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Owensboro is a city in Daviess County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Col. Abraham Owen, killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe.
The latitude of Owensboro is 37.774N. The longitude is -87.113W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 394 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,312.
The last legal public hanging in the U.S. took place here in 1936. Rainey Bethea, a 23-year-old black man, was executed for the rape and murder of an elderly white woman.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Owensboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Daviess County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Owensboro area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42303 ZIP code.
17% of Owensboro residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Owensboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Owensboro was $17,968, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Owensboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Owensboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $695.
Libraries in Owensboro include Owensboro-Daviess County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Owensboro include Messenger-Inquirer
TV stations in Owensboro include WKOH.
Daviess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Owensboro political report.
The average commute time for Owensboro workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Owensboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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