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Owensboro Travel Guide, Kentucky

The city of Owensboro is the county seat for County of Daviess and is situated in the state of Kentucky, the United States of America. Owensboro is located on the famous highway U.S. Route 60 and is around 30 miles away from Evansville, which is part of Indiana. It is also the major city for the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Kentucky. It was named after Abraham Owen who had fought many wars for the United States of America.

As per 2000 census the population for the city of Owensboro was around 54,000 inhabitants that were living in around 23,000 houses. This huge population made Owensboro the third most populated city of Kentucky. It is also the second most populated city in the Tri – State which contains Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. The total area is around 48 square kilometers of which around 45 square kilometers is land and rest is water.

Around 90 percent of the total population for this city is White, around 7 percent is African American, around 0.5 percent is Asian, around 0.12 percent is Native American, and the rest are from other different races. The per capita income for the locals of Owensboro is around $18000 which is above average when compared to many other cities.

The city of Owensboro has some national level educational institutions. The city has two private colleges that offer higher study programs. These colleges are Kentucky Wesleyan College and Brescia University. This city also has a public institution namely Owensboro Community & Technical College. The K – 12 education system is also well maintained by this city with the presence of three public schools. It was the year 2006 when a cancer research center was also founded in Owensboro.

US 431 and US 60 are two major highways that will take you downtown. Other major highways in the city proximity are KY 144, KY 54, KY 298, KY 331, KY 56, KY 81, US 60 Bypass, and US 231. Owensboro locals use the nearby Owensboro – Daviess County Airport for flying purposes. The airport is situated around 5 kilometers from the city of Owensboro.

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