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Cities and Towns

State of Kentucky

Kentucky, abbreviated "KY", is in the East South Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Frankfort. There were 4,397,353 people in Kentucky as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on June 1, 1792.

Please explore the cities and towns of Kentucky, below.

Top Kentucky College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Louisville 28 52,036
2 Lexington 12 43,517
3 Bowling Green 6 24,710
4 Owensboro 5 5,940
5 Madisonville 3 4,378
6 Florence 3 5,360
7 Elizabethtown 3 6,512
8 Newport 2 150
9 Henderson 2 1,641
10 Hopkinsville 2 3,234
11 Wilmore 2 3,455
12 Paducah 2 5,980
13 Harlan 1 0
14 Bellevue 1 0
15 Manchester 1 0
16 Versailles 1 0
17 Mount Sterling 1 15
18 Whitesburg 1 17
19 Middlesboro 1 20
20 South Williamson 1 22

Largest Kentucky Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Adairville 1,048
Albany 1,874
Alexandria 8,735
Allen 211
Allensville 137
Anchorage 2,172
Annville 694
Arlington 380
Ashland 21,391
Auburn 1,491
Audubon Park 1,445
Augusta 1,102
Barbourmeade 1,372
Barbourville 3,172
Bardstown 12,930
Bardwell 760
Barlow 675
Beattyville 1,501
Beaver Dam 3,557
Bedford 747

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 4,397,353
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,864,524
Age of the Population 38.5

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,565
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,518

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,367
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $123,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (Historic Site)
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748
270-358-3137

Cumberland Gap (Historic Site)
US 25E South
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965-1848
606-248-2817

Mammoth Cave (Park)
P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 42259
270-758-2180

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Louisville
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Louisville
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Louisville
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  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
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Washington
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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
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Chillicothe
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  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
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Cookeville
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