Owensboro, Kentucky

Population 57,763

Owensboro is located in Daviess County, KY. The population is 57,763, making Owensboro the largest city in Daviess County and the 4th largest city in the state of Kentucky.

There are 33 public schools in Owensboro with an average Homefacts rating of B+. The total crime rate for Owensboro is moderate , and there are 343 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Owensboro is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Owensboro property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Owensboro include Masonville, Ohio Township and Maceo.

Owensboro Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 14.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 64.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.9%

Crime Rate

40.75% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 408
  • Violent Crimes: 299
  • Robbery: 87
  • Burglary: 655
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

64.78% Higher than national avg.
  • 343 offenders in Owensboro
  • 59.38 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

404 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 21
  • Registered Polluters: 22
  • Superfunds: 13
  • Tanks & Spills: 348


Moderate 3.6%
  • Kentucky unemployment average: 3.9%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

33 Public Schools view public schools

There are 33 K-12 public schools in Owensboro, KY and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Owensboro's schools as Very good, with an overall B+ rating.

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Crime view details

343 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$169,900 compared to April 2018
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

320 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Owensboro, KY issued 320 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 320 permits, 254 were issued for single family homes and 66 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Owensboro, KY issued 514 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 514 permits, 236 were issued for single family homes and 278 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Owensboro, KY
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $545
  • 1 Bedroom: $555
  • 2 Bedrooms: $730
  • 3 Bedrooms: $928
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,140

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Environmental Hazards

404 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (268/309)
    Owensboro, KY has 86.73% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Owensboro, KY is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.75 Average
    Owensboro, KY is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 31.73°
  • February 36.47°
  • March 48.03°
  • April 58.02°
  • May 67.31°
  • June 76.31°
  • July 79.15°
  • August 77.06°
  • September 70.62°
  • October 58°
  • November 46.62°
  • December 38.7°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Owensboro, KY

Owensboro, KY has a low risk of earthquakes.
Owensboro, KY has no risk of hurricanes.
Owensboro, KY has a high risk of hail storms.
Owensboro, KY has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Owensboro, KY: $37,719


Unemployment in Owensboro is 3.6%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.9% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 46.95%
White Collar - 53.05%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Steven L. Beshear
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • Sen. Rand Paul

City Representatives

  • S. Brett Guthrie

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

36 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

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