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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 4,424,376 people in Kentucky as per 2018 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Louisville2150,710
2Lexington1040,760
3Bowling Green725,279
4Owensboro45,792
5Florence34,941
6Elizabethtown37,258
7Richmond316,761
8Newport2201
9Ashland22,621
10Hazard23,377
11Wilmore23,590
12Versailles10
13Bellevue16
14South Williamson121
15London136
16Whitesburg141
17Glasgow152
18Erlanger161
19Nicholasville170
20Jackson183

Largest Kentucky Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Alexandria9,022
Arlington372
Barbourmeade1,374
Barbourville3,125
Bardwell790
Barlow677
Beaver Dam3,540
Beechwood Village1,439
Bellefonte769
Bellevue5,838
Benton4,464
Berea14,927
Berry258
Blaine30
Blandville48
Booneville148
Bowling Green64,302
Bremen199
Brodhead1,541
Bromley909

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,424,376
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+1,909,202
Age of the Population38.6

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$34,200
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,724
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,117

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,003
% Above Poverty Level81.7%
% Below Poverty Level18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$713
Median House Value$130,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
Irish11.9%
English9.8%
Italian2%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Dutch1%
Polish0.9%
African0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Russian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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