10 Largest Cities in Kentucky

The largest city in Kentucky is Louisville, with a population of 344,794. Masonville is the fastest growing city in Kentucky over the past 10 years, having grown 132.05% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Louisville344,794597,337-42.28%1,309263.43
2Lexington327,924295,80310.86%1,156283.64
3Bowling Green75,14058,06729.40%1,90539.44
4Owensboro60,76757,2656.12%2,96420.50
5Covington41,02540,6400.95%3,10913.20
6Georgetown38,68429,09832.94%2,32216.66
7Richmond35,22931,36412.32%1,73320.33
8Florence32,34629,9518.00%3,03210.67
9Elizabethtown31,96628,53112.04%1,19526.75
10Nicholasville31,70928,01513.19%2,19214.47
11Hopkinsville31,10031,577-1.51%97731.83
12Independence29,46024,75719.00%1,67817.56
13Frankfort29,21825,52714.46%1,97914.77
14Jeffersontown28,85026,5958.48%2,78910.34
15Henderson27,82528,757-3.24%1,72616.12
16Paducah27,55925,02410.13%1,36620.18
17Radcliff23,31221,6887.49%1,75213.30
18Ashland21,61321,684-0.33%2,01310.74
19Erlanger19,91718,08210.15%2,3808.37
20Mount Washington19,8849,117118.10%2,1409.29
21Madisonville19,53219,591-0.30%1,10017.76
22Winchester19,28818,3685.01%2,1109.14
23Shelbyville17,93014,04527.66%2,0488.75
24Fort Thomas17,66016,3258.18%3,1145.67
25Burlington17,59615,92610.49%1,9978.81
26St. Matthews17,54617,4720.42%4,0104.38
27Danville17,43816,2187.52%1,01517.18
28Murray17,22117,741-2.93%1,48311.61
29Berea15,93513,56117.51%96516.51
30Shively15,71015,2642.92%3,4374.57
31Glasgow15,21214,0288.44%95915.86
32Shepherdsville14,79711,22231.86%1,01914.52
33Bardstown13,94111,70019.15%1,14612.17
34Newport13,92615,273-8.82%5,1032.73
35Fort Campbell North12,65313,685-7.54%2,4965.07
36Somerset12,07011,1967.81%1,03011.72
37Lawrenceburg11,97210,50513.96%1,9886.02
38Campbellsville11,8909,10830.54%1,5867.50
39Lyndon11,01011,0020.07%3,0593.60
40Alexandria10,7138,47726.38%1,5476.93
41Versailles10,7038,56824.92%1,6976.31
42Franklin10,5308,40825.24%72014.62
43Paris10,4958,55322.71%1,3277.91
44La Grange10,4638,08229.46%1,4507.22
45Francisville10,3547,94430.34%1,2218.48
46Middletown10,2047,21841.37%1,9875.13
47Mayfield10,01510,024-0.09%1,3697.31
48Oakbrook9,3149,0363.08%2,9083.20
49Elsmere9,3018,45110.06%3,5392.63
50Middlesborough9,21910,334-10.79%1,2497.38
51Harrodsburg9,2088,34010.41%1,3306.92
52Maysville8,8459,011-1.84%46618.97
53Fort Mitchell8,8028,2077.25%2,8423.10
54Hillview8,7128,1726.61%1,3396.50
55Edgewood8,4078,575-1.96%1,9734.26
56Oak Grove8,0197,4897.08%74910.70
57Corbin7,9667,3049.06%1,0097.89
58Pikeville7,9246,90314.79%36221.86
59Union7,8245,37945.45%2,3463.33
60Mount Sterling7,6906,89511.53%1,7134.49
61London7,4887,993-6.32%64711.57
62Flatwoods7,3057,423-1.59%2,2413.26
63Villa Hills7,2747,489-2.87%2,0203.60
64Fort Knox7,26610,124-28.23%35820.29
65Morehead7,2136,8455.38%7619.48
66Russellville7,2046,9603.51%66410.84
67Vine Grove6,9674,52054.14%1,0176.85
68Taylor Mill6,9276,6044.89%1,1336.11
69Highland Heights6,6106,923-4.52%2,5232.62
70Crestwood6,5134,53143.74%1,6104.05
71Wilmore6,4613,68675.28%1,5924.06
72Lebanon6,4225,53915.94%1,1825.43
73Leitchfield6,3446,699-5.30%59010.76
74Cynthiana6,3196,402-1.30%1,4404.39
75Cold Spring6,2765,9126.16%1,3224.75
76Princeton6,2586,329-1.12%6968.98
77Hebron6,2495,9295.40%9746.42
