The 10 Kentucky Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2022


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Kentucky that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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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 43.1% increase in the Hispanic population in Kentucky.

The 10 Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

  1. Oak Grove
  2. Shelbyville
  3. Mayfield
  4. Versailles
  5. Radcliff
  6. Monticello
  7. Bowling Green
  8. Lexington
  9. Covington
  10. Lebanon

What's the city in Kentucky with the largest hispanic/latino population? Oak Grove took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Kentucky for 2022.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 7,332
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.3%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,122
Percent Change Since 2010: 65.98%
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Oak Grove, KY

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Population: 16,244
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,433
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.2%
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Shelbyville, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 9,823
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,330
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.45%
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Mayfield, KY

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Population: 9,251
% Hispanic/Latino: 13.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.21%
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Versailles, KY

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Population: 22,796
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,074
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.42%
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Radcliff, KY

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4
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Population: 5,999
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 524
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.93%
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Monticello, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 71,628
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.68%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,501
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.77%
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Bowling Green, KY

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6
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Population: 322,200
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,242
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.1%
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Lexington, KY

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5
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Population: 40,466
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,877
Percent Change Since 2010: 116.48%
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Covington, KY

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,960
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 408
Percent Change Since 2010: 163.23%
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Lebanon, KY

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Hispanic 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 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 15.3% to 0.1%.

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. Oak Grove took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Edgewood 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.

Summary: 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. Edgewood
  2. Cold Spring
  3. Leitchfield

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Oak Grove 15.3% 7,332
2 Shelbyville 14.98% 16,244
3 Mayfield 13.54% 9,823
4 Versailles 13.12% 9,251
5 Radcliff 9.1% 22,796
6 Monticello 8.73% 5,999
7 Bowling Green 7.68% 71,628
8 Lexington 7.21% 322,200
9 Covington 7.11% 40,466
10 Lebanon 6.85% 5,960
11 Lyndon 6.54% 11,451
12 Louisville 6.1% 618,733
13 Elsmere 6.03% 8,617
14 Frankfort 5.4% 27,705
15 Jeffersontown 5.35% 27,933
16 Georgetown 5.32% 34,362
17 Glasgow 5.15% 14,394
18 Elizabethtown 4.85% 30,179
19 Berea 4.73% 15,773
20 Middletown 4.69% 7,885
21 Winchester 4.64% 18,520
22 Bardstown 4.61% 13,169
23 Somerset 4.58% 11,548
24 Owensboro 4.57% 59,796
25 Danville 4.43% 16,801
26 Mount Washington 4.33% 14,699
27 La Grange 4.31% 8,938
28 Morehead 4.17% 7,653
29 Shively 4.03% 15,723
30 Newport 4.03% 15,045
31 St. Matthews 3.99% 18,022
32 Nicholasville 3.79% 30,549
33 Harrodsburg 3.69% 8,480
34 Maysville 3.61% 8,752
35 Madisonville 3.57% 18,801
36 Princeton 3.5% 6,087
37 Henderson 3.49% 28,469
38 Florence 3.47% 32,721
39 Corbin 3.28% 7,558
40 Bellevue 2.94% 5,786
41 Cynthiana 2.92% 6,270
42 Taylor Mill 2.89% 6,805
43 Murray 2.86% 19,254
44 Hopkinsville 2.86% 31,052
45 Paducah 2.85% 24,947
46 Franklin 2.68% 8,909
47 Ashland 2.64% 20,449
48 Paris 2.56% 9,776
49 Central City 2.55% 5,770
50 Mount Sterling 2.55% 7,190
51 Erlanger 2.45% 19,106
52 Williamsburg 2.43% 5,266
53 Richmond 2.38% 35,744
54 Middlesborough 2.23% 9,242
55 Russellville 2.21% 7,056
56 Shepherdsville 2.17% 13,757
57 Fort Wright 2.12% 5,766
58 Villa Hills 2.02% 7,475
59 Fort Mitchell 1.94% 8,278
60 Alexandria 1.84% 9,600
61 Dayton 1.77% 5,550
62 Highland Heights 1.71% 7,372
63 Campbellsville 1.58% 11,370
64 Fort Thomas 1.45% 16,335
65 London 1.35% 8,058
66 Lawrenceburg 1.23% 11,416
67 Independence 1.19% 28,119
68 Hillview 1.08% 9,066
69 Pikeville 0.83% 6,642
70 Flatwoods 0.78% 7,143
71 Union 0.75% 5,988
72 Douglass Hills 0.74% 5,713
73 Leitchfield 0.5% 6,789
74 Cold Spring 0.11% 6,481
75 Edgewood 0.06% 8,779

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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 Hispanic/Latino population.

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