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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 4,411,989 people in Kentucky as per 2017 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
1Louisville2851,254
2Lexington1242,114
3Bowling Green725,227
4Owensboro55,924
5Henderson31,330
6Florence35,121
7Elizabethtown37,008
8Richmond317,007
9Newport2222
10Ashland22,796
11Hopkinsville22,974
12Madisonville23,360
13Wilmore23,428
14Versailles10
15Saint Catharine10
16Mount Sterling10
17Middlesboro10
18Russell10
19Fort Mitchell10
20Shepherdsville10

Largest Kentucky Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Adairville975
Albany1,952
Alexandria8,878
Allen218
Allensville115
Anchorage2,091
Annville881
Arlington379
Ashland21,294
Auburn1,513
Audubon Park1,449
Augusta1,114
Barbourmeade1,391
Barbourville3,172
Bardstown13,026
Bardwell803
Barlow675
Beattyville1,414
Beaver Dam3,586
Bedford806

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

Demographics

People

Total Population4,411,989
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+1,886,629
Age of the Population38.6

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,057
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,989

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,522
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$690
Median House Value$126,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.1%
German14.4%
Irish12.2%
English9.9%
Italian2%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Dutch1.1%
Polish0.9%
African0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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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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