These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Kentucky For 2018

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Kentucky. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 242 cities and places in Kentucky.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Bluegrass State has to offer. You know the places like Louisville and Lexington which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Kentucky that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Kentucky with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Kentucky, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Kentucky, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Kentucky

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Bluegrass State for over 3 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2012-2016 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Kentucky from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Louisville.

The smallest? Heritage Creek, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

1. Louisville

Louisville, KY
Source: Public domain

Population: 611,573
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
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2. Lexington

Lexington, KY
Source: Public domain

Population: 311,529
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
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3. Bowling Green

Bowling Green, KY

Population: 62,824
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
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4. Owensboro

Owensboro, KY
Source: Public domain

Population: 58,685
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
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5. Covington

Covington, KY

Population: 40,766
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
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6. Richmond

Richmond, KY

Population: 33,583
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
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7. Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville, KY
Source: Public domain

Population: 32,442
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
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8. Florence

Population: 31,735
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
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9. Georgetown

Georgetown, KY

Population: 31,708
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
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10. Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown, KY
Source: Public domain

Population: 29,835
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
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Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Kentucky

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Kentucky.

Have fun snacking around in the Bluegrass State!

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Kentucky

City Rank Pop. 2016 2010 Growth
Louisville 1 611,573 586,994 4.2%
Lexington 2 311,529 288,045 8.2%
Bowling Green 3 62,824 56,407 11.4%
Owensboro 4 58,685 56,541 3.8%
Covington 5 40,766 41,055 -0.7%
Richmond 6 33,583 30,983 8.4%
Hopkinsville 7 32,442 30,862 5.1%
Florence 8 31,735 29,242 8.5%
Georgetown 9 31,708 27,268 16.3%
Elizabethtown 10 29,835 26,822 11.2%
Nicholasville 11 29,249 26,861 8.9%
Henderson 12 28,870 28,464 1.4%
Frankfort 13 27,598 25,682 7.5%
Jeffersontown 14 27,395 26,460 3.5%
Independence 15 26,317 22,975 14.5%
Paducah 16 25,010 25,114 -0.4%
Radcliff 17 22,806 21,039 8.4%
Ashland 18 21,294 21,613 -1.5%