78Fort Wright5,8775,7232.69%1,7293.40
79Walton5,8243,63560.22%1,2294.74
80Central City5,7875,978-3.20%1,1055.24
81Buckner5,7755,837-1.06%7737.47
82Dayton5,7325,3387.38%4,4061.30
83Monticello5,6656,188-8.45%9655.87
84Bellevue5,4665,955-8.21%5,8590.93
85Douglass Hills5,4505,484-0.62%4,1101.33
86Hazard5,4254,45621.75%7287.45
87Williamsburg5,3425,2451.85%1,2824.17
88Columbia4,9234,45210.58%1,0174.84
89Benton4,8384,34911.24%1,0744.50
90Hendron4,7924,6872.24%9275.17
91Hurstbourne4,7774,21613.31%2,6541.80
92Massac4,6614,5053.46%1,1574.03
93Prospect4,5704,698-2.72%1,1933.83
94Reidland4,5344,4910.96%9444.80
95Greenville4,5284,3125.01%8825.13
96Paintsville4,4823,45929.58%6816.58
97Crescent Springs4,4233,80116.36%2,9611.49
98Ludlow4,3814,407-0.59%4,7830.92
99Westwood4,3154,746-9.08%1,1553.74
100Scottsville4,3134,2262.06%7086.09
101Farley4,3084,701-8.36%7255.94
102Crittenden4,0653,8156.55%1,1943.40
103Lancaster3,9913,44215.95%1,8222.19
104Williamstown3,8883,925-0.94%23316.71
105Carrollton3,8803,938-1.47%1,9062.04
106Russell3,8163,38012.90%1,1183.41
107Prestonsburg3,7673,25515.73%26714.11
108Grayson3,7584,217-10.88%1,3582.77
109Stanford3,6703,4875.25%8914.12
110Southgate3,6163,803-4.92%2,4851.46
111Beaver Dam3,5553,4094.28%1,1703.04
112Stanton3,3552,73322.76%1,4932.25
113Crestview Hills3,2663,1483.75%1,7201.90
114Morganfield3,2503,285-1.07%1,1552.81
115Hodgenville3,2413,2061.09%1,5332.11
116Barbourville3,2343,1652.18%1,2192.65
117Wilder3,2043,0355.57%8843.63
118Park Hills3,2002,9707.74%4,1180.78
119West Liberty3,1713,435-7.69%6474.90
120Claryville3,1202,35532.48%4496.94
121Simpsonville3,0922,48424.48%1,3142.35
122Flemingsburg3,0132,65813.36%1,1202.69
123Brandenburg2,9442,64311.39%7194.09
124Springfield2,9122,51915.60%7084.11
125Marion2,8923,039-4.84%8703.33
126Lakeside Park2,8752,6687.76%3,6670.78
127Indian Hills2,8582,868-0.35%1,4551.96
128Graymoor-Devondale2,8492,870-0.73%3,8660.74
129Providence2,8323,193-11.31%4706.03
130Pioneer Village2,7992,03037.88%2,2831.23
131Russell Springs2,7692,44113.44%5914.68
132Eminence2,7472,4989.97%9692.83
133Louisa2,7212,46710.30%1,2142.24
134Hartford2,6682,672-0.15%9502.81
135Cadiz2,5362,558-0.86%8542.97
136Anchorage2,5302,3487.75%8552.96
137Morgantown2,5272,3945.56%7603.33
138Calvert City2,5042,566-2.42%14017.86
139Brooks2,4832,4013.42%6743.68
140Mount Vernon2,4492,477-1.13%1,1912.06
141Windy Hills2,4352,3852.10%2,6470.92
142Hardinsburg2,3932,3432.13%6923.46
143Dawson Springs2,3902,764-13.53%6233.84
144Cave City2,3802,2406.25%5404.41
145Hickman2,3592,395-1.50%6653.55
146Masonville2,3531,014132.05%22710.36
147Beattyville2,3501,30779.80%1,0242.29
148Eddyville2,3392,554-8.42%3396.90
149Fulton2,3392,445-4.34%8092.89
150Doe Valley2,3381,93121.08%5764.06
151Raceland2,3272,424-4.00%9392.48
152Tompkinsville2,2912,402-4.62%6983.28
153Irvine2,2882,715-15.73%1,6451.39
154Junction City2,2742,2411.47%1,1401.99
155Jackson2,2392,2310.36%8932.51
156Falmouth2,2262,1692.63%1,6421.36
157Horse Cave2,1922,311-5.15%6963.15
158Greensburg2,1832,1630.92%1,0512.08
159Carlisle2,1092,0104.93%1,5881.33
160Dry Ridge2,0842,191-4.88%4135.05
161Elkton2,0542,062-0.39%8132.53
162Liberty2,0002,168-7.75%1,0651.88
163Hurstbourne Acres1,9871,8119.72%5,7430.35
164Cumberland1,8892,237-15.56%6063.12
165Jamestown1,8811,7944.85%5353.52
