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Hawesville is a city in Hancock County, in the Owensboro metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Richard Hawes, landholder.

The latitude of Hawesville is 37.9N. The longitude is -86.755W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 518 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 961.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,929
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hawesville demographic reports
Hawesville is on the Ohio River.
The local coal industry was inhibited during the Civil War by Confederates who wanted to stop the supply to Union gunboats.
Local festivals include:
  • Hancock County Fair - Aug. 8-11, 2007
  • Hancock County Sorghum Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hawesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Hancock County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hawesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42348 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Hawesville residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hawesville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hawesville was $18,985, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Hawesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hawesville festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hawesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $640.


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Libraries in Hawesville include Hancock County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hawesville include Hancock Clarion

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Hancock County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hawesville political report.

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The average commute time for Hawesville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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