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Time Zone: Owen County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Owenton is the Seat for Owen County.

Owen County was founded in 1819. Owen was created by taking area from Franklin, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Owen had a population of 11,380 people. This is an increase of 7.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,547 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Owen represented 0.26% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 97th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201010,841+2.79%-4.74% since 2009
200811,390+7.99%+0.34% since 2007
200010,547The Last Census

More information can be found on the Owen County Census Page for Owen County.


Below are some of the communities located in Owen County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Owen County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Owenton   1,4611,3875.34% increase  
Monterey   1741674.19% increase  
Gratz   94895.62% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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