166Ledbetter1,8661,68310.87%3645.12
167Jenkins1,8422,203-16.39%2088.85
168Warsaw1,7911,61510.90%1,8810.95
169Lewisport1,7871,6707.01%1,8750.95
170Harlan1,7821,7452.12%1,3691.30
171Catlettsburg1,7641,856-4.96%1,3251.33
172Owenton1,7541,32732.18%9231.90
173Jeffersonville1,7481,50616.07%6372.74
174Midway1,7341,6415.67%1,4911.16
175Lebanon Junction1,7321,813-4.47%3075.64
176North Corbin1,7171,773-3.16%9651.78
177Albany1,7062,033-16.08%7502.27
178Sturgis1,7031,898-10.27%1,0871.57
179Munfordville1,7001,6155.26%7592.24
180Whitesburg1,6992,139-20.57%5423.13
181Edmonton1,6871,5955.77%4433.81
182Pineville1,6681,732-3.70%5073.29
183Coal Run Village1,6611,706-2.64%1898.77
184Auburn1,6391,34022.31%8801.86
185Pewee Valley1,6141,45610.85%8351.93
186Owingsville1,6051,5304.90%6392.51
187Worthington Hills1,5871,4469.75%6,1990.26
188Olive Hill1,5761,599-1.44%8271.91
189Sebree1,5681,603-2.18%5342.94
190Manchester1,5641,25524.62%5572.81
191Verona1,5631,4557.42%12812.24
192Salyersville1,5331,883-18.59%6212.47
193Orchard Grass Hills1,5241,595-4.45%3,9280.39
194Worthington1,4791,609-8.08%1,3021.14
195St. Regis Park1,4341,454-1.38%4,0620.35
196Audubon Park1,4251,473-3.26%4,3980.32
197Vanceburg1,4101,518-7.11%1,1751.20
198West Buechel1,3981,23013.66%2,1880.64
199Burkesville1,3621,521-10.45%5292.57
200Stearns1,3551,416-4.31%3374.02
201Taylorsville1,35476377.46%1,4910.91
202Coldstream1,3351,10021.36%6,0410.22
203Pine Knot1,3321,621-17.83%2086.40
204Guthrie1,3121,419-7.54%6701.96
205Beechwood Village1,2721,324-3.93%4,5760.28
206Plano1,2451,11711.46%1,2061.03
207Irvington1,2411,1815.08%1,4130.88
208Heritage Creek1,2351,07614.78%2,7320.45
209Earlington1,2251,413-13.31%4342.82
210Clay City1,2171,07713.00%1,1491.06
211Barbourmeade1,2161,218-0.16%3,0860.39
212Livermore1,2021,365-11.94%1,1641.03
213Clinton1,1881,388-14.41%7371.61
214Silver Grove1,1641,1025.63%1,0301.13
215Breckinridge Center1,1222,080-46.06%4282.62
216Cloverport1,1131,152-3.39%7621.46
217Annville1,1041,0950.82%1388.01
218Brodhead1,0991,211-9.25%6301.75
219Augusta1,0781,190-9.41%9061.19
220Greenup1,0771,188-9.34%1,3330.81
221Muldraugh1,05894711.72%2,0230.52
222South Shore1,0541,122-6.06%1,6040.66
223Elkhorn City1,0459826.42%1357.72
224Hawesville1,0399459.95%6431.62
225Watterson Park1,0109763.48%7011.44
226Camargo1,0081,081-6.75%4612.19
227Clay1,0011,181-15.24%1,1610.86
228Hebron Estates1,0001,087-8.00%1,6920.59
229Bloomfield98583817.54%6851.44
230Northfield9851,020-3.43%2,0910.47
231West Point98479723.46%3692.67
232Burgin9819651.66%7811.26
233Wurtland981995-1.41%5551.77
234Dixon96378622.52%7711.25
235Lynnview9519144.05%5,1130.19
236Woodlawn Park9479420.53%3,9130.24
237Clarkson9458758.00%8881.06
238Nortonville9311,204-22.67%8031.16
239Rolling Hills930959-3.02%4,9210.19
240Whitley City9281,170-20.68%4022.31
241Bellefonte9268884.28%1,0510.88
242Bellemeade9178656.01%3,1300.29
243Uniontown9151,002-8.68%1,0760.85
244Ryland Heights9021,022-11.74%1725.24
245Goshen888909-2.31%4,5080.20
246Brownsville8838365.62%3382.61
247Ferguson878924-4.98%4182.10
248New Castle878912-3.73%2,1410.41
249Pembroke865869-0.46%7821.11
250Cannonsburg8648560.93%4961.74
251Langdon Place856936-8.55%5,0060.17
252Fincastle8548174.53%4,0090.21
253La Center8441,009-16.35%1,3950.60
