Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2022

60,767
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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 60,767, it is the 4th largest city in Kentucky and the 705th largest city in the United States. Owensboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 0.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,183 in 2020. Spanning over 22 miles, Owensboro has a population density of 2,964 people per square mile.

The average household income in Owensboro is $61,035 with a poverty rate of 20.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $812 per month, and the median house value is $125,600. 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 Owensborowas:

  • White: 85.29%
  • Black or African American: 6.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.80%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Other race: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Owensboro, Kentucky is 60,767 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 60,183.

Owensboro, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Owensboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Owensboro Population by Race

Owensboro Population Pyramid 2022

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Owensboro Median Age

38.4


Total

37.1


Male

39.9


Female

Owensboro Adults

There are 45,566 adults, (11,055 of whom are seniors) in Owensboro.

Owensboro Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Owensboro Sex Ratio

Female

31,291

52.33%

Male

28,505

47.67%

Owensboro Population by Age

Owensboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Owensboro Household Types

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Owensboro Households and Families

2.86

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Owensboro Households by Type

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Owensboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Owensboro Educational Attainment by Race

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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 native american people with a rate of 60.31%.

Owensboro Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,165

Average Earnings

$45,210

Average Male

$28,657

Average Female

Owensboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Owensboro Language by Age

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Owensboro Language

93.31% of Owensboro residents speak only English, while 6.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Owensboro Language

Owensboro Poverty by Race

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20.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.99%

Male Poverty Rate

22.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Owensboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Owensboro is Hispanic, with 47.24% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.02%.

Owensboro Poverty

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Owensboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Owensboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Owensboro Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Owensboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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 35-44.

Owensboro Marital Status by Race

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Owensboro Marital Status

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3,438

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Owensboro Veterans by War

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Owensboro Veterans by Age

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Owensboro Veterans by Race

Owensboro Veterans by Education

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10.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Owensboro Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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73.27%

Born in Owensboro

96.00%

Native Born

4.00%

Foreign Born

2.63%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.00% of Owensboro residents were born in the United States, with 73.27% having been born in Kentucky. 2.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Owensboro Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Owensboro Population by Year