Owensboro metropolitan area

The Owensboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in Kentucky, anchored by the city of Owensboro. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 109,875. In the 2010 Census the population was 114,752. Owensboro is part of the Illinois–Indiana–Kentucky tri-state area and sometimes, albeit seldomly, referred to as Kentuckiana.

Owensboro Metro, Tri-State Area
Owensboro, KY (- IN)
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Map of Owensboro Metro, Tri-State Area
CountryUnited States
Largest cityOwensboro
Other cities - Hawesville
 - Lewisport
 - Livermore
 - Calhoun
 - Sacramento
 - Island
 - Whitesville
 • Total931 sq mi (2,410 km2)
Highest elevation
580 ft (175 m)
Lowest elevation
355 ft (109 m)
 • Total114,752 (2,010)



Incorporated placesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Note: census-designated places are unincorporated.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 109,875 people, 43,232 households, and 30,142 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 94.46% White, 3.72% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,467, and the median income for a family was $41,240. Males had a median income of $33,012 versus $21,659 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,136.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 37°45′N 87°05′W / 37.750°N 87.083°W / 37.750; -87.083