These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Kentucky For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Kentucky. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 240 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 Bowling Green 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 4 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 2013-2017 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? Ferguson, 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.

Louisville, KY
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 615,478
Population 2010: 586,994
Growth: 4.9%
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Louisville LOO--vl or LUUV-l) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th-most populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being the state's second-largest city of Lexington. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County.

Review Of Louisville by HomeSnacks User

Louisville is a bustling city with many food and entertain attractions to visit. The food scene is very diverse, wonderful parks to go and walk around, and overall a very nice city to be in.

My favorite place in Louisville is Water Front Park by the Ohio River, where they have the walking bridge where you can walk across the river to the Indiana side. It is very beautiful at night and safety is always first for the city.


Bowling Green, KY
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 64,302
Population 2010: 56,407
Growth: 14.0%
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Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. As of 2016, its population of 65,234 made it the third most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 165,732; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 218,870.

Owensboro, KY
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 58,791
Population 2010: 56,541
Growth: 4.0%
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Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. It is the fourth-largest city in the state by population. Owensboro is located on U.S. Route 60 about 107 miles southwest of Louisville, and is the principal city of the Owensboro metropolitan area. The 2016 population was 59,273. The metropolitan population was estimated at 116,506.

Covington, KY
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 40,578
Population 2010: 41,055
Growth: -1.2%
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Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Cincinnati, Ohio, lies to its north across the Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, to its east across the Licking. Part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, Covington had a population of 40,640 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census, making it the fifth-most populous city in Kentucky. It is one of its county's two seats, along with Independence.

Richmond, KY
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 33,993
Population 2010: 30,983
Growth: 9.7%
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Richmond is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States. It is named after Richmond, Virginia, and is the home of Eastern Kentucky University. The population was 33,533 in 2015. Richmond is the third-largest city in the Bluegrass region and the state's sixth-largest city. Richmond serves as the center for work and shopping for south-central Kentucky. Richmond is the principal city of the Richmond-Berea Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Madison and Rockcastle counties.

Georgetown, KY
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Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Population: 32,142
Population 2010: 27,268
Growth: 17.9%
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Georgetown is a home rule-class city in Scott County, Kentucky, in the United States. The 2016 population was 33,440 per the United States Census Bureau. It is the 7th-largest city by population in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is the seat of its county. It was originally called Lebanon when founded by Rev. Elijah Craig and was renamed in 1790 in honor of President George Washington. It is the home of Georgetown College, a private liberal arts college. Georgetown is part of the Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Hopkinsville, KY
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Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Population: 31,741
Population 2010: 30,862
Growth: 2.8%
More on Hopkinsville: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 31,577.

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Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Population: 31,603
Population 2010: 29,242
Growth: 8.1%
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Florence is a home rule-class city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Florence is part of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The population was 29,951 at the 2010 census.

Elizabethtown, KY
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 29,794
Population 2010: 26,822
Growth: 11.1%
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Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 28,531 at the 2010 census, and was estimated at 29,906 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2016, making it the 11th-largest city in the state. It is included in the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Louisville/Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Madison, Kentucky-Indiana Combined Statistical Area.

Review Of Elizabethtown by HomeSnacks User

Elizabethtown, KY is a very friendly & kind community of people.

Freeman Lake has walking trails & dog park. Play grounds for the kids

Impellizerri's downtown is fantastic pizza place to eat.

In Glendale from Etown the Whistle Stop is well know home cooking restaurant. Lots of antique shops to browse thru.


Nicholasville, KY
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Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Population: 29,547
Population 2010: 26,861
Growth: 10.0%
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Nicholasville is a home rule city in Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 28,015 during the 2010 U.S. Census, making Nicholasville the 11th-largest settlement in the state.

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!

