The 10 Kentucky Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


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

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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 67,524 - 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 2022:

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

Which city in Kentucky had the largest Asian population? Jeffersontown took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Kentucky for 2022. 5.82% 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 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 27,933
% Asian: 5.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,626
Percent Change Since 2010: 137.72%
More on Jeffersontown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jeffersontown, KY

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5
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Population: 71,628
% Asian: 5.8%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,155
Percent Change Since 2010: 83.28%
More on Bowling Green: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bowling Green, KY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,988
% Asian: 4.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 287
Percent Change Since 2010: 82.8%
More on Union: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,885
% Asian: 4.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 344
Percent Change Since 2010: 124.84%
More on Middletown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Middletown, KY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 32,721
% Asian: 4.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,407
Percent Change Since 2010: 105.4%
More on Florence: Real Estate | Data

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6
/10

Population: 7,372
% Asian: 4.16%
# Of Asian Residents: 307
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.74%
More on Highland Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland Heights, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 322,200
% Asian: 3.97%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,785
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.98%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 30,179
% Asian: 3.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,027
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.2%
More on Elizabethtown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elizabethtown, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 22,796
% Asian: 3.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 733
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.81%
More on Radcliff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Radcliff, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,266
% Asian: 3.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 162
Percent Change Since 2010: 315.38%
More on Williamsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Williamsburg, KY

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Asian Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 5.8% 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 Cynthiana 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.

Summary: 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. Cynthiana
  2. Lawrenceburg
  3. Middlesborough

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Kentucky

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Jeffersontown 5.82% 27,933
2 Bowling Green 5.8% 71,628
3 Union 4.79% 5,988
4 Middletown 4.36% 7,885
5 Florence 4.3% 32,721
6 Highland Heights 4.16% 7,372
7 Lexington 3.97% 322,200
8 Elizabethtown 3.4% 30,179
9 Radcliff 3.22% 22,796
10 Williamsburg 3.08% 5,266
11 St. Matthews 2.82% 18,022
12 Louisville 2.64% 618,733
13 Fort Wright 2.58% 5,766
14 Frankfort 2.44% 27,705
15 Erlanger 2.41% 19,106
16 Owensboro 2.36% 59,796
17 Murray 2.28% 19,254
18 Douglass Hills 1.86% 5,713
19 Hopkinsville 1.82% 31,052
20 Maysville 1.71% 8,752
21 Richmond 1.69% 35,744
22 Madisonville 1.68% 18,801
23 Campbellsville 1.64% 11,370
24 Harrodsburg 1.6% 8,480
25 La Grange 1.6% 8,938
26 Morehead 1.59% 7,653
27 Shelbyville 1.51% 16,244
28 Lyndon 1.49% 11,451
29 London 1.49% 8,058
30 Pikeville 1.48% 6,642
31 Alexandria 1.47% 9,600
32 Georgetown 1.41% 34,362
33 Nicholasville 1.38% 30,549
34 Elsmere 1.38% 8,617
35 Danville 1.33% 16,801
36 Fort Thomas 1.32% 16,335
37 Franklin 1.22% 8,909
38 Paducah 1.19% 24,947
39 Winchester 1.16% 18,520
40 Somerset 1.16% 11,548
41 Hillview 1.13% 9,066
42 Fort Mitchell 1.11% 8,278
43 Edgewood 1.05% 8,779
44 Covington 0.99% 40,466
45 Versailles 0.94% 9,251
46 Mount Washington 0.91% 14,699
47 Independence 0.91% 28,119
48 Berea 0.83% 15,773
49 Shepherdsville 0.8% 13,757
50 Ashland 0.73% 20,449
51 Flatwoods 0.62% 7,143
52 Henderson 0.5% 28,469
53 Oak Grove 0.49% 7,332
54 Shively 0.48% 15,723
55 Mayfield 0.48% 9,823
56 Glasgow 0.45% 14,394
57 Central City 0.45% 5,770
58 Villa Hills 0.33% 7,475
59 Russellville 0.33% 7,056
60 Taylor Mill 0.32% 6,805
61 Bellevue 0.28% 5,786
62 Newport 0.25% 15,045
63 Bardstown 0.24% 13,169
64 Mount Sterling 0.19% 7,190
65 Lebanon 0.17% 5,960
66 Dayton 0.14% 5,550
67 Leitchfield 0.0% 6,789
68 Cold Spring 0.0% 6,481
69 Corbin 0.0% 7,558
70 Princeton 0.0% 6,087
71 Paris 0.0% 9,776
72 Monticello 0.0% 5,999
73 Middlesborough 0.0% 9,242
74 Lawrenceburg 0.0% 11,416
75 Cynthiana 0.0% 6,270

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Kentucky with the largest Asian population.

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