Utica is a small rural unincorporated community and census-designated place in Daviess County, Kentucky, in the United States. U.S. Route 431 passes through the community, leading 12 miles (19 km) north to Owensboro and 24 miles (39 km) south to Central City. Utica has a post office, a fire station, a cemetery, several churches, a gas station, a store called JR's Market, and even a Dollar General store. Utica was probably founded in the early 1800s and named after the City of Utica, New York. The current mayor is Jake Sparks.