For more reading on Kentucky, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Kentucky

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Louisville 615,478 586,994 4.9%
2 Bowling Green 64,302 56,407 14.0%
3 Owensboro 58,791 56,541 4.0%
4 Covington 40,578 41,055 -1.2%
5 Richmond 33,993 30,983 9.7%
6 Georgetown 32,142 27,268 17.9%
7 Hopkinsville 31,741 30,862 2.8%
8 Florence 31,603 29,242 8.1%
9 Elizabethtown 29,794 26,822 11.1%
10 Nicholasville 29,547 26,861 10.0%
11 Henderson 28,859 28,464 1.4%
12 Frankfort 27,453 25,682 6.9%
13 Jeffersontown 27,406 26,460 3.6%
14 Independence 26,772 22,975 16.5%
15 Paducah 24,879 25,114 -0.9%
16 Radcliff 22,718 21,039 8.0%
17 Ashland 21,035 21,613 -2.7%
18 Madisonville 19,303 19,558 -1.3%
19 Murray 18,900 17,366 8.8%
20 Erlanger 18,674 17,797 4.9%
21 Winchester 18,364 18,132 1.3%
22 St. Matthews 17,993 17,365 3.6%
23 Burlington 16,776 15,702 6.8%
24 Danville 16,657 16,054 3.8%
25 Fort Thomas 16,254 16,182 0.4%
26 Shively 15,701 15,142 3.7%
27 Shelbyville 15,318 13,403 14.3%
28 Newport 15,219 15,404 -1.2%
29 Berea 14,927 13,255 12.6%
30 Glasgow 14,318 13,924 2.8%
31 Mount Washington 14,285 9,049 57.9%
32 Fort Campbell North 13,600 13,170 3.3%
33 Bardstown 13,034 11,552 12.8%
34 Shepherdsville 12,006 10,813 11.0%
35 Lyndon 11,394 10,786 5.6%
36 Campbellsville 11,364 9,376 21.2%
37 Somerset 11,334 11,172 1.5%
38 Lawrenceburg 11,087 10,207 8.6%
39 Mayfield 9,936 10,033 -1.0%
40 Paris 9,807 8,611 13.9%
41 Middlesborough 9,709 10,405 -6.7%
42 Francisville 9,458 7,737 22.2%
43 Versailles 9,132 8,438 8.2%
44 Fort Knox 9,092 11,933 -23.8%
45 Oakbrook 9,025 8,838 2.1%
46 Alexandria 9,022 8,376 7.7%
47 Hillview 8,913 8,062 10.6%
48 Maysville 8,804 9,004 -2.2%
49 Edgewood 8,688 8,698 -0.1%
50 Franklin 8,675 8,368 3.7%
51 La Grange 8,620 7,761 11.1%
52 Elsmere 8,555 8,412 1.7%
53 Harrodsburg 8,351 8,320 0.4%
54 Fort Mitchell 8,239 8,177 0.8%
55 London 8,000 7,929 0.9%
56 Middletown 7,817 6,953 12.4%
57 Morehead 7,663 6,981 9.8%
58 Oak Grove 7,426 7,283 2.0%
59 Villa Hills 7,397 7,565 -2.2%
60 Corbin 7,315 7,342 -0.4%
61 Flatwoods 7,274 7,420 -2.0%
62 Mount Sterling 7,139 6,759 5.6%
63 Highland Heights 7,128 6,809 4.7%
64 Pikeville 7,065 6,824 3.5%
65 Russellville 7,015 7,015 0.0%
66 Leitchfield 6,826 6,640 2.8%
67 Taylor Mill 6,739 6,662 1.2%
68 Cynthiana 6,328 6,457 -2.0%
69 Cold Spring 6,283 5,495 14.3%
70 Wilmore 6,226 3,740 66.5%
71 Princeton 6,173 6,331 -2.5%
72 Monticello 6,120 6,176 -0.9%
73 Hebron 6,095 5,812 4.9%
74 Central City 5,841 5,984 -2.4%
75 Bellevue 5,838 6,006 -2.8%
76 Vine Grove 5,793 4,310 34.4%
77 Union 5,751 5,018 14.6%
78 Fort Wright 5,718 5,704 0.2%
