Owensboro, KY
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Owensboro is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 59,404 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Owensboro is the fourth largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Owensboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Owensboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Owensboro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Owensboro who work in office and administrative support (13.77%), sales jobs (11.53%), and food service (7.37%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.82 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Owensboro overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Owensboro, 21.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Owensboro in 2010 was $23,786, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,144 for a family of four. However, Owensboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Owensboro is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Owensboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owensboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Owensboro include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Owensboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.