The 10 Kentucky Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Kentucky with the largest Asian population.

Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a "minority of the minority", generally. But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in Kentucky is 64,764 - at 1.5% of the total population of Kentucky.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups -- Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

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

Here are the cities in Kentucky with the largest Asian population in 2021:

  1. Jeffersontown
  2. Union
  3. Bowling Green
  4. Elizabethtown
  5. Fort Mitchell
  6. Lexington
  7. Radcliff
  8. Highland Heights
  9. Louisville
  10. Florence

Which city in Kentucky had the largest Asian population? Jeffersontown took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Kentucky for 2021. 6.01% of Jeffersontown identify as Asian.

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Kentucky For 2021

Jeffersontown, KY

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 28,035
% Asian: 6.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,685
Percent Change Since 2010: 146.35%
More on Jeffersontown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,910
% Asian: 5.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 323
Percent Change Since 2010: 105.73%
More on Union: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bowling Green, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 67,600
% Asian: 4.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,324
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.63%
More on Bowling Green: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elizabethtown, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,620
% Asian: 3.83%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,135
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.21%
More on Elizabethtown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Mitchell, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,257
% Asian: 3.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 310
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.57%
More on Fort Mitchell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 320,601
% Asian: 3.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,004
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.67%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Radcliff, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 22,639
% Asian: 2.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 675
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.33%
More on Radcliff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland Heights, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,149
% Asian: 2.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 211
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.98%
More on Highland Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Louisville, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 617,790
% Asian: 2.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,406
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.06%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 32,369
% Asian: 2.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 852
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.38%
More on Florence: Real Estate | Data

How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Asian Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 Asian alone.

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 Asian. The percentages ranked from 6.0% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Jeffersontown took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Corbin was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Kentucky ranked by population of Asian 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 - Asian Populations Across Kentucky

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Kentucky:

  1. Corbin
  2. Cynthiana
  3. Elsmere

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Jeffersontown 6.01% 28,035
2 Union 5.47% 5,910
3 Bowling Green 4.92% 67,600
4 Elizabethtown 3.83% 29,620
5 Fort Mitchell 3.75% 8,257
6 Lexington 3.74% 320,601
7 Radcliff 2.98% 22,639
8 Highland Heights 2.95% 7,149
9 Louisville 2.66% 617,790
10 Florence 2.63% 32,369
11 Frankfort 2.56% 27,680
12 Fort Wright 2.49% 5,745
13 Douglass Hills 2.29% 5,710
14 Owensboro 2.29% 59,536
15 Erlanger 2.28% 18,967
16 Murray 2.15% 19,171
17 St. Matthews 2.11% 18,161
18 London 2.02% 8,059
19 Campbellsville 1.81% 11,419
20 Middletown 1.75% 7,891
21 Morehead 1.72% 7,653
22 Hillview 1.7% 9,071
23 Lyndon 1.59% 11,431
24 Maysville 1.57% 8,782
25 Independence 1.53% 27,683
26 Shelbyville 1.53% 16,009
27 Hopkinsville 1.53% 31,056
28 La Grange 1.51% 8,854
29 Georgetown 1.49% 33,605
30 Nicholasville 1.46% 30,301
31 Danville 1.36% 16,730
32 Paris 1.34% 9,817
33 Madisonville 1.34% 18,936
34 Pikeville 1.34% 6,810
35 Edgewood 1.33% 8,745
36 Richmond 1.3% 35,133
37 Williamsburg 1.27% 5,260
38 Central City 1.22% 5,808
39 Fort Thomas 1.21% 16,308
40 Franklin 1.15% 8,835
41 Oak Grove 1.04% 7,338
42 Winchester 1.02% 18,429
43 Shepherdsville 0.94% 12,218
44 Harrodsburg 0.88% 8,418
45 Paducah 0.84% 24,894
46 Flatwoods 0.81% 7,160
47 Mayfield 0.8% 9,867
48 Cold Spring 0.75% 6,401
49 Ashland 0.69% 20,626
50 Covington 0.66% 40,548
51 Henderson 0.63% 28,625
52 Somerset 0.59% 11,447
53 Versailles 0.55% 9,215
54 Berea 0.55% 15,474
55 Middlesborough 0.46% 9,395
56 Glasgow 0.44% 14,393
57 Russellville 0.43% 7,039
58 Mount Washington 0.42% 14,567
59 Shively 0.38% 15,726
60 Villa Hills 0.34% 7,449
61 Bellevue 0.33% 5,804
62 Bardstown 0.31% 13,094
63 Alexandria 0.27% 9,425
64 Taylor Mill 0.19% 6,763
65 Dayton 0.18% 5,496
66 Newport 0.17% 15,123
67 Lebanon 0.12% 5,644
68 Mount Sterling 0.04% 7,166
69 Princeton 0.0% 6,116
70 Monticello 0.0% 6,070
71 Leitchfield 0.0% 6,807
72 Lawrenceburg 0.0% 11,350
73 Elsmere 0.0% 8,567
74 Cynthiana 0.0% 6,312
75 Corbin 0.0% 7,325

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