Daviess County is located in northwest Kentucky. The County Seat is Owensboro and the largest city is Owensboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.daviessky.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 98,275 and the 2010 census population was 96,659. The land area is 458.35 square miles and there are 210.9 persons per square mile.
92.1% of the population is White, 4.9% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 88% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $110,500, there are 37,677 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,963, the median household income is $46,555, and 15.2% of the persons in Daviess County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,007. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,282,912, and sales per capita were $13,652. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23%.
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