Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2021

60,903
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Owensboro is a city located in Daviess County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Daviess County. With a 2020 population of 60,903, it is the 4th largest city in Kentucky (after Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green) and the 629th largest city in the United States . Owensboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 6.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,265 in 2010. Owensboro reached it's highest population of 60,903 in 2021. Spanning over 22 miles, Owensboro has a population density of 2,971 people per square mile.

The average household income in Owensboro is $61,035 with a poverty rate of 21.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $769 per month, and the median house value is $113,400. The median age in Owensboro is 38 years, 36.8 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Owensboro Demographics

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

  • White: 86.35%
  • Black or African American: 6.24%
  • Two or more races: 3.56%
  • Asian: 2.34%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.15%
The current population of Owensboro, Kentucky is 60,903 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,745.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,265.

Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021120,5625610.47%
2020120,0015610.47%
2019119,4405610.47%
2018118,8794240.36%
2017118,4553630.31%
2016118,0925710.48%
2015117,5219920.84%
2014116,5291560.13%
2013116,3734010.34%
2012115,9727170.62%
2011115,2554850.42%
2010114,7700.00%

Owensboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,41286.35%
Black or African American3,7186.24%
Two or More Races2,1193.56%
Asian1,3962.34%
Some Other Race5480.92%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2530.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.15%
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Owensboro Population by Race

Owensboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Owensboro Median Age

38


Total

36.8


Male

39.5


Female

Owensboro Adults

There are 45,057 adults, (10,414 of whom are seniors) in Owensboro.

Owensboro Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Owensboro Sex Ratio

Female

31,417

52.77%

Male

28,119

47.23%

Owensboro Population by Age

Owensboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Owensboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All56.9%43.1%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male45%55%
Female38.5%61.5%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Owensboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,3392.2656.9
Non Family10,3991.1748.2
Married9,4972.9875.8
Female3,8893.0838.5
Male1,5543.1445

2.89

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Owensboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6664.20%
9th to 12th Grade2,9277.37%
High School Graduate13,15533.14%
Some College9,21123.20%
Associates Degree3,6069.08%
Bachelors Degree5,60014.11%
Graduate Degree3,5338.90%
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Owensboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Owensboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White34,82231,0688,287
Black2,3412,098256
Hispanic1,146958236
Asian865494278
2+ Races45443476
Other Race14896
Islander8888
Native American8770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.14%.

Owensboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,270$43,680$27,350
Less Than 9th Grade$25,187$26,212$17,277
High School Graduate$30,117$40,830$21,827
Some College$31,992$45,838$26,009
Bachelors Degree$42,756$50,439$37,100
Graduate Degree$56,864$63,830$51,799

$34,270

Average Earnings

$43,680

Average Male

$27,350

Average Female

Owensboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Owensboro Language by Age

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Owensboro Language

93.83% of Owensboro residents speak only English, while 6.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.61% of the population.

Owensboro Language

Owensboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,9128,50717.76%
Hispanic2,6101,50757.74%
Black3,52995327.00%
Multiple2,04991344.56%
Asian1,39359342.57%
Other50024949.80%
Islander2533011.86%
Native861112.79%

21.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.41%

Male Poverty Rate

22.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owensboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owensboro is Hispanic, with 57.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owensboro is Islander, with 11.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.27%.

Owensboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.86%
High School22.57%
Some College12.48%
Bachelors or Greater7.84%

Owensboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.20%
Male Unemployed43.49%
Female Employed12.21%
Male Employed9.53%

Owensboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Owensboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,369$61,035
Families$54,056$70,893
Married Families$71,608$88,701
Non Families$30,267$43,431
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Income by Household Type

Owensboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Owensboro Married by Age and Sex

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Owensboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Owensboro Marital Status by Race

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Owensboro Marital Status

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3,664

Number of Veterans

3,316

Male Veterans

348

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,509
First Gulf War613
Second Gulf War517
Korea371
World War II92

Owensboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74931
75+925
35 to 54873
55 to 64688
18 to 34247

Owensboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,3538.38%
Black2327.79%
Asian374.06%
2+ Races324.99%
Hispanic110.81%
Islander105.88%

Owensboro Veterans by Race

Owensboro Veterans by Education

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12.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owensboro Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Owensboro Employment by Age

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Owensboro Employment by Race

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Owensboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.55%

Born in Owensboro

96.38%

Native Born

3.62%

Foreign Born

2.47%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.38% of Owensboro residents were born in the United States, with 73.55% having been born in Kentucky. 2.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Owensboro Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202160,9033860.64%
202060,5173860.64%
201960,1313860.65%
201859,7452220.37%
201759,5232180.37%
201659,3052740.46%
201559,0316161.05%
201458,415580.10%
201358,3572180.37%
201258,1393840.66%
201157,7552440.42%
201057,5113,4440.62%
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%

Owensboro Population by Year