10 Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Native American Population For 2019


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

Join HomeSnacks
Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Kentucky with the largest Native American population.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.

There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there’s a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Kentucky that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Kentucky is 8,062 – at 0.2% of the total population of Kentucky.

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

Here are the 10 cities in Kentucky with the largest Native American population in 2019:

  1. Leitchfield (Photos)
  2. Middletown (Photos)
  3. Mount Sterling (Photos)
  4. Franklin (Photos)
  5. Pikeville (Photos)
  6. London (Photos)
  7. Madisonville (Photos)
  8. Glasgow (Photos)
  9. Russellville (Photos)
  10. Paducah (Photos)

Which city in Kentucky had the largest Native American population?

Leitchfield took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Kentucky for 2019. 1.27% of Leitchfield identify as Native American.

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

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Native American Population For 2019

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 2013-2017 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 American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

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

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.27% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Leitchfield took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Lebanon was the least Native American city.

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

Leitchfield, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,826
% Native American: 1.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 87
Percent Change Since 2010: 521.43%
More on Leitchfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leitchfield is the county seat of Grayson County, Kentucky, United States. Leitchfield is a home rule-class city with a population of 6,699 as of the 2010 census.

Middletown, KY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,817
% Native American: 1.16%
# Of Native American Residents: 91
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
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.

Mount Sterling, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,139
% Native American: 1.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 82
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Mount Sterling: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Sterling – often written as Mt. Sterling – is a home rule-class city in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 6,895 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County and the principal city of the Mount Sterling micropolitan area.

Franklin, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,675
% Native American: 1.0%
# Of Native American Residents: 87
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Franklin is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Simpson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 8,408 at the 2010 census.

Pikeville, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,065
% Native American: 0.95%
# Of Native American Residents: 67
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Pikeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pikeville is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. During the 2010 U.S. Census, the population within Pikeville’s city limits was 6,903. In Kentucky’s current city classification system, Pikeville is a home rule-class city, a category that includes all of the state’s more than 400 cities except for the two largest, Louisville and Lexington.

London, KY

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,000
% Native American: 0.83%
# Of Native American Residents: 66
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on London: Real Estate | Data | Photos

London is a home rule-class city in Laurel County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 7,993 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census. London, Kentucky, is the second-largest city named London in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world. It is part of the London, Kentucky micropolitan area. Of the seventeen micropolitan areas in Kentucky, London is the largest; the London micropolitan area’s 2010 Census population was 126,369. London is also home to the annual World Chicken Festival that celebrates the life of Colonel Sanders and features the world’s largest skillet.

Madisonville, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,303
% Native American: 0.69%
# Of Native American Residents: 134
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Madisonville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madisonville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States, located along Interstate 69 in the state’s Western Coal Fields region. The population was 19,591 at the 2010 census. Madisonville is a commercial center of the region and is home to Madisonville Community College.

Glasgow, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,318
% Native American: 0.59%
# Of Native American Residents: 85
Percent Change Since 2010: 286.36%
More on Glasgow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Glasgow is a home rule-class city in Barren County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 14,028 at the 2010 U.S. census. The city is well known for its annual Scottish Highland Games. In 2007, Barren County was named the number one rural place to live by The Progressive Farmer magazine. Glasgow is the principal city of the Glasgow micropolitan area, which comprises Barren and Metcalfe counties.

Russellville, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,015
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 31
Percent Change Since 2010: 210.0%
More on Russellville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Russellville is a home rule-class city in Logan County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 6,947 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Review Of Kentucky by HomeSnacks User

We have a lot of people that get arrested for met here and Other Drugs there’s a lot of people that are on welfare we have people that are on Medicaid and stuff and now the governor he cut a lot of programs we can’t get if your low income if your on Medicaid you can’t get vision coverage or you can Dentistry covers no more and if you’re a diabetic like I’m that’s s***s

The good thing here is there’s a lot of good Christian people here in lot of good church that’s a lot of people that care about you

Paducah, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,879
% Native American: 0.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 107
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.36%
More on Paducah: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. The largest city in the Jackson Purchase region, it is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and the Ohio Rivers, halfway between St. Louis, Missouri, to the northwest and Nashville, Tennessee, to the southeast. The population was 24,864 in 2015, down from 25,024 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Twenty blocks of the city’s downtown have been designated as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Kentucky

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

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

  1. Lebanon
  2. Mayfield
  3. Lyndon

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Kentucky?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Leitchfield 1.27% 6,826
2 Middletown 1.16% 7,817
3 Mount Sterling 1.15% 7,139
4 Franklin 1.0% 8,675
5 Pikeville 0.95% 7,065
6 London 0.83% 8,000
7 Madisonville 0.69% 19,303
8 Glasgow 0.59% 14,318
9 Russellville 0.44% 7,015
10 Paducah 0.43% 24,879
11 Murray 0.41% 18,900
12 Shepherdsville 0.4% 12,006
13 Hopkinsville 0.32% 31,741
14 St. Matthews 0.31% 17,993
15 Oak Grove 0.3% 7,426
16 Fort Wright 0.28% 5,718
17 Morehead 0.27% 7,663
18 Harrodsburg 0.26% 8,351
19 Elizabethtown 0.26% 29,794
20 Jeffersontown 0.25% 27,406
21 Frankfort 0.25% 27,453
22 Lexington 0.22% 315,109
23 Middlesborough 0.21% 9,709
24 Douglass Hills 0.19% 5,677
25 Dayton 0.19% 5,378
26 Fort Thomas 0.18% 16,254
27 Villa Hills 0.18% 7,397
28 Owensboro 0.16% 58,791
29 Radcliff 0.15% 22,718
30 Florence 0.14% 31,603
31 Nicholasville 0.14% 29,547
32 Henderson 0.14% 28,859
33 Erlanger 0.13% 18,674
34 Bowling Green 0.12% 64,302
35 Covington 0.12% 40,578
36 Ashland 0.11% 21,035
37 Richmond 0.11% 33,993
38 Winchester 0.1% 18,364
39 Danville 0.1% 16,657
40 Louisville 0.1% 615,478
41 Independence 0.09% 26,772
42 Versailles 0.09% 9,132
43 Berea 0.07% 14,927
44 Maysville 0.06% 8,804
45 Georgetown 0.06% 32,142
46 Bardstown 0.05% 13,034
47 Newport 0.01% 15,219
48 Williamsburg 0.0% 5,261
49 Princeton 0.0% 6,173
50 Union 0.0% 5,751
51 Shelbyville 0.0% 15,318
52 Paris 0.0% 9,807
53 Somerset 0.0% 11,334
54 Shively 0.0% 15,701
55 Taylor Mill 0.0% 6,739
56 Alexandria 0.0% 9,022
57 Mount Washington 0.0% 14,285
58 Elsmere 0.0% 8,555
59 Bellevue 0.0% 5,838
60 Campbellsville 0.0% 11,364
61 Central City 0.0% 5,841
62 Cold Spring 0.0% 6,283
63 Corbin 0.0% 7,315
64 Cynthiana 0.0% 6,328
65 Edgewood 0.0% 8,688
66 Flatwoods 0.0% 7,274
67 Monticello 0.0% 6,120
68 Fort Mitchell 0.0% 8,239
69 Highland Heights 0.0% 7,128
70 Hillview 0.0% 8,913
71 La Grange 0.0% 8,620
72 Lawrenceburg 0.0% 11,087
73 Lyndon 0.0% 11,394
74 Mayfield 0.0% 9,936
75 Lebanon 0.0% 5,584

Like HomeSnacks on Facebook:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *