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:
- Shelbyville (Photos)
- Mayfield (Photos)
- Versailles (Photos)
- Oak Grove (Photos)
- La Grange (Photos)
- Radcliff (Photos)
- Monticello (Photos)
- Paris (Photos)
- Lyndon (Photos)
- 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.
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*
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.
Shelbyville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Shelby County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 14,045 at the 2010 census.
Mayfield is a home rule-class city in Graves County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 10,024 as of the 2010 U.S. census.
Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 8,568 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Woodford County. The city’s name is pronounced vr-SAYLZ, not like the French city of the same name.
4. Oak Grove
Oak Grove is a home rule-class city adjacent to the Fort Campbell army base in Christian County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 7,489 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. It is part of the Clarksville, Tennessee metropolitan area.
5. La Grange
La Grange is a home rule-class city in Oldham County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,082 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census. It is the seat of its county.
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.
Paris is a home rule-class city in Bourbon County, Kentucky, in the United States. It lies 18 miles northeast of Lexington on the Stoner Fork of the Licking River. It is the seat of its county and forms part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 8,553.
Lyndon is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 9,369 at the 2000 U.S. census.
10. St. Matthews
St. Matthews is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. It forms part of the Louisville Metro government but is separately incorporated as a home rule-class city. The population was 15,852 at the 2000 census, making it the 20th-largest city in the state.
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:
- Central City
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