Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2020

60,323
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Owensboro is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 60,323, it is the 4th largest city in Kentucky (after Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green) and the 631st largest city in the United States. Owensboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 5.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,265 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Owensboro has a population density of 2,942 people per square mile.

The average household income in Owensboro is $57,933 with a poverty rate of 20.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $723 per month, and the median house value is $111,400. The median age in Owensboro is 37.6 years, 35.9 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.8 males.

Owensboro Demographics

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

  • White: 86.88%
  • Black or African American: 6.43%
  • Two or more races: 3.60%
  • Asian: 1.88%
  • Other race: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.12%
The current population of Owensboro, Kentucky is 60,323, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,809.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,265.

Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020120,2565710.47%
2019119,6855710.48%
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 Percentage
White51,42586.88%
Black or African American3,8036.43%
Two or More Races2,1313.60%
Asian1,1131.88%
Some Other Race3850.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2620.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.12%
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Owensboro Population Pyramid 2020

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Owensboro Median Age

37.6


Total

35.9


Male

39.3


Female

Owensboro Adults

There are 44,807 adults, (10,212 of whom are seniors) in Owensboro.

Owensboro Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Owensboro Sex Ratio

Female

31,353

52.97%

Male

27,835

47.03%

Owensboro Households and Families

Owensboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Owensboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
All55.3%44.7%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
Male40.1%59.9%
Female39.5%60.5%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,1552.2755.3
Non Family10,3491.1845.3
Married9,4683.0475.1
Female3,9732.9439.5
Male1,3653.2140.1

2.92

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Owensboro Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5313.88%
9th to 12th Grade3,0117.63%
High School Graduate13,31633.75%
Some College9,32523.63%
Associates Degree3,3738.55%
Bachelors Degree5,49513.93%
Graduate Degree3,4068.63%
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Owensboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,74831,0558,046
Black2,3882,004251
Hispanic1,083873208
Asian696520324
Multiple Races48542972
Other Race12967
Islander103103
Native American6643

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 46.55%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,840$41,731$26,057
Less Than High School$25,524$26,398$22,054
High School Grad$27,866$36,880$19,942
Some College$30,381$42,211$24,920
Bachelors Degree$40,181$47,309$32,428
Graduate Degree$54,705$62,191$49,542

$31,840

Average Earnings

$41,731

Average Male

$26,057

Average Female

Owensboro Language

Owensboro Language by Age

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Owensboro Language

94.69% of Owensboro residents speak only English, while 5.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.40% of the population.

Owensboro Poverty

Owensboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,1258,25617.16%
Hispanic2,3171,19151.40%
Black3,6191,18032.61%
Multiple2,06290043.65%
Asian1,11028325.50%
Other3529426.70%
Islander2624818.32%
Native661624.24%

20.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.06%

Male Poverty Rate

21.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owensboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owensboro is Hispanic, with 51.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Owensboro is White, with 17.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.80%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.65%
High School22.30%
Some College12.75%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.36%
Male Unemployed48.61%
Female Employed12.67%
Male Employed9.26%

Owensboro Income

Owensboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,215$57,933
Families$50,625$67,660
Married Families$67,909$85,235
Non Families$29,013$41,509
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Owensboro Marital Status

Owensboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

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 Veterans

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3,507

Number of Veterans

3,188

Male Veterans

319

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,385
First Gulf War521
Korea391
Second Gulf War381
World War II153
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,034
65 to 74805
35 to 54783
55 to 64685
18 to 34200
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1727.95%
Black2488.19%
2 or More405.67%
Asian344.39%
Hawaiian137.34%
Hispanic80.65%

Owensboro Veterans by Education

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9.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owensboro Employment Status

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60%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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74.21%

Born in Kentucky

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

2.41%

Non Citizen

1.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.49% of Owensboro residents were born in the United States, with 74.21% having been born in Kentucky. 2.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202060,3232570.43%
201960,0662570.43%
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%