Income

Owensboro Ky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,146$55,576
Families$50,468$66,352
Married Families$64,371$80,480
Non Families$26,464$37,561

Owensboro Ky Marital Status

Owensboro Ky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Owensboro Ky Married by Age and Sex

Owensboro Ky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Owensboro Ky Marital Status by Race

Owensboro Ky Veterans

3,686

Number of Veterans

3,340

Male Veterans

346

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,378
First Gulf War583
Korea496
Second Gulf War434
World War II194

Owensboro Ky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3168.31%
Black3039.99%
Asian283.94%
2 or More264.02%
Hispanic191.71%
Indian1312.38%

Owensboro Ky Veterans by Education

10.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owensboro Ky Employment Status

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Owensboro Ky Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.65%

Born in Kentucky

96.57%

Native Born

3.43%

Foreign Born

2.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.57% of Owensboro Ky residents were born in the United States, with 74.65% having been born in Kentucky. 2.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.