Owensboro, Kentucky

Owensboro: The most populous city in Daviess County, Kentucky. It is located on the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Owensboro is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.


Owensboro is a city located in the county of Daviess in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 57,265 and a population density of 1,021 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 60,344 inhabitants.

The city was created 226 years ago in 1796.

Owensboro locator map
Location of Owensboro on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Owensboro

Population : 60,344 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Daviess County
Postal code : 42301–42304
Phone Area Codes : 270
Area : 56.11 km2
Altitude : 394 feet / 120 meters
Capital city : Owensboro is capital of Daviess County
Establishment : January 01, 1797 (226 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 05:17:51 (5th December 2023)
Density : 1,075 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.1% (2010-2020)
Weather : 36℉ Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather
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Owensboro is located at 37°46'27"N 87°6'48"W (37.7742200, -87.1133300).

Owensboro map


Owensboro forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind around 6 mph. more

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The population of Owensboro increased by 5.1% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 57,265 - census
2011 57,755 0.85% estimation process
2012 58,139 0.66% estimation process
2013 58,357 0.37% estimation process
2014 58,415 0.1% estimation process
2015 59,031 1.04% estimation process
2016 59,305 0.46% estimation process
2017 59,523 0.37% estimation process
2018 59,745 0.37% estimation process
2019 60,131 0.64% estimation process
2020 60,344 0.35% estimation process

Owensboro zip code is 42301. County name: Daviess, County fips: 21059

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People born in Owensboro (84)

People born in Owensboro, including motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden, Recipient of the Purple Heart medal Dudley W. Morton, politician Wendell H. Ford, .


  • Roger Lee Hayden (American motorcycle racer) he was born in 30/05/1983
  • Tom Powers (American actor) he was born in 07/07/1890
  • Tom Ewell (American actor) he was born in 29/04/1909
  • Nick Varner (American pool player) he was born in 15/05/1948
  • Michael Waltrip (American racing driver, sports announcer, and businessman) he was born in 30/04/1963
  • Darrell Waltrip (American racing driver) he was born in 05/02/1947
  • David Green (American stock car racing driver) he was born in 28/01/1958
  • Cliff Hagan (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 09/12/1931
  • Eugene Oberst (American football player and coach, track and field athlete and coach, basketball coach, college athletics administrator (1901-1991)) he was born in 23/07/1901
  • Reggie Johnson (American musician) he was born in 13/12/1940
  • Terry Bisson (American science fiction and fantasy author) he was born in 12/02/1942
  • Thomas C. McCreery (American politician (1816-1890)) he was born in 12/12/1816
  • Jeff Green (American stock car racing driver) he was born in 06/09/1962
  • Stephen F. Cohen (American historian) he was born in 25/11/1938
  • Calvin Maglinger (American artist (1924-2010)) he was born in 05/12/1924
  • Brad Wilkerson (American baseball player, Olympic gold medalist) he was born in 01/06/1977
  • Jeremy Mayfield (American racing driver) he was born in 27/05/1969
  • Thomas Monarch (American racing driver) he was born in 29/05/1912

Schools in Owensboro

College & universities near Owensboro, KY

Code Name City ZIP
156356 Brescia University Owensboro (KY) 42301-3023
157076 Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro (KY) 42301
484330 Ross Medical Education Center-Owensboro Owensboro (KY) 42303-7757
247940 Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro (KY) 42303
484349 Ross Medical Education Center-Evansville Evansville (IN) 47715-2405

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Owensboro, KY

Code Name Address Type
EVN Evansville, IN 119 Northwest 6th Street BUS
MDV Madisonville, KY 4765 Hanson Road BUS

Post offices near Owensboro

Post Office Name City ZIP
Postal Stor Post Office Owensboro (KY) 42303
Owensbor Post Office Owensboro (KY) 42301
Phil Post Office Philpot (KY) 42366
Rockpor Post Office Rockport (IN) 47635
Ma Post Office Maceo (KY) 42355

Other cities in Daviess County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Daviess County , KY.

City Name Population Title
Knottsville 6,270 Township in Daviess County, Kentucky
Masonville 1,014 City in Delaware County, Iowa, United States of America
Whitesville 552 Human settlement in Daviess County, Kentucky, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Owensboro distances to largest Kentucky cities