100 Biggest Cities In Kentucky For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Kentucky. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 241 cities and places in Kentucky.

We all love the biggest cities that the Bluegrass State has to offer. You know the places like Louisville and Lexington which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Kentucky that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Kentucky with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Kentucky, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Kentucky, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Kentucky

Louisville, KY
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 617,790
Population 2010: 586,994
Growth: 5.2%
More on Louisville: Homes For Sale | Data

Lexington, KY
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 320,601
Population 2010: 288,045
Growth: 11.3%
More on Lexington: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Bowling Green, KY
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 67,600
Population 2010: 56,407
Growth: 19.8%
More on Bowling Green: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Owensboro, KY
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 59,536
Population 2010: 56,541
Growth: 5.3%
More on Owensboro: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Covington, KY
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 40,548
Population 2010: 41,055
Growth: -1.2%
More on Covington: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Richmond, KY
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 35,133
Population 2010: 30,983
Growth: 13.4%
More on Richmond: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Georgetown, KY
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Population: 33,605
Population 2010: 27,268
Growth: 23.2%
More on Georgetown: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 32,369
Population 2010: 29,242
Growth: 10.7%
More on Florence: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Hopkinsville, KY
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Population: 31,056
Population 2010: 30,862
Growth: 0.6%
More on Hopkinsville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Nicholasville, KY
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Population: 30,301
Population 2010: 26,861
Growth: 12.8%
More on Nicholasville: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Kentucky

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Bluegrass State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Kentucky from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Louisville.

The smallest? Heritage Creek, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Kentucky

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Kentucky.

Have fun snacking around in the Bluegrass State!

For more reading on Kentucky, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Kentucky

