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Overview

Introduction to Owensboro, Kentucky

Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess county, is 80 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky.

Owensboro History

Owensboro was first settled in the year 1797. It was initially known as "Yellowbanks" which referred to the color of the sand on the banks of River Ohio. The first general store of the area was opened in 1810 by David Morton and this led to a gradual growth in the population. The city was incorporated as Owensborough in 1817 by the Kentucky Legislature. It was later shortened to Owensboro. In terms of population, industrial growth, and culture it is the state’s third largest city.

Owensboro and nearby Attractions

  • Angel Mounds State Historic Site
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • Pigeon Roost State Historic Site
  • Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Things To Do In Owensboro

Visitors to the city can take a trip to Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, and Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Recreational facilities are also offered by the various local parks. Some of these include the Douglas Park, Seventh Street Park, Legion Park, and Chautauqua Park. Lewis Lane Church, Bellevue Church, Seven Hills Church are among the local churches.

Owensboro Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Owensboro - Daviess County Airport.

Owensboro Higher Education

Owensboro Community College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Brescia University are the local higher educational institutions.

Demographics

People

Total Population58,685
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+24,507
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,427
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,776
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,558

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,014
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$106,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
German13.2%
Irish10.9%
English8.7%
Scottish2.4%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
African1.2%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Polish0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Owensboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Daviess County
Standard Zip Codes42303, 42301
P.O. Box Zip Codes42302, 42304
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.75
Approximate Longitude-87.11

Owensboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOWENSBORO 3 W
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationBOONVILLE 1 S
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationHENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calhoun851$38,472
Hawesville974$47,772
Island404$45,000
Lewisport1,617$47,614
Livermore1,449$35,833
Whitesville456$43,472

Owensboro Public Libraries

Daviess County Public Library District
2020 FREDERICA STREET
Owensboro, Kentucky
(270) 684-0211

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Owensboro Hospitals

River Valley Behavioral Health
(Non-profit)
1000 Industrial Drive
(270) 689-6800
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
811 E Parrish Ave
(270) 688-2000

Owensboro Public Schools

Apollo High School
2280 Tamarack Road
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7100
High
Total Enrollment 1369
Audubon Elementary School
300 Worthington Road
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7150
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Beacon Central Alternative High School
3361 Buckland Square
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7200
High
Total Enrollment 119
Cravens Elementary School
2741 Cravens Avenue
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1010
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
F T Burns Elementary School
4514 Goetz Drive
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7170
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
F T Burns Middle School
4610 Goetz Drive
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7400
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Foust Elementary School
601 Foust Ave
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1060
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Hager Preschool
1701 West 7th Street
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1125
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Kentucky Tech - Owensboro Campus
1501 Frederica Street
ZIP: 42301
(270) 687-7255
Owensboro High School
1800 Frederica St
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1110
High
Total Enrollment 1152
Owensboro Middle School North
1300 Booth Ave
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1130
Middle
Total Enrollment 696
Owensboro Middle School South
2631 S Griffith Ave
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1128
Middle
Total Enrollment 695
Owensboro Technical College
1501 Frederica Street
ZIP: 42301
(270) 687-7255
Sorgho Elementary School
5390 Ky Hwy 56
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7470
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Sutton Elementary School
2060 Lewis Ln
ZIP: 42301
(270) 686-1140
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Tamarack Elementary School
1733 Tamarack Road
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Valley Elementary School
1000 Industrial Drive
ZIP: 42301
(270) 689-6773
Primary
Total Enrollment 31
Valley High School
1000 Industrial Dr.
ZIP: 42301
(270) 689-6773
High
Total Enrollment 16
West Louisville Elementary School
8400 Hwy 56
ZIP: 42301
(270) 852-7650
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
College View Middle School
5061 New Hartford Road
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 776
Country Heights Elementary School
4961 Kentucky 54
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Daviess County High School
4255 New Hartford Road
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7300
High
Total Enrollment 1658
Daviess County Middle School
1415 E. Fourth Street
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7600
Middle
Total Enrollment 850
Deer Park Elementary School
4959 New Hartford Road
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7270
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
East View Elementary School
6104 Ky Hwy 405
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Estes Elementary School
1675 Leitchfield Rd
ZIP: 42303
(270) 686-1030
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Gateway Academy
2401 Mcconnell Ave
ZIP: 42303
(270) 686-1120
High
Total Enrollment 73
Highland Elementary School
2909 Kentucky 54
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7370
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Kentucky Tech - Daviess County Campus
1901 Southeastern Pkwy
ZIP: 42303
(270) 687-7260
Meadow Lands Elementary School
3500 Hayden Road
ZIP: 42303
(270) 852-7450
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Newton Parrish Elementary School
510 Byers Ave
ZIP: 42303
(270) 686-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Owensboro Treatment Center
3001 Leitchfield Rd
ZIP: 42303
(270) 687-7311
High
Total Enrollment 44

Owensboro Private Schools

Owensboro Catholic Elementary K-3
4017 Frederica St
ZIP: 42301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 414
Owensboro Catholic High School
1524 W Parrish Ave
ZIP: 42301
Secondary
Total Enrollment 456
Owensboro Catholic Middle School
2540 Christie Pl
ZIP: 42301
Secondary
Total Enrollment 203
Majesty Academy
2600 New Hartford Rd
ZIP: 42303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Maximilian Montessori Academy
1401b Spring Bank Dr Ste 4
ZIP: 42303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Owensboro Catholic Elementary School 4-6 Campus
525 E 23rd St
ZIP: 42303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 275
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