254Campbellsburg8408133.32%6351.32
255Evarts839962-12.79%2,1960.38
256South Wallins834859-2.91%1336.27
257Adairville833852-2.23%7091.18
258Flat Lick828960-13.75%1734.78
259East Bernstadt82771615.50%3912.11
260Plantation824832-0.96%4,0790.20
261White Plains817884-7.58%2513.25
262Stamping Ground80864325.66%1,3740.59
263Hollow Creek8037832.55%3,4760.23
264McKee8038000.38%3342.40
265Powderly7967456.85%5091.56
266Blue Ridge Manor7957673.65%4,2740.19
267Beechmont79468915.24%4371.82
268Perryville7887514.93%1,0090.78
269New Haven786855-8.07%1,3600.58
270Pleasureville767834-8.03%1,5850.48
271Hanson7627422.70%3242.35
272Smiths Grove7607146.44%9740.78
273Woodland Hills7446966.90%3,5260.21
274Corydon7417202.92%1,3650.54
275Millersburg739792-6.69%1,8020.41
276Lewisburg736810-9.14%6331.16
277Phelps734893-17.81%927.99
278Rolling Fields73464613.62%3,1640.23
279McRoberts733784-6.51%1315.60
280Meadow Vale728736-1.09%3,7330.20
281Auxier7256698.37%7860.92
282Loretto7257131.68%2273.19
283Crab Orchard724841-13.91%4151.75
284Calhoun717763-6.03%1,0960.65
285Bromley716763-6.16%1,9090.38
286Salem716752-4.79%8400.85
287Bardwell712723-1.52%8240.86
288Green Spring711715-0.56%2,6630.27
289Burnside71061116.20%1873.79
290Un7086833.66%5211.36
291Garrison703866-18.82%2612.70
292Mortons Gap700863-18.89%5911.18
293Strathmoor Village6926486.79%6,6540.10
294Hindman685777-11.84%2203.11
295Spring Valley6796543.82%3,4290.20
296Seneca Gardens670696-3.74%4,3790.15
297Wickliffe666688-3.20%5831.14
298Brooksville6566422.18%1,3900.47
299Butler6526126.54%3,4320.19
300Barlow649675-3.85%1,1780.55
301Science Hill649693-6.35%8470.77
302Betsy Layne643688-6.54%3551.81
303Lynch640747-14.32%2,1400.30
304Kevil63937669.95%1,1230.57
305Brownsboro Farm638648-1.54%2,8110.23
306Sandy Hook635675-5.93%6470.98
307Crofton633749-15.49%9970.64
308Park City63053717.32%4291.47
309Frenchburg62548628.60%7440.84
310Kuttawa625649-3.70%2852.19
311Symsonia6246151.46%4111.52
312Parkway Village617650-5.08%7,0110.09
313Cawood610731-16.55%4181.46
314Glenview60853114.50%4271.43
315North Middletown604643-6.07%1,8140.33
316Milton5945743.48%4021.48
317Whitesville5865526.16%1,3660.43
318Buffalo58549817.47%4951.18
319Cecilia5755720.52%4021.43
320Sonora57551312.09%4241.36
321Hardin572615-6.99%8170.70
322Wellington564565-0.18%6,1980.09
323Murray Hill561582-3.61%4,3150.13
324Wingo561632-11.23%5750.97
325Ravenna560605-7.44%1,7890.31
326Westwood559634-11.83%4,6200.12
327South Williamson554602-7.97%2811.97
328Summersville547568-3.70%1892.89
329Magnolia5375242.48%2632.04
330Benham5145002.80%2,1970.23
331Hollyvilla514537-4.28%1,5070.34
332Caneyville513608-15.63%3111.65
333Bedford512599-14.52%1,8820.27
334Inez512717-28.59%2971.72
335Bancroft5054942.23%3,3220.15
336Plum Springs50545311.48%9510.53
337Fleming-Neon504770-34.55%3121.61
338Riverwood50244612.56%2,4130.21
339Martin489634-22.87%6680.73
340Houston Acres488507-3.75%3,3890.14
341Petersburg476620-23.23%766.28
342Drakesboro475515-7.77%8610.55
343Loyall4741,461-67.56%1,6070.29
344Mayking473487-2.87%3071.54
345Melbourne47040117.21%5630.83
346Pippa Passes456533-14.45%1,0220.45
347Wheelwright455780-41.67%2581.76
348Crestview448475-5.68%2,8350.16
349Briarwood4474352.76%4,7050.10
350Chaplin4444186.22%3211.38
