These Are The 10 Kentucky Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Kentucky that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted Kentucky? Where cities and towns in Kentucky have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 25.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Kentucky.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Kentucky with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:

  1. Shelbyville
  2. Mayfield (Photos)
  3. Versailles
  4. Oak Grove
  5. La Grange (Photos)
  6. Radcliff
  7. Monticello (Photos)
  8. Paris (Photos)
  9. Lyndon (Photos)
  10. St. Matthews (Photos)

Shelbyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Kentucky for 2018.

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 Hispanic, check out the best places to live in Kentucky or the most diverse places in Kentucky.

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How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018

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 2012-2016 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 Hispanic or Latino.

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 Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 14.5% to 0.2%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Shelbyville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Edgewood was the least Hispanic city.

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

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1. Shelbyville

Shelbyville, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,039
% Hispanic: 14.5%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 2,180
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.22%

2. Mayfield

Mayfield, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,078
% Hispanic: 12.89%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,299
Percent Change Since 2010: -13.52%

3. Versailles

Versailles, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,091
% Hispanic: 10.31%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 937
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.85%

4. Oak Grove


Population: 7,487
% Hispanic: 9.12%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 683
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.04%

5. La Grange

La Grange, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,481
% Hispanic: 9.02%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 765
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.8%

6. Radcliff


Population: 22,806
% Hispanic: 8.34%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,901
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.04%

7. Monticello

Monticello, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,116
% Hispanic: 7.85%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 480
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.45%

8. Paris

Paris, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,836
% Hispanic: 7.5%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 738
Percent Change Since 2010: 190.55%

9. Lyndon

Lyndon, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,310
% Hispanic: 7.47%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 845
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.91%

10. St. Matthews

St. Matthews, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,930
% Hispanic: 7.21%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 1,292
Percent Change Since 2010: 440.59%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Kentucky

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Kentucky:

  1. Edgewood
  2. Central City
  3. Bellevue

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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kentucky

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Shelbyville 1 15,039 14.5%
Mayfield 2 10,078 12.89%
Versailles 3 9,091 10.31%
Oak Grove 4 7,487 9.12%
La Grange 5 8,481 9.02%
Radcliff 6 22,806 8.34%
Monticello 7 6,116 7.85%
Paris 8 9,836 7.5%
Lyndon 9 11,310 7.47%
St. Matthews 10 17,930 7.21%
Middletown 11 7,773 7.18%
Lexington 12 311,529 6.84%
Bowling Green 13 62,824 6.73%
Elsmere 14 8,488 5.98%
Erlanger 15 18,565 5.55%
Hopkinsville 16 32,442 5.54%
Morehead 17 7,615 5.45%
Elizabethtown 18 29,835 5.04%
Shively 19 15,625 4.93%
Union 20 5,677 4.88%
Louisville 21 611,573 4.87%
Glasgow 22 14,338 4.76%
Jeffersontown 23 27,395 4.58%
Danville 24 16,645 4.4%
Frankfort 25 27,598 4.38%
Florence 26 31,735 4.23%
Lebanon 27 5,604 4.14%
Fort Mitchell 28 8,245 4.11%
Covington 29 40,766 4.05%
Somerset 30 11,415 3.97%
Newport 31 15,321 3.91%
Berea 32 14,667 3.89%
Mount Sterling 33 7,136 3.81%
Murray 34 18,726 3.68%
Georgetown 35 31,708 3.66%
Owensboro 36 58,685 3.64%
Campbellsville 37 11,329 3.64%
Winchester 38 18,395 3.53%
Nicholasville 39 29,249 3.38%
Williamsburg 40 5,263 3.33%
Madisonville 41 19,615 3.08%
Franklin 42 8,706 3.0%
Maysville 43 8,883 2.89%
Russellville 44 6,998 2.62%
Henderson 45 28,870 2.56%
Bardstown 46 13,026 2.51%
Shepherdsville 47 11,869 2.33%
Fort Wright 48 5,732 2.25%
Douglass Hills 49 5,645 2.25%
Harrodsburg 50 8,409 2.22%
Cynthiana 51 6,376 2.2%
Paducah 52 25,010 2.16%
Highland Heights 53 7,136 2.1%
Corbin 54 7,306 2.07%
Princeton 55 6,215 1.9%
Alexandria 56 8,878 1.81%
Ashland 57 21,294 1.8%
Taylor Mill 58 6,719 1.76%
Hillview 59 8,688 1.73%
Cold Spring 60 6,168 1.69%
Richmond 61 33,583 1.64%
Villa Hills 62 7,404 1.63%
Lawrenceburg 63 11,081 1.62%
Pikeville 64 7,266 1.58%
Leitchfield 65 6,850 1.49%
Fort Thomas 66 16,317 1.35%
Dayton 67 5,385 1.26%
Flatwoods 68 7,358 1.24%
Middlesborough 69 9,842 1.09%
Independence 70 26,317 1.04%
Mount Washington 71 14,088 0.96%
London 72 8,111 0.64%
Bellevue 73 5,879 0.63%
Central City 74 5,895 0.61%
Edgewood 75 8,703 0.2%

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