79 Douglass Hills 5,677 5,463 3.9%
80 Buckner 5,648 5,119 10.3%
81 Lebanon 5,584 5,546 0.7%
82 Dayton 5,378 5,390 -0.2%
83 Williamsburg 5,261 5,268 -0.1%
84 Hazard 5,250 4,534 15.8%
85 Westwood 5,088 4,596 10.7%
86 Columbia 4,852 4,466 8.6%
87 Prospect 4,851 4,667 3.9%
88 Hendron 4,847 4,315 12.3%
89 Crestwood 4,840 4,248 13.9%
90 Massac 4,652 4,407 5.6%
91 Ludlow 4,523 4,400 2.8%
92 Benton 4,464 4,365 2.3%
93 Farley 4,432 4,535 -2.3%
94 Scottsville 4,383 4,251 3.1%
95 Hurstbourne 4,365 4,130 5.7%
96 Greenville 4,340 4,314 0.6%
97 Reidland 4,304 4,379 -1.7%
98 Walton 4,189 3,467 20.8%
99 Paintsville 4,181 3,474 20.4%
100 Grayson 4,052 4,216 -3.9%
101 Crescent Springs 4,019 3,807 5.6%
102 Williamstown 3,915 3,898 0.4%
103 Carrollton 3,854 3,918 -1.6%
104 Crittenden 3,843 3,646 5.4%
105 Southgate 3,831 3,704 3.4%
106 Lancaster 3,828 3,521 8.7%
107 Stanford 3,636 3,555 2.3%
108 Beaver Dam 3,540 3,376 4.9%
109 Prestonsburg 3,532 3,443 2.6%
110 Morganfield 3,525 3,313 6.4%
111 Crestview Hills 3,321 3,113 6.7%
112 West Liberty 3,314 3,447 -3.9%
113 Russell 3,284 3,414 -3.8%
114 Hodgenville 3,204 3,145 1.9%
115 Barbourville 3,125 3,343 -6.5%
116 Wilder 3,093 2,925 5.7%
117 Providence 3,063 3,281 -6.6%
118 Springfield 3,017 2,538 18.9%
119 Park Hills 2,985 2,963 0.7%
120 Marion 2,960 3,056 -3.1%
121 Indian Hills 2,958 2,871 3.0%
122 Louisa 2,902 2,907 -0.2%
123 Flemingsburg 2,869 2,714 5.7%
124 Brandenburg 2,850 2,572 10.8%
125 Pioneer Village 2,844 1,926 47.7%
126 Raceland 2,751 2,563 7.3%
127 Lakeside Park 2,743 2,691 1.9%
128 Mount Vernon 2,730 3,322 -17.8%
129 Simpsonville 2,727 2,466 10.6%
130 Dawson Springs 2,711 2,810 -3.5%
131 Hartford 2,710 2,671 1.5%
132 Brooks 2,707 3,018 -10.3%
133 Stanton 2,670 2,800 -4.6%
134 Falmouth 2,637 2,441 8.0%
135 Cadiz 2,610 2,542 2.7%
136 Morgantown 2,608 2,438 7.0%
137 Eddyville 2,576 2,540 1.4%
138 Eminence 2,523 2,202 14.6%
139 Calvert City 2,519 2,604 -3.3%
140 Russell Springs 2,518 1,864 35.1%
141 Tompkinsville 2,511 2,554 -1.7%
142 Claryville 2,467 2,437 1.2%
143 Fulton 2,465 3,134 -21.3%
144 Cave City 2,463 2,131 15.6%
145 Breckinridge Center 2,431 1,533 58.6%
146 Hardinsburg 2,410 2,763 -12.8%
147 Dry Ridge 2,356 2,177 8.2%
148 Junction City 2,351 2,908 -19.2%
149 Greensburg 2,311 2,388 -3.2%
150 Horse Cave 2,284 2,565 -11.0%
151 Elkton 2,269 2,430 -6.6%
152 Jenkins 2,235 2,459 -9.1%
153 Whitesburg 2,230 1,789 24.7%
154 Hickman 2,220 2,062 7.7%
155 Anchorage 2,211 2,534 -12.7%
156 Irvine 2,208 2,730 -19.1%
157 Carlisle 2,184 2,039 7.1%
158 Windy Hills 2,162 2,235 -3.3%
159 Jackson 2,122 2,148 -1.2%
160 Albany 2,083 2,156 -3.4%
161 Owingsville 2,028 1,941 4.5%