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Louisville 617,790 586,994 5.2%
2 Lexington 320,601 288,045 11.3%
3 Bowling Green 67,600 56,407 19.8%
4 Owensboro 59,536 56,541 5.3%
5 Covington 40,548 41,055 -1.2%
6 Richmond 35,133 30,983 13.4%
7 Georgetown 33,605 27,268 23.2%
8 Florence 32,369 29,242 10.7%
9 Hopkinsville 31,056 30,862 0.6%
10 Nicholasville 30,301 26,861 12.8%
11 Elizabethtown 29,620 26,822 10.4%
12 Henderson 28,625 28,464 0.6%
13 Jeffersontown 28,035 26,460 6.0%
14 Independence 27,683 22,975 20.5%
15 Frankfort 27,680 25,682 7.8%
16 Paducah 24,894 25,114 -0.9%
17 Radcliff 22,639 21,039 7.6%
18 Ashland 20,626 21,613 -4.6%
19 Murray 19,171 17,366 10.4%
20 Erlanger 18,967 17,797 6.6%
21 Madisonville 18,936 19,558 -3.2%
22 Winchester 18,429 18,132 1.6%
23 St. Matthews 18,161 17,365 4.6%
24 Burlington 17,401 15,702 10.8%
25 Danville 16,730 16,054 4.2%
26 Fort Thomas 16,308 16,182 0.8%
27 Shelbyville 16,009 13,403 19.4%
28 Shively 15,726 15,142 3.9%
29 Berea 15,474 13,255 16.7%
30 Newport 15,123 15,404 -1.8%
31 Mount Washington 14,567 9,049 61.0%
32 Glasgow 14,393 13,924 3.4%
33 Fort Campbell North 13,735 13,170 4.3%
34 Bardstown 13,094 11,552 13.3%
35 Shepherdsville 12,218 10,813 13.0%
36 Somerset 11,447 11,172 2.5%
37 Lyndon 11,431 10,786 6.0%
38 Campbellsville 11,419 9,376 21.8%
39 Lawrenceburg 11,350 10,207 11.2%
40 Mayfield 9,867 10,033 -1.7%
41 Paris 9,817 8,611 14.0%
42 Alexandria 9,425 8,376 12.5%
43 Middlesborough 9,395 10,405 -9.7%
44 Francisville 9,387 7,737 21.3%
45 Versailles 9,215 8,438 9.2%
46 Hillview 9,071 8,062 12.5%
47 Oakbrook 9,023 8,838 2.1%
48 La Grange 8,854 7,761 14.1%
49 Franklin 8,835 8,368 5.6%
50 Maysville 8,782 9,004 -2.5%
51 Edgewood 8,745 8,698 0.5%
52 Fort Knox 8,695 11,933 -27.1%
53 Elsmere 8,567 8,412 1.8%
54 Harrodsburg 8,418 8,320 1.2%
55 Fort Mitchell 8,257 8,177 1.0%
56 London 8,059 7,929 1.6%
57 Middletown 7,891 6,953 13.5%
58 Morehead 7,653 6,981 9.6%
59 Villa Hills 7,449 7,565 -1.5%
60 Oak Grove 7,338 7,283 0.8%
61 Corbin 7,325 7,342 -0.2%
62 Mount Sterling 7,166 6,759 6.0%
63 Flatwoods 7,160 7,420 -3.5%
64 Highland Heights 7,149 6,809 5.0%
65 Russellville 7,039 7,015 0.3%
66 Pikeville 6,810 6,824 -0.2%
67 Leitchfield 6,807 6,640 2.5%
68 Taylor Mill 6,763 6,662 1.5%
69 Hebron 6,461 5,812 11.2%
70 Cold Spring 6,401 5,495 16.5%
71 Wilmore 6,335 3,740 69.4%
72 Cynthiana 6,312 6,457 -2.2%
73 Princeton 6,116 6,331 -3.4%
74 Vine Grove 6,106 4,310 41.7%
75 Monticello 6,070 6,176 -1.7%
76 Union 5,910 5,018 17.8%
77 Central City 5,808 5,984 -2.9%
78 Bellevue 5,804 6,006 -3.4%
79 Fort Wright 5,745 5,704 0.7%
80 Douglass Hills 5,710 5,463 4.5%
81 Lebanon 5,644 5,546 1.8%
82 Buckner 5,545 5,119 8.3%
83 Dayton 5,496 5,390 2.0%
84 Williamsburg 5,260 5,268 -0.2%
85 Hendron 5,228 4,315 21.2%
86 Massac 5,064 4,407 14.9%
87 Hazard 5,046 4,534 11.3%
88 Crestwood 4,973 4,248 17.1%
89 Prospect 4,896 4,667 4.9%
90 Westwood 4,706 4,596 2.4%
91 Columbia 4,653 4,466 4.2%
92 Ludlow 4,530 4,400 3.0%
93 Benton 4,477 4,365 2.6%
94 Scottsville 4,444 4,251 4.5%
95 Hurstbourne 4,394 4,130 6.4%
96 Greenville 4,281 4,314 -0.8%
97 Walton 4,268 3,467 23.1%
98 Reidland 4,265 4,379 -2.6%
99 Farley 4,245 4,535 -6.4%
100 Paintsville 4,090 3,474 17.7%
101 Crescent Springs 4,036 3,807 6.0%
102 Grayson 3,976 4,216 -5.7%
103 Southgate 3,920 3,704 5.8%
104 Williamstown 3,905 3,898 0.2%
105 Crittenden 3,857 3,646 5.8%
106 Lancaster 3,842 3,521 9.1%
107 Carrollton 3,811 3,918 -2.7%
108 Stanford 3,677 3,555 3.4%
109 Prestonsburg 3,591 3,443 4.3%
110 Beaver Dam 3,562 3,376 5.5%
111 Morganfield 3,422 3,313 3.3%
112 West Liberty 3,388 3,447 -1.7%
113 Crestview Hills 3,300 3,113 6.0%
114 Russell 3,287 3,414 -3.7%
115 Hodgenville 3,212 3,145 2.1%
116 Wilder 3,088 2,925 5.6%
117 Barbourville 3,072 3,343 -8.1%
118 Providence 3,027 3,281 -7.7%
119 Park Hills 2,987 2,963 0.8%
120 Springfield 2,980 2,538 17.4%
121 Tompkinsville 2,966 2,554 16.1%
122 Indian Hills 2,961 2,871 3.1%
