10 Largest Cities in Kentucky

The largest city in Kentucky is Louisville, with a population of 615,924. Manitou is the fastest growing city in Kentucky over the past 10 years, having grown 139.78% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Louisville615,924596,4823.26%2,338263.43
2Lexington324,604296,8489.35%1,144283.64
3Bowling Green74,36359,72724.50%1,88539.44
4Owensboro60,90357,5115.