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Pros

-Small town feel
-Low crime rate
-Cost of living

Cons

-Isolation
-Arts and culture
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Owensboro Metro Area


An industrial and agricultural center on the Ohio River, Owensboro is the third-largest city in Kentucky. It serves the retail and service needs for a large part of western Kentucky. It is known for a favorable small-business and manufacturing climate.

The city has a diverse industrial base, strong employment, and reasonably high income relative to the low cost of living, giving moderately high buying power. The downtown area has a nicely refreshed historic feel, and there is a new riverfront redevelopment in progress. But despite some locally flavored amenities—a bluegrass music museum and an annual barbecue festival—there isn’t much to do.

Owensboro is located on a river plain of the Ohio River, with mostly level terrain of mixed agriculture and wooded areas. The climate is continental with effects from local storm tracks. Summers are hot and humid. Both summer and winter are highly variable, alternating between cold northwesterly winds and warm southerly ones. Storms and weather transitions bring high winds in all seasons and strong thunderstorms in summer. Snow does occur, but large and lengthy accumulations are uncommon. First freeze is late October, last is early April.


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Quick Facts About Owensboro


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Owensboro is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Owensboro jobs have Increased by 0.15 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Owensboro's cost of living is 16.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Owensboro's population is 57,361 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.45 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Owensboro is $102,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Owensboro public schools spend $11,099 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Owensboro.

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Comments


re: LifeLong Resident - 11/22/2010
Funny how Bowling Green, KY is only 60 miles to the South, yet it is easy to make friends, has a booming economy, and has good employment. I didn't think a difference... (read more)
LifeLong Resident
I believe that everyone here having trouble making friends is trying to make friends in the wrong crowd. Owensboro is ran by Old Money. If you are trying to break into... (read more)
re: An "outsiders" perspective - 8/1/2008
I feel your pain. Moved here last summer. Husband is originally from here. We moved here because we were hit so hard with fall of economy-husband and I both artists... (read more)
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