Owensboro Kentucky

About Owensboro

Owensboro is the fourth largest city by population in Kentucky. It is the county seat of Daviess County. The city was incorporated in 1817.

According to the 2009 United States Census, there were 55,745 people, 22,659 households, and 14,093 families living in the city. The population density was 3,102.9 people per square mile.

The median household income for the city was $31,867. The median income for a family in the city was $41,333. The per capita income for the city was $17,968.

The Owensboro Public Schools, Daviess County Public Schools, and the Diocese of Owensboro’s Catholic School System oversee K-12 education in and around the Owensboro area. Owensboro is also home to two private, four-year colleges.

Owensboro considers itself the “BBQ Capital of the world”. The city also holds the Annual Owensboro Pumpkin Fest each September.

Points of interest in the area include the Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park, International Bluegrass Music Museum, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Glover Cary Bridge, William H. Natcher Bridge, Temple Adath Israel, and the largest Sassafras tree.

The area is also run by many retail stores. The culture in the city consists of museums and shopping centers. The area is/was home to many notable famous residents as well. The area is home to many media outlets, notable famous residents, and monuments. For more information about restaurants, shopping centers, local retail stores, check your local directory.


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