Kentucky Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


We used data and science to determine the cities in Kentucky with the largest Asian population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Kentucky with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a "minority of the minority", generally. But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in kentucky is 62,432 - at 1.4% of the total population of kentucky.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups -- Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across kentucky? Which cities and towns in kentucky have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

Here are the cities in kentucky with the largest Asian population in 2020:

  1. Union (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Bowling Green (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Douglass Hills (Homes For Sale)
  4. Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Fort Mitchell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Elizabethtown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Jeffersontown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Radcliff (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Murray (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Louisville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in kentucky had the largest Asian population? Union took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in kentucky for 2020. 6.21% of Union identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where kentucky ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in kentucky or the most diverse places in kentucky.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Kentucky For 2020

Union, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,815
% Asian: 6.21%
# Of Asian Residents: 361
Percent Change Since 2010: 129.94%
More on Union: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union is a home rule-class city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,379 as of the 2010 United States Census. The area was rural until mass residential growth in the 1990s and 2000s.

Bowling Green, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 65,731
% Asian: 5.38%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,537
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.02%
More on Bowling Green: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

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7.5
/10

Population: 5,702
% Asian: 4.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 279
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.17%
More on Douglass Hills: Real Estate | Data

Douglass Hills is a home rule-class city in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,718 at the 2000 census.

Lexington, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 318,734
% Asian: 3.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,587
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.24%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County and often denoted as Lexington-Fayette, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 60th-largest city in the United States. By land area, Lexington is the 28th largest city in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. With a mayor-alderman form of government, it is one of two cities in Kentucky designated by the state as first-class; the other is the state's largest city of Louisville. In the 2016 U.S. Census Estimate, the city's population was 318,449, anchoring a metropolitan area of 506,751 people and a combined statistical area of 723,849 people. Due to constant increases in population, Lexington suffers some of the worst traffic congestion in Kentucky, because two interstates bypass the city to the north and east, resulting in a lack of freeways going through the most populated areas of the city.

Fort Mitchell, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,237
% Asian: 3.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 290
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.46%
More on Fort Mitchell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Mitchell is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,207 at the 2010 census.

Elizabethtown, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,474
% Asian: 3.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,013
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.39%
More on Elizabethtown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Jeffersontown, KY

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 28,178
% Asian: 3.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 901
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.73%
More on Jeffersontown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jeffersontown is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 26,595 at the 2010 U.S. census.

Radcliff, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 22,693
% Asian: 3.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 699
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.96%
More on Radcliff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Radcliff is a home rule-class city in Hardin County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 21,692 at the 2010 census, and in 2016 the estimated population was 22,490. It is included in the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Metropolitan Area.

Murray, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,037
% Asian: 2.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 531
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.37%
More on Murray: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Murray is a home rule-class city in Calloway County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of Calloway County and the 20th-largest city in Kentucky. The city's population was 17,741 during the 2010 U.S. census, and its micropolitan area's population was 37,191.

Louisville, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 617,032
% Asian: 2.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,512
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.97%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

How We Determined The Cities In kentucky With The Largest Asian Population For 2020

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across kentucky.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 75 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 6.2% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Union took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Lebanon was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in kentucky ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Asian Populations Across Kentucky

If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Kentucky according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Kentucky:

  1. Lebanon
  2. Monticello
  3. Leitchfield

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Union 6.21% 5,815
2 Bowling Green 5.38% 65,731
3 Douglass Hills 4.89% 5,702
4 Lexington 3.64% 318,734
5 Fort Mitchell 3.52% 8,237
6 Elizabethtown 3.44% 29,474
7 Jeffersontown 3.2% 28,178
8 Radcliff 3.08% 22,693
9 Murray 2.79% 19,037
10 Louisville 2.68% 617,032
11 Florence 2.65% 31,940
12 Lyndon 2.49% 11,427
13 Erlanger 2.42% 18,776
14 Frankfort 2.35% 27,582
15 Morehead 2.28% 7,674
16 Independence 2.27% 27,183
17 Fort Wright 1.96% 5,724
18 St. Matthews 1.95% 18,147
19 Owensboro 1.85% 59,188
20 Harrodsburg 1.73% 8,403
21 Fort Thomas 1.72% 16,313
22 Williamsburg 1.63% 5,269
23 Shelbyville 1.62% 15,660
24 La Grange 1.61% 8,735
25 Campbellsville 1.61% 11,413
26 Middletown 1.54% 7,865
27 Maysville 1.46% 8,797
28 Richmond 1.4% 34,566
29 Franklin 1.39% 8,762
30 Danville 1.37% 16,685
31 Edgewood 1.36% 8,723
32 Highland Heights 1.3% 7,136
33 Georgetown 1.28% 32,902
34 Hopkinsville 1.25% 31,483
35 Pikeville 1.21% 6,967
36 Madisonville 1.2% 19,138
37 Nicholasville 1.13% 29,977
38 London 1.05% 8,020
39 Paris 0.9% 9,874
40 Shepherdsville 0.89% 12,117
41 Winchester 0.84% 18,413
42 Flatwoods 0.81% 7,186
43 Cold Spring 0.78% 6,319
44 Berea 0.72% 15,188
45 Ashland 0.64% 20,822
46 Oak Grove 0.61% 7,411
47 Mayfield 0.57% 9,940
48 Henderson 0.57% 28,800
49 Bellevue 0.57% 5,828
50 Alexandria 0.55% 9,211
51 Covington 0.49% 40,552
52 Mount Washington 0.48% 14,433
53 Central City 0.4% 5,822
54 Versailles 0.37% 9,192
55 Glasgow 0.37% 14,370
56 Russellville 0.34% 7,008
57 Paducah 0.32% 24,879
58 Middlesborough 0.31% 9,583
59 Bardstown 0.28% 13,042
60 Shively 0.27% 15,741
61 Taylor Mill 0.24% 6,746
62 Newport 0.13% 15,152
63 Mount Sterling 0.1% 7,180
64 Villa Hills 0.0% 7,410
65 Corbin 0.0% 7,194
66 Somerset 0.0% 11,376
67 Dayton 0.0% 5,422
68 Cynthiana 0.0% 6,348
69 Elsmere 0.0% 8,570
70 Princeton 0.0% 6,157
71 Hillview 0.0% 8,987
72 Lawrenceburg 0.0% 11,272
73 Leitchfield 0.0% 6,784
74 Monticello 0.0% 6,088
75 Lebanon 0.0% 5,621

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