These Are The 10 Best Places In Kentucky To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Kentucky where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Kentucky who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Kentucky, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Bluegrass State:

  1. Dayton (Photos)
  2. Fort Wright (Photos)
  3. Bellevue (Photos)
  4. Cold Spring
  5. Taylor Mill
  6. Highland Heights (Photos)
  7. Villa Hills
  8. Douglass Hills
  9. Vine Grove
  10. Union (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Kentucky. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Kentucky in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Kentucky in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Kentucky have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Kentucky.

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1. Dayton

Dayton, Kentucky

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,382
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.15
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.65
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.15
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.2

2. Fort Wright

Fort Wright, Kentucky

Population: 5,726
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.48
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.48
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.59

3. Bellevue

Bellevue, Kentucky

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,933
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.11
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.54
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.11
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.38

4. Cold Spring


Population: 6,093
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.85
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.1
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.85
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.27

5. Taylor Mill


Population: 6,682
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.98
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.89
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.98
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.59

6. Highland Heights

Highland Heights, Kentucky

Population: 7,152
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.39
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.5
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.39
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.47

7. Villa Hills


Population: 7,359
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.15
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.15
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.48

8. Douglass Hills


Population: 5,566
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.7
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.08
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.24
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.52

9. Vine Grove


Population: 5,296
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.91
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.32
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.33
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.64

10. Union

Union, Kentucky

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Population: 5,569
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.36
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.77
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.44

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Kentucky where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Kentucky with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Covington (Photos)
  2. Florence
  3. Georgetown (Photos)
  4. Bowling Green (Photos)
  5. Hopkinsville (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Kentucky To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Dayton 5,382
2 Fort Wright 5,726
3 Bellevue 5,933
4 Cold Spring 6,093
5 Taylor Mill 6,682
6 Highland Heights 7,152
7 Villa Hills 7,359
8 Douglass Hills 5,566
9 Vine Grove 5,296
10 Union 5,569
11 Fort Mitchell 8,209
12 Middletown 7,333
13 Edgewood 8,665
14 Elsmere 8,451
15 Wilmore 5,995
16 Alexandria 8,654
17 Lyndon 11,167
18 Middletown 7,333
19 Newport 15,467
20 Shively 15,450
21 Flatwoods 7,483
22 Fort Thomas 16,250
23 Union 5,569
24 St. Matthews 17,686
25 Hazard 5,453
26 Erlanger 18,370
27 Oak Grove 7,522
28 Franklin 8,563
29 Hillview 7,785
30 Corbin 7,051
31 Maysville 8,951
32 Harrodsburg 8,359
33 Pikeville 7,313
34 Lebanon 5,594
35 Versailles 8,908
36 Jeffersontown 26,862
37 Middlesborough 10,035
38 Mount Sterling 7,030
39 Russellville 6,998
40 Lawrenceburg 11,014
41 Florence 31,038
42 Monticello 6,163
43 Paducah 25,046
44 Covington 40,712
45 Shepherdsville 11,573
46 London 8,062
47 Independence 25,638
48 Somerset 11,311
49 Glasgow 14,152
50 Radcliff 22,939
51 Danville 16,471
52 La Grange 8,283
53 Mount Washington 11,956
54 Cynthiana 6,388
55 Campbellsville 11,126
56 Morehead 6,896
57 Berea 14,209
58 Ashland 21,551
59 Leitchfield 6,781
60 Williamsburg 5,260
61 Elizabethtown 29,464
62 Henderson 28,840
63 Bardstown 12,833
64 Paris 9,746
65 Princeton 6,274
66 Mayfield 10,091
67 Murray 18,375
68 Frankfort 27,389
69 Madisonville 19,807
70 Nicholasville 28,483
71 Georgetown 30,349
72 Winchester 18,363
73 Shelbyville 14,558
74 Bowling Green 60,660
75 Elizabethtown 29,464
76 Hopkinsville 32,507
77 Georgetown 30,349
78 Owensboro 58,000
79 Richmond 32,706
80 Middletown 7,333
81 Elizabethtown 29,464

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