162 Cumberland 1,999 1,896 5.4%
163 Lebanon Junction 1,978 1,641 20.5%
164 Jeffersonville 1,969 1,832 7.5%
165 North Corbin 1,964 1,709 14.9%
166 Orchard Grass Hills 1,959 1,633 20.0%
167 Jamestown 1,884 1,485 26.9%
168 Catlettsburg 1,883 2,011 -6.4%
169 Pineville 1,876 2,560 -26.7%
170 Edmonton 1,876 1,571 19.4%
171 Olive Hill 1,857 1,859 -0.1%
172 Hurstbourne Acres 1,848 1,683 9.8%
173 Doe Valley 1,844 1,540 19.7%
174 Lewisport 1,829 1,820 0.5%
175 Salyersville 1,828 1,793 2.0%
176 Sturgis 1,814 2,169 -16.4%
177 Liberty 1,805 1,618 11.6%
178 Warsaw 1,789 1,891 -5.4%
179 Midway 1,676 1,802 -7.0%
180 Taylorsville 1,673 986 69.7%
181 Owenton 1,622 1,928 -15.9%
182 Munfordville 1,609 1,417 13.5%
183 Elk Creek 1,591 1,687 -5.7%
184 Pewee Valley 1,576 1,271 24.0%
185 Brodhead 1,541 1,288 19.6%
186 Burkesville 1,522 1,981 -23.2%
187 Harlan 1,521 2,049 -25.8%
188 Sebree 1,501 1,538 -2.4%
189 Manchester 1,491 1,401 6.4%
190 Guthrie 1,466 1,611 -9.0%
191 Auburn 1,457 1,229 18.6%
192 Beattyville 1,450 1,285 12.8%
193 Ledbetter 1,447 1,522 -4.9%
194 Worthington 1,443 1,559 -7.4%
195 Beechwood Village 1,439 1,287 11.8%
196 Camargo 1,437 1,175 22.3%
197 Vanceburg 1,437 1,997 -28.0%
198 Audubon Park 1,428 1,529 -6.6%
199 Worthington Hills 1,395 1,490 -6.4%
200 Livermore 1,384 1,304 6.1%
201 Barbourmeade 1,374 1,323 3.9%
202 Coal Run Village 1,361 1,417 -4.0%
203 St. Regis Park 1,346 1,520 -11.4%
204 Masonville 1,324 1,041 27.2%
205 Verona 1,321 1,527 -13.5%
206 Earlington 1,318 1,437 -8.3%
207 West Buechel 1,306 1,117 16.9%
208 Silver Grove 1,292 1,071 20.6%
209 Watterson Park 1,292 972 32.9%
210 Coldstream 1,289 1,263 2.1%
211 Wurtland 1,287 1,079 19.3%
212 Pine Knot 1,261 1,465 -13.9%
213 Stearns 1,260 1,381 -8.8%
214 Clinton 1,258 1,558 -19.3%
215 Whitley City 1,231 1,222 0.7%
216 Burnside 1,185 564 110.1%
217 Mckee 1,179 941 25.3%
218 Greenup 1,173 1,312 -10.6%
219 Northfield 1,170 1,201 -2.6%
220 Irvington 1,153 1,453 -20.6%
221 South Shore 1,121 1,314 -14.7%
222 Burgin 1,120 975 14.9%
223 Langdon Place 1,114 833 33.7%
224 Muldraugh 1,109 1,315 -15.7%
225 Hebron Estates 1,094 1,018 7.5%
226 Perryville 1,090 740 47.3%
227 Mortons Gap 1,090 617 76.7%
228 Augusta 1,082 1,338 -19.1%
229 Ryland Heights 1,080 1,046 3.3%
230 Clay City 1,075 1,233 -12.8%
231 La Center 1,067 1,180 -9.6%
232 Cloverport 1,066 1,180 -9.7%
233 Clarkson 1,041 897 16.1%
234 Elkhorn City 1,037 1,108 -6.4%
235 Heritage Creek 1,035 1,046 -1.1%
236 Nortonville 1,032 1,341 -23.0%
237 Dixon 1,029 631 63.1%
238 Clay 1,015 1,195 -15.1%
239 New Castle 1,015 1,253 -19.0%
240 Ferguson 1,008 900 12.0%

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