351River Bluff4424039.68%1,8730.24
352Norbourne Estates437441-0.91%5,4630.08
353Forest Hills436444-1.80%1,5090.29
354Robards435515-15.53%1443.03
355Fox Chase434447-2.91%1,1360.38
356Moorland4334310.46%4,6060.09
357Fordsville430524-17.94%9600.45
358Artemus425590-27.97%3151.35
359Island423458-7.64%1,2550.34
360Sacramento421468-10.04%9790.43
361Richlawn4174052.96%4,1290.10
362Emlyn415427-2.81%5820.71
363Centertown414423-2.13%1,3230.31
364Salvisa408420-2.86%2221.84
365Maceo402413-2.66%2701.49
366Diablock401453-11.48%1,9750.20
367Kingsley4013815.25%5,5690.07
368Gamaliel3953765.05%6980.57
369Fancy Farm391458-14.63%4460.88
370Glenview Hills38931921.94%3,0870.13
371Hazel386410-5.85%1,1030.35
372Poplar Hills3843626.08%15,3600.03
373Hustonville383405-5.43%5190.74
374Norwood3813702.97%3,2290.12
375Wayland381426-10.56%1452.62
376Old Brownsboro Place3803537.65%2,8790.13
377Sharpsburg37332315.48%1,8930.20
378Ghent37132314.86%5220.71
379Fredonia366401-8.73%5890.62
380McHenry365388-5.93%5640.65
381Mount Olivet35729919.40%4320.83
382Strathmoor Manor3533374.75%6,1930.06
383Payne Gap3513296.69%1542.28
384Glencoe348360-3.33%1971.76
385Bellewood3443217.17%4,2470.08
386Grand Rivers337382-11.78%1821.85
387Vicco325334-2.69%3880.84
388Sadieville3243036.93%2991.08
389Pleasant View322350-8.00%4080.79
390Rockholds318390-18.46%2681.19
391Pathfork316379-16.62%2541.24
392Trenton314384-18.23%5530.57
393Hunters Hollow312386-19.17%4,3330.07
394Eubank311319-2.51%3670.85
395Waverly3113080.97%1,1650.27
396Brownsboro Village306319-4.08%4,0800.07
397Gilbertsville306458-33.19%3021.01
398Creekside3053050.00%4,0130.08
399Goose Creek3052943.74%4,9190.06
400Willisburg3042827.80%4430.69
401Cerulean301314-4.14%1182.55
402Belleview300343-12.54%2211.36
403Druid Hills297308-3.57%3,3370.09
404Spring Mill2962873.14%5,3820.06
405Lakeview Heights29518559.46%2,0920.14
406Woodburn293355-17.46%6850.43
407Campton292441-33.79%2921.00
408Summer Shade292307-4.89%1442.03
409Hyden291365-20.27%2251.30
410Beech Grove29024319.34%1571.84
411Jeff287323-11.15%3790.76
412Wildwood2852619.20%3,8510.07
413Freeburn276399-30.83%2281.21
414Sedalia275295-6.78%2321.18
415High Bridge27424213.22%1262.18
416Virgie274279-1.79%2681.02
417St. Charles273277-1.44%2750.99
418Bonnieville2712556.27%4930.55
419Bradfordsville266294-9.52%9850.27
420Spottsville264325-18.77%5610.47
421Warfield264269-1.86%3200.82
422Rockport262266-1.50%3770.69
423Manor Creek26014085.71%4,7270.06
424Mays Lick2542424.96%3980.64
425Dexter253277-8.66%4600.55
426Arlington252324-22.22%6700.38
427Fairview252286-11.89%2091.21
428Pryorsburg252311-18.97%2021.25
429Boston251266-5.64%1281.96
430Westport249268-7.09%3090.81
431Berry248264-6.06%9730.26
432Hiseville2482403.33%3400.73
433Rabbit Hash242315-23.17%475.10
434Broeck Pointe239272-12.13%3,3660.07
435Sparta2362312.16%386.26
436Farmers235284-17.25%2750.85
437Salt Lick235303-22.44%3010.78
438Farmington232245-5.31%1511.53
439Smithland228301-24.25%4510.51
440Corinth224232-3.45%1062.12
441Coldiron222223-0.45%1,1560.19
442Mentor22219315.03%2970.75
443Crossgate221225-1.78%4,3330.05
444Dwale221329-32.83%3630.61
445Ewing220264-16.67%8800.25
446Fountain Run216217-0.46%1641.32
447Dover215252-14.68%4990.43
448Burna211257-17.90%1571.34
449Glenview Manor2101919.95%2,4420.09