Madisonville 19 19,615 19,558 0.3%
Murray 20 18,726 17,366 7.8%
Erlanger 21 18,565 17,797 4.3%
Winchester 22 18,395 18,132 1.5%
St. Matthews 23 17,930 17,365 3.3%
Danville 24 16,645 16,054 3.7%
Burlington 25 16,347 15,702 4.1%
Fort Thomas 26 16,317 16,182 0.8%
Shively 27 15,625 15,142 3.2%
Newport 28 15,321 15,404 -0.5%
Shelbyville 29 15,039 13,403 12.2%
Berea 30 14,667 13,255 10.7%
Glasgow 31 14,338 13,924 3.0%
Mount Washington 32 14,088 9,049 55.7%
Fort Campbell North 33 14,054 13,170 6.7%
Bardstown 34 13,026 11,552 12.8%
Shepherdsville 35 11,869 10,813 9.8%
Somerset 36 11,415 11,172 2.2%
Campbellsville 37 11,329 9,376 20.8%
Lyndon 38 11,310 10,786 4.9%
Lawrenceburg 39 11,081 10,207 8.6%
Mayfield 40 10,078 10,033 0.4%
Middlesborough 41 9,842 10,405 -5.4%
Paris 42 9,836 8,611 14.2%
Francisville 43 9,452 7,737 22.2%
Fort Knox 44 9,226 11,933 -22.7%
Versailles 45 9,091 8,438 7.7%
Maysville 46 8,883 9,004 -1.3%
Alexandria 47 8,878 8,376 6.0%
Franklin 48 8,706 8,368 4.0%
Edgewood 49 8,703 8,698 0.1%
Hillview 50 8,688 8,062 7.8%
Oakbrook 51 8,640 8,838 -2.2%
Elsmere 52 8,488 8,412 0.9%
La Grange 53 8,481 7,761 9.3%
Harrodsburg 54 8,409 8,320 1.1%
Fort Mitchell 55 8,245 8,177 0.8%
London 56 8,111 7,929 2.3%
Middletown 57 7,773 6,953 11.8%
Morehead 58 7,615 6,981 9.1%
Oak Grove 59 7,487 7,283 2.8%
Villa Hills 60 7,404 7,565 -2.1%
Flatwoods 61 7,358 7,420 -0.8%
Corbin 62 7,306 7,342 -0.5%
Pikeville 63 7,266 6,824 6.5%
Highland Heights 64 7,136 6,809 4.8%
Mount Sterling 65 7,136 6,759 5.6%
Russellville 66 6,998 7,015 -0.2%
Leitchfield 67 6,850 6,640 3.2%
Taylor Mill 68 6,719 6,662 0.9%
Cynthiana 69 6,376 6,457 -1.3%
Princeton 70 6,215 6,331 -1.8%
Wilmore 71 6,181 3,740 65.3%
Cold Spring 72 6,168 5,495 12.2%
Monticello 73 6,116 6,176 -1.0%
Hebron 74 6,095 5,812 4.9%
Central City 75 5,895 5,984 -1.5%
Bellevue 76 5,879 6,006 -2.1%
Fort Wright 77 5,732 5,704 0.5%
Vine Grove 78 5,680 4,310 31.8%
Union 79 5,677 5,018 13.1%
Douglass Hills 80 5,645 5,463 3.3%
Lebanon 81 5,604 5,546 1.0%
Buckner 82 5,480 5,119 7.1%
Dayton 83 5,385 5,390 -0.1%
Hazard 84 5,383 4,534 18.7%
Williamsburg 85 5,263 5,268 -0.1%
Westwood 86 5,215 4,596 13.5%
Hendron 87 5,155 4,315 19.5%
Columbia 88 4,847 4,466 8.5%
Prospect 89 4,789 4,667 2.6%
Crestwood 90 4,768 4,248 12.2%
Farley 91 4,617 4,535 1.8%
Ludlow 92 4,528 4,400 2.9%
Benton 93 4,483 4,365 2.7%
Greenville 94 4,401 4,314 2.0%
Reidland 95 4,388 4,379 0.2%
Scottsville 96 4,353 4,251 2.4%
Hurstbourne 97 4,343 4,130 5.2%
Massac 98 4,299 4,407 -2.5%
Paintsville 99 4,246 3,474 22.2%
Grayson 100 4,093 4,216 -2.9%
Walton 101 4,081 3,467 17.7%
Crescent Springs 102 3,986 3,807 4.7%
Williamstown 103 3,935 3,898 0.9%
Carrollton 104 3,914 3,918 -0.1%
Crittenden 105 3,843 3,646 5.4%
Lancaster 106 3,831 3,521 8.8%
Southgate 107 3,814 3,704 3.0%
Stanford 108 3,677 3,555 3.4%
Prestonsburg 109 3,603 3,443 4.6%
Beaver Dam 110 3,586 3,376 6.2%
Morganfield 111 3,571 3,313 7.8%
Crestview Hills 112 3,327 3,113 6.9%
West Liberty 113 3,318 3,447 -3.7%
Russell 114 3,281 3,414 -3.9%
Hodgenville 115 3,236 3,145 2.9%
Barbourville 116 3,172 3,343 -5.1%
Providence 117 3,107 3,281 -5.3%
Wilder 118 3,066 2,925 4.8%
Springfield 119 3,016 2,538 18.8%
Marion 120 2,997 3,056 -1.9%
Park Hills 121 2,987 2,963 0.8%
Indian Hills 122 2,953 2,871 2.9%
Graymoor-Devondale 123 2,942 2,879 2.2%
Flemingsburg 124 2,880 2,714 6.1%
Brandenburg 125 2,870 2,572 11.6%
Pioneer Village 126 2,844 1,926 47.7%
Raceland 127 2,799 2,563 9.2%
Mount Vernon 128 2,783 3,322 -16.2%
Lakeside Park 129 2,762 2,691 2.6%
Dawson Springs 130 2,741 2,810 -2.5%
Hartford 131 2,732 2,671 2.3%
Louisa 132 2,708 2,907 -6.8%
