Owensboro (Kentucky)

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Coordinates 37°45′28″N 87°7′6″W
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Daviess
Settled (as Yellow Banks) 1797
Established (as Owensborough) 1817
Incorporated 1850
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP codes 42301-42304
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-58620
GNIS feature ID 0500082
Website www.owensboro.org
Government (Mayor) Tom Watson
Government (Mayor Pro Tem) Larry Maglinger
Government (City Manager) Nate Pagan
Government (City) 22.10 sq mi (57.24 km2)
Government (Land) 20.65 sq mi (53.49 km2)
Government (Water) 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2) 6.47%
Area (City) 22.10 sq mi (57.24 km2)
Area (Land) 20.65 sq mi (53.49 km2)
Area (Water) 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2) 6.47%
Population (2020) (City) 60,183
Population (2020) (Density) 2,914.15/sq mi (1,125.16/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 116,506

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Owensboro is a home rule-classcity in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. It is the fourth-largest city in the state by population. Owensboro is located on U.S. Route 60 and Interstate 165 about 107 miles (172 km) southwest of Louisville, and is the principal city of the Owensboro metropolitan area. The 2010 census had its population at 57,265. The metropolitan population was estimated at 116,506. The metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the state as of 2018, and the seventh largest population center in the state when including micropolitan areas. Evidence of Native American settlement in the area dates back 12,000 years. Following a series of failed uprisings with British support, however, the last Shawnee were forced to vacate the area before the end of the 18th century.