123 Graymoor-Devondale 2,943 2,879 2.2%
124 Marion 2,912 3,056 -4.7%
125 Pioneer Village 2,889 1,926 50.0%
126 Brandenburg 2,842 2,572 10.5%
127 Flemingsburg 2,820 2,714 3.9%
128 Simpsonville 2,815 2,466 14.2%
129 Lakeside Park 2,762 2,691 2.6%
130 Hartford 2,730 2,671 2.2%
131 Stanton 2,710 2,800 -3.2%
132 Louisa 2,703 2,907 -7.0%
133 Mount Vernon 2,701 3,322 -18.7%
134 Dawson Springs 2,672 2,810 -4.9%
135 Morgantown 2,650 2,438 8.7%
136 Cadiz 2,639 2,542 3.8%
137 Horse Cave 2,613 2,565 1.9%
138 Fulton 2,592 3,134 -17.3%
139 Falmouth 2,577 2,441 5.6%
140 Cave City 2,566 2,131 20.4%
141 Russell Springs 2,565 1,864 37.6%
142 Carlisle 2,554 2,039 25.3%
143 Eminence 2,553 2,202 15.9%
144 Eddyville 2,548 2,540 0.3%
145 Calvert City 2,513 2,604 -3.5%
146 Raceland 2,511 2,563 -2.0%
147 Hardinsburg 2,487 2,763 -10.0%
148 Brooks 2,481 3,018 -17.8%
149 Irvine 2,439 2,730 -10.7%
150 Windy Hills 2,433 2,235 8.9%
151 Claryville 2,432 2,437 -0.2%
152 Whitesburg 2,382 1,789 33.1%
153 Anchorage 2,376 2,534 -6.2%
154 Liberty 2,341 1,618 44.7%
155 Elkton 2,292 2,430 -5.7%
156 Albany 2,272 2,156 5.4%
157 Jenkins 2,245 2,459 -8.7%
158 Greensburg 2,243 2,388 -6.1%
159 Jamestown 2,187 1,485 47.3%
160 Dry Ridge 2,161 2,177 -0.7%
161 Owingsville 2,129 1,941 9.7%
162 Breckinridge Center 2,109 1,533 37.6%
163 Jackson 2,106 2,148 -2.0%
164 Hickman 2,079 2,062 0.8%
165 North Corbin 2,035 1,709 19.1%
166 Salyersville 2,033 1,793 13.4%
167 Hurstbourne Acres 2,027 1,683 20.4%
168 Junction City 2,015 2,908 -30.7%
169 Jeffersonville 1,973 1,832 7.7%
170 Lebanon Junction 1,931 1,641 17.7%
171 Sturgis 1,903 2,169 -12.3%
172 Lewisport 1,898 1,820 4.3%
173 Catlettsburg 1,895 2,011 -5.8%
174 Warsaw 1,884 1,891 -0.4%
175 Ledbetter 1,860 1,522 22.2%
176 Doe Valley 1,847 1,540 19.9%
177 Pineville 1,831 2,560 -28.5%
178 Midway 1,807 1,802 0.3%
179 Burkesville 1,789 1,981 -9.7%
180 Orchard Grass Hills 1,781 1,633 9.1%
181 Manchester 1,779 1,401 27.0%
182 Cumberland 1,724 1,896 -9.1%
183 Owenton 1,686 1,928 -12.6%
184 Edmonton 1,665 1,571 6.0%
185 Elk Creek 1,654 1,687 -2.0%
186 Taylorsville 1,618 986 64.1%
187 Munfordville 1,615 1,417 14.0%
188 Pewee Valley 1,592 1,271 25.3%
189 Worthington 1,549 1,559 -0.6%
190 Brodhead 1,500 1,288 16.5%
191 Silver Grove 1,499 1,071 40.0%
192 Worthington Hills 1,487 1,490 -0.2%
193 West Buechel 1,486 1,117 33.0%
194 Pine Knot 1,486 1,465 1.4%
195 Sebree 1,475 1,538 -4.1%
196 Vanceburg 1,462 1,997 -26.8%
197 Harlan 1,447 2,049 -29.4%
198 Earlington 1,427 1,437 -0.7%
199 Verona 1,414 1,527 -7.4%
200 St. Regis Park 1,410 1,520 -7.2%
201 Coal Run Village 1,405 1,417 -0.8%
202 Whitley City 1,400 1,222 14.6%
203 Barbourmeade 1,393 1,323 5.3%
204 Camargo 1,389 1,175 18.2%
205 Masonville 1,381 1,041 32.7%
206 Beattyville 1,375 1,285 7.0%
207 Olive Hill 1,352 1,859 -27.3%
208 Plano 1,348 1,128 19.5%
209 Coldstream 1,311 1,263 3.8%
210 Greenup 1,307 1,312 -0.4%
211 Beechwood Village 1,306 1,287 1.5%
212 Audubon Park 1,298 1,529 -15.1%
213 Clinton 1,294 1,558 -16.9%
214 Guthrie 1,291 1,611 -19.9%
215 Wurtland 1,271 1,079 17.8%
216 Auburn 1,240 1,229 0.9%
217 Irvington 1,213 1,453 -16.5%
218 Augusta 1,204 1,338 -10.0%
219 Stearns 1,190 1,381 -13.8%
220 Hebron Estates 1,187 1,018 16.6%
221 Northfield 1,181 1,201 -1.7%
222 Livermore 1,172 1,304 -10.1%
223 Clay City 1,124 1,233 -8.8%
224 Pleasureville 1,117 1,011 10.5%
225 Clarkson 1,104 897 23.1%
226 Elkhorn City 1,097 1,108 -1.0%
227 Ryland Heights 1,086 1,046 3.8%
228 Dixon 1,081 631 71.3%
229 Watterson Park 1,074 972 10.5%
230 Flat Lick 1,072 967 10.9%
231 Auxier 1,045 459 127.7%
232 Muldraugh 1,040 1,315 -20.9%
233 Lynnview 1,038 942 10.2%
234 Burgin 1,032 975 5.8%
235 New Castle 1,021 1,253 -18.5%
236 West Point 1,010 655 54.2%
237 South Shore 1,009 1,314 -23.2%
238 Adairville 1,006 810 24.2%
239 Cloverport 1,006 1,180 -14.7%
240 Mortons Gap 1,001 617 62.2%
241 Heritage Creek 1,000 1,046 -4.4%

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