450Woodlawn208229-9.17%3,5250.06
451Nebo207236-12.29%8350.25
452Oneida204410-50.24%1002.04
453Ezel203235-13.62%2290.89
454Mackville203222-8.56%5010.41
455Elizaville1921816.08%1871.03
456Oakland192225-14.67%1371.40
457Sanders189238-20.59%6430.29
458Maryhill Estates1871794.47%4,6750.04
459Thornhill1871785.06%4,1560.04
460Booneville18681129.63%1291.45
461Kenvir186297-37.37%6370.29
462Slaughters184216-14.81%8000.23
463Ekron18313535.56%1,1300.16
464Worthville181185-2.16%7100.26
465Allen180193-6.74%1,0060.18
466LaFayette1791658.48%6940.26
467Mockingbird Valley1771675.99%8550.21
468Prestonville1731617.45%7970.22
469Bandana171203-15.76%911.89
470Manitou171181-5.52%2590.66
471Bremen168197-14.72%8120.21
472Sycamore1681605.00%9,8820.02
473Hazel Green161228-29.39%1501.08
474Cambridge160175-8.57%2,9090.06
475Crayne159173-8.09%1431.11
476Raywick15913418.66%1770.90
477McCarr156164-4.88%6370.24
478Hardyville155156-0.64%2460.63
479Livingston154226-31.86%4920.31
480Hills and Dales1461422.82%1,4600.10
481Fairview1441430.70%1980.73
482Germantown144154-6.49%1,1800.12
483Meadowview Estates142363-60.88%2,2540.06
484New Hope1411299.30%2290.62
485Onton138141-2.13%1670.82
486Lincolnshire135148-8.78%2,8130.05
487Columbus134170-21.18%4210.32
488Marrowbone133217-38.71%1041.27
489South Carrollton133184-27.72%5260.25
490Smithfield12810620.75%9410.14
491Lovelaceville120148-18.92%2380.51
492Cayce119123-3.25%731.63
493Hickory Hill1191144.39%4,5770.03
494Fairfield1181134.42%4130.29
495Gracey113138-18.12%4710.24
496Meadowbrook Farm113136-16.91%4,3460.03
497Rosine110113-2.65%2280.48
498Blackey107120-10.83%2450.44
499Monterey106138-23.19%4120.26
500Rochester106152-30.26%2270.47

Top 500 Cities in Kentucky by Population

The southeastern state of Kentucky is ranked 26th among all states in the United States in terms of population, with a total estimated population of 4.4 million per 2017 estimates. Louisville and the Jefferson County metro government balance is the most populated city in the state, with a population of 615,366. The second most-populous city and the only other city with a population that exceeds 100,000 is the Lexington-Fayette urban county with a total population count of 314,488. There is a total of 36 cities with populations that land between 10,000 and 100,000. Frankfort, the state’s capital, is ranked 13 among all other cities by population, with just 27,830 residents.

There is a total of 419 cities in the entire state. These cities are divided into two classes based on their type of government and not their population, as is seen in many other U.S. states. First class cities hold a mayor-alderman style of government, while home rule class use any other form of government. This system was changed in 2015 from one that divided cities across six classes based on their population. There are multiple cities throughout Kentucky that have populations that fall under 1,000 people, while there are a handful that have even lower populations that don’t even hit 100. The smallest city per estimates in 2015 is South Park View, which has a population of just seven people.

Map of Cities in Kentucky

Kentucky Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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