Stanton 133 2,685 2,800 -4.1%
Simpsonville 134 2,657 2,466 7.7%
Claryville 135 2,637 2,437 8.2%
Cadiz 136 2,630 2,542 3.5%
Morgantown 137 2,628 2,438 7.8%
Falmouth 138 2,608 2,441 6.8%
Eddyville 139 2,591 2,540 2.0%
Fulton 140 2,554 3,134 -18.5%
Calvert City 141 2,544 2,604 -2.3%
Eminence 142 2,515 2,202 14.2%
Dry Ridge 143 2,515 2,177 15.5%
Russell Springs 144 2,506 1,864 34.4%
Brooks 145 2,491 3,018 -17.5%
Breckinridge Center 146 2,378 1,533 55.1%
Junction City 147 2,349 2,908 -19.2%
Hickman 148 2,321 2,062 12.6%
Jackson 149 2,321 2,148 8.1%
Irvine 150 2,257 2,730 -17.3%
Jenkins 151 2,250 2,459 -8.5%
Greensburg 152 2,243 2,388 -6.1%
Horse Cave 153 2,235 2,565 -12.9%
Hardinsburg 154 2,212 2,763 -19.9%
Windy Hills 155 2,203 2,235 -1.4%
Whitesburg 156 2,196 1,789 22.8%
Elkton 157 2,166 2,430 -10.9%
Carlisle 158 2,138 2,039 4.9%
Cave City 159 2,135 2,131 0.2%
Anchorage 160 2,091 2,534 -17.5%
Tompkinsville 161 2,088 2,554 -18.2%
Cumberland 162 2,065 1,896 8.9%
Jamestown 163 1,989 1,485 33.9%
Albany 164 1,952 2,156 -9.5%
Salyersville 165 1,921 1,793 7.1%
Sturgis 166 1,904 2,169 -12.2%
Ledbetter 167 1,904 1,522 25.1%
Owingsville 168 1,896 1,941 -2.3%
Warsaw 169 1,890 1,891 -0.1%
Catlettsburg 170 1,866 2,011 -7.2%
Liberty 171 1,861 1,618 15.0%
Lebanon Junction 172 1,851 1,641 12.8%
Hurstbourne Acres 173 1,827 1,683 8.6%
North Corbin 174 1,803 1,709 5.5%
Orchard Grass Hills 175 1,787 1,633 9.4%
Olive Hill 176 1,771 1,859 -4.7%
Munfordville 177 1,763 1,417 24.4%
Pineville 178 1,744 2,560 -31.9%
Jeffersonville 179 1,709 1,832 -6.7%
Owenton 180 1,696 1,928 -12.0%
Guthrie 181 1,693 1,611 5.1%
Midway 182 1,681 1,802 -6.7%
Edmonton 183 1,653 1,571 5.2%
Pewee Valley 184 1,617 1,271 27.2%
Lewisport 185 1,617 1,820 -11.2%
Coal Run Village 186 1,609 1,417 13.5%
Burkesville 187 1,586 1,981 -19.9%
Harlan 188 1,554 2,049 -24.2%
Auburn 189 1,513 1,229 23.1%
Doe Valley 190 1,507 1,540 -2.1%
Elk Creek 191 1,505 1,687 -10.8%
Sebree 192 1,504 1,538 -2.2%
Manchester 193 1,493 1,401 6.6%
Earlington 194 1,455 1,437 1.3%
St. Regis Park 195 1,453 1,520 -4.4%
Audubon Park 196 1,449 1,529 -5.2%
Livermore 197 1,449 1,304 11.1%
Vanceburg 198 1,442 1,997 -27.8%
Brodhead 199 1,422 1,288 10.4%
Beattyville 200 1,414 1,285 10.0%
Pine Knot 201 1,410 1,465 -3.8%
Worthington Hills 202 1,408 1,490 -5.5%
Worthington 203 1,406 1,559 -9.8%
Barbourmeade 204 1,391 1,323 5.1%
Stearns 205 1,386 1,381 0.4%
Beechwood Village 206 1,368 1,287 6.3%
Camargo 207 1,355 1,175 15.3%
Watterson Park 208 1,343 972 38.2%
Taylorsville 209 1,337 986 35.6%
Coldstream 210 1,322 1,263 4.7%
Clay City 211 1,288 1,233 4.5%
Silver Grove 212 1,278 1,071 19.3%
Clinton 213 1,277 1,558 -18.0%
Burnside 214 1,270 564 125.2%
Burgin 215 1,266 975 29.8%
Muldraugh 216 1,240 1,315 -5.7%
Masonville 217 1,206 1,041 15.9%
West Buechel 218 1,175 1,117 5.2%
Wurtland 219 1,159 1,079 7.4%
Verona 220 1,145 1,527 -25.0%
Hebron Estates 221 1,134 1,018 11.4%
Northfield 222 1,132 1,201 -5.7%
Perryville 223 1,120 740 51.4%
Dixon 224 1,118 631 77.2%
Augusta 225 1,114 1,338 -16.7%
Greenup 226 1,110 1,312 -15.4%
Mckee 227 1,110 941 18.0%
Nortonville 228 1,094 1,341 -18.4%
Ferguson 229 1,087 900 20.8%
New Castle 230 1,079 1,253 -13.9%
Mortons Gap 231 1,070 617 73.4%
Ryland Heights 232 1,063 1,046 1.6%
La Center 233 1,054 1,180 -10.7%
Clay 234 1,052 1,195 -12.0%
Cloverport 235 1,046 1,180 -11.4%
Whitley City 236 1,045 1,222 -14.5%
South Shore 237 1,035 1,314 -21.2%
Lynnview 238 1,023 942 8.6%
Plano 239 1,022 1,128 -9.4%
Irvington 240 1,018 1,453 -29.9%
Goshen 241 1,012 825 22.7%
Heritage Creek 242 1,010 1,046 -3.4%

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