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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Owensboro is a town in Kentucky with a population of 58,791. Owensboro is in Daviess County. Living in Owensboro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Owensboro and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Owensboro are above average.
About Owensboro...
Population
58,791

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$691
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Owensboro Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    98.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    759
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,258.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    402.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Owensboro

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,146
National
$55,322
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Owensboro is ranked in the top 10 place for the next generation to live, it is safe, job heavy, and family friendly. Smothers Park was ranked in the top 10 of parks around the world. It provides many activities like the BBQ Festival and OMG! Con. Owensboro provides public and private education, making the perfect small town feeling in a big town atmosphere.
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Owensboro is a cute little town that is safe and very religious. If you're a young family with small children, or retiring and want a quiet place to settle down , than you'd be happy here. As a young 30s, it is extremely boring. We appreciate the safety for our children, and the good school systems, but as they get closer to high school and college, we will be moving somewhere that has much more opportunity and growth and excitement in the city and community. Here, it is all about who you know.
Owensboro, Kentucky is a semi-rural town located right next to the Ohio River that separates it from Evansville, Indiana. As a college student at local Kentucky Wesleyan College, I have gotten to explore a good portion of this friendly little town. Here is what I have found.

To be completely honest, the nightlife here is pretty much non-existent. The only things that seem to be open past 10pm are the Walmart and Kroger. The only people that are out and about past 10 are probably either a couple college kids and the occasional youth bikers.

As far as diversity, it is predominately white and black. Only recently have I seen a much more Eastern Asian demographic slowly matriculating, both into the college and community.

Overall the town is not bad, but is not one that I personally want to stay in post graduation.