Kentucky Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Kentucky that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

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

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The Latino and 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 35.3% increase in the Hispanic population in kentucky.

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

  1. Shelbyville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Oak Grove (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Mayfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Radcliff (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Versailles (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. La Grange (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Monticello (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Bowling Green (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Middletown (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Lebanon (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in kentucky with the largest hispanic/latino population? Shelbyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in kentucky for 2020.

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 safest places in kentucky.

Shelbyville, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 15,660
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.2%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,380
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.69%
More on Shelbyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Oak Grove, KY

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Population: 7,411
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.02%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,113
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.64%
More on Oak Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Mayfield, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 9,940
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.24%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,316
Percent Change Since 2010: -12.38%
More on Mayfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Radcliff, KY

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 22,693
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,252
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.09%
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.

Versailles, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 9,192
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 880
Percent Change Since 2010: -17.22%
More on Versailles: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

La Grange, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 8,735
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.66%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 669
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.99%
More on La Grange: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Monticello, KY

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 6,088
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.62%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 464
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.0%
More on Monticello: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bowling Green, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 65,731
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.53%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 4,949
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.74%
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.

Middletown, KY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
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Population: 7,865
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.31%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 575
Percent Change Since 2010: 316.67%
More on Middletown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Middletown is an independent, home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, and a former neighborhood of Louisville. The population was 7,218 at the 2010 census.

Lebanon, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,621
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.22%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 406
Percent Change Since 2010: 161.94%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lebanon is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 6,331 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of its county. Lebanon is located in central Kentucky, southeast of Louisville. A national cemetery is located nearby.

How We Determined The Cities In kentucky With The Largest Hispanic 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 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 or Latino. The percentages ranked from 15.2% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Shelbyville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Cold Spring was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in kentucky ranked by population of Hispanic or Latino 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 - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across Kentucky

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least Hispanic or Latino places in Kentucky:

  1. Cold Spring
  2. Flatwoods
  3. London

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Shelbyville 15.2% 15,660
2 Oak Grove 15.02% 7,411
3 Mayfield 13.24% 9,940
4 Radcliff 9.92% 22,693
5 Versailles 9.57% 9,192
6 La Grange 7.66% 8,735
7 Monticello 7.62% 6,088
8 Bowling Green 7.53% 65,731
9 Middletown 7.31% 7,865
10 Lebanon 7.22% 5,621
11 Lexington 7.17% 318,734
12 St. Matthews 7.09% 18,147
13 Lyndon 6.66% 11,427
14 Fort Mitchell 5.54% 8,237
15 Covington 5.47% 40,552
16 Louisville 5.4% 617,032
17 Paris 5.36% 9,874
18 Elizabethtown 5.31% 29,474
19 Elsmere 5.03% 8,570
20 Somerset 4.97% 11,376
21 Jeffersontown 4.94% 28,178
22 Frankfort 4.92% 27,582
23 Danville 4.89% 16,685
24 Newport 4.86% 15,152
25 Glasgow 4.79% 14,370
26 Berea 4.78% 15,188
27 Shively 4.75% 15,741
28 Florence 4.28% 31,940
29 Hopkinsville 4.18% 31,483
30 Georgetown 4.11% 32,902
31 Owensboro 4.02% 59,188
32 Harrodsburg 3.71% 8,403
33 Nicholasville 3.62% 29,977
34 Campbellsville 3.62% 11,413
35 Cynthiana 3.53% 6,348
36 Madisonville 3.38% 19,138
37 Winchester 3.37% 18,413
38 Taylor Mill 3.32% 6,746
39 Morehead 3.24% 7,674
40 Henderson 3.15% 28,800
41 Paducah 3.12% 24,879
42 Williamsburg 2.92% 5,269
43 Erlanger 2.9% 18,776
44 Murray 2.85% 19,037
45 Princeton 2.81% 6,157
46 Franklin 2.8% 8,762
47 Maysville 2.76% 8,797
48 Middlesborough 2.62% 9,583
49 Corbin 2.53% 7,194
50 Central City 2.47% 5,822
51 Shepherdsville 2.41% 12,117
52 Highland Heights 2.31% 7,136
53 Mount Sterling 2.27% 7,180
54 Fort Thomas 2.26% 16,313
55 Fort Wright 2.24% 5,724
56 Richmond 2.15% 34,566
57 Pikeville 1.78% 6,967
58 Mount Washington 1.7% 14,433
59 Ashland 1.69% 20,822
60 Alexandria 1.68% 9,211
61 Dayton 1.49% 5,422
62 Russellville 1.44% 7,008
63 Bardstown 1.3% 13,042
64 Villa Hills 1.2% 7,410
65 Hillview 1.15% 8,987
66 Lawrenceburg 1.09% 11,272
67 Independence 1.03% 27,183
68 Union 0.91% 5,815
69 Bellevue 0.53% 5,828
70 Leitchfield 0.41% 6,784
71 Douglass Hills 0.4% 5,702
72 Edgewood 0.17% 8,723
73 London 0.16% 8,020
74 Flatwoods 0.0% 7,186
75 Cold Spring 0.0% 6,319

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