The 10 Kentucky Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in Kentucky that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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

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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 38.9% increase in the Hispanic population in Kentucky.

The 10 Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

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

What's the city in Kentucky with the largest hispanic/latino population? Shelbyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Kentucky for 2021.

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.

Shelbyville, KY

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Population: 16,009
% Hispanic/Latino: 16.27%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 2,604
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.3%
More on Shelbyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oak Grove, KY

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Population: 7,338
% Hispanic/Latino: 15.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,124
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.27%
More on Oak Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mayfield, KY

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Population: 9,867
% Hispanic/Latino: 14.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,457
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.0%
More on Mayfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Versailles, KY

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Population: 9,215
% Hispanic/Latino: 11.33%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,044
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.79%
More on Versailles: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monticello, KY

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Population: 6,070
% Hispanic/Latino: 10.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 633
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.42%
More on Monticello: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lyndon, KY

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Population: 11,431
% Hispanic/Latino: 9.12%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,042
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.94%
More on Lyndon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Radcliff, KY

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Population: 22,639
% Hispanic/Latino: 8.15%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 1,844
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.62%
More on Radcliff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bowling Green, KY

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Population: 67,600
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.76%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,247
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.85%
More on Bowling Green: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lexington, KY

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Population: 320,601
% Hispanic/Latino: 7.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,063
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.1%
More on Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

La Grange, KY

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Population: 8,854
% Hispanic/Latino: 6.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 582
Percent Change Since 2010: -26.05%
More on La Grange: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Kentucky With The Largest Hispanic 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 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 16.3% to 0.0%.

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. Shelbyville took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Flatwoods 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.

There You Have It - 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. Flatwoods
  2. Edgewood
  3. Cold Spring

For more Kentucky reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Shelbyville 16.27% 16,009
2 Oak Grove 15.32% 7,338
3 Mayfield 14.77% 9,867
4 Versailles 11.33% 9,215
5 Monticello 10.43% 6,070
6 Lyndon 9.12% 11,431
7 Radcliff 8.15% 22,639
8 Bowling Green 7.76% 67,600
9 Lexington 7.19% 320,601
10 La Grange 6.57% 8,854
11 Lebanon 6.45% 5,644
12 Middletown 6.43% 7,891
13 Somerset 6.17% 11,447
14 Covington 6.01% 40,548
15 St. Matthews 5.88% 18,161
16 Louisville 5.62% 617,790
17 Elizabethtown 5.54% 29,620
18 Jeffersontown 5.32% 28,035
19 Frankfort 5.25% 27,680
20 Princeton 5.2% 6,116
21 Glasgow 5.19% 14,393
22 Newport 5.14% 15,123
23 Elsmere 5.12% 8,567
24 Berea 4.87% 15,474
25 Danville 4.84% 16,730
26 Shively 4.64% 15,726
27 Owensboro 4.51% 59,536
28 Florence 4.17% 32,369
29 Georgetown 3.88% 33,605
30 Taylor Mill 3.84% 6,763
31 Nicholasville 3.8% 30,301
32 Fort Mitchell 3.77% 8,257
33 Williamsburg 3.75% 5,260
34 Hopkinsville 3.57% 31,056
35 Henderson 3.37% 28,625
36 Cynthiana 3.37% 6,312
37 Madisonville 3.31% 18,936
38 Maysville 3.21% 8,782
39 Winchester 3.17% 18,429
40 Harrodsburg 3.16% 8,418
41 Paducah 3.1% 24,894
42 Morehead 3.04% 7,653
43 Shepherdsville 3.0% 12,218
44 Central City 2.91% 5,808
45 Murray 2.91% 19,171
46 Bardstown 2.89% 13,094
47 Franklin 2.8% 8,835
48 Erlanger 2.67% 18,967
49 Corbin 2.65% 7,325
50 Mount Washington 2.5% 14,567
51 Mount Sterling 2.48% 7,166
52 Fort Wright 2.33% 5,745
53 Richmond 2.28% 35,133
54 Campbellsville 2.24% 11,419
55 Paris 2.18% 9,817
56 Pikeville 2.17% 6,810
57 Middlesborough 2.16% 9,395
58 Highland Heights 1.78% 7,149
59 Fort Thomas 1.72% 16,308
60 Lawrenceburg 1.63% 11,350
61 Alexandria 1.5% 9,425
62 Dayton 1.44% 5,496
63 Ashland 1.42% 20,626
64 Russellville 1.34% 7,039
65 Villa Hills 1.26% 7,449
66 Independence 1.22% 27,683
67 London 0.99% 8,059
68 Hillview 0.84% 9,071
69 Union 0.8% 5,910
70 Leitchfield 0.65% 6,807
71 Douglass Hills 0.63% 5,710
72 Bellevue 0.6% 5,804
73 Cold Spring 0.25% 6,401
74 Edgewood 0.16% 8,745
75 Flatwoods 0.0% 7,160

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