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Island is a city in McLean County, in the Owensboro metro area.
So named because it was surrounded by backwater from the Green River at high tide
The latitude of Island is 37.445N. The longitude is -87.143W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 449 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 431.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McLean 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 42350 ZIP code.
8% of Island residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Island was $15,284, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $206. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $517.
McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Island political report.
The average commute time for Island workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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