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 4,440,204 people in Kentucky as per 2019 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 (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Louisville2149,412
2Lexington940,568
3Bowling Green724,498
4Florence44,879
5Owensboro45,841
6Elizabethtown36,520
7Richmond315,910
8Newport2190
9Ashland22,561
10Hazard23,431
11Wilmore23,630
12Versailles10
13London10
14Belfry122
15Glasgow132
16Whitesburg140
17Nicholasville151
18Jackson171
19Erlanger174
20Pineville1131

Largest Kentucky Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Mortons Gap1,241
Mount Olivet499
Newport15,152
Nicholasville29,977
Olive Hill1,715
Owenton1,616
Owingsville2,052
Pembroke852
Perryville1,009
Prestonville99
Ravenna673
Robards514
Rochester287
Russell Springs2,550
Ryland Heights1,106
Sadieville357
St. Matthews18,147
St. Regis Park1,336
Salt Lick411
Salyersville1,772

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,440,204
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+1,929,677
Age of the Population38.7

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,384
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,088
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,209

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,059
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$741
Median House Value$135,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
Irish11.7%
English9.8%
Italian2%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Dutch1%
Polish0.9%
African0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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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