Owenton is a city located in Owen County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Owen County. With a 2020 population of 1,754, it is the 173rd largest city in Kentucky and the 11652nd largest city in the United States. Owenton is currently growing at a rate of 2.10% annually and its population has increased by 4.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,682 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Owenton has a population density of 923 people per square mile.
The average household income in Owenton is $43,390 with a poverty rate of 22.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $576 per month, and the median house value is $87,800. The median age in Owenton is 44.4 years, 43.1 years for males, and 49.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Owentonwas:
97.82% of Owenton residents speak only English, while 2.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Owenton is Black, with 34.15% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Owenton is Hispanic, with 19.44% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.84%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Owenton
99.65% of Owenton residents were born in the United States, with 83.13% having been born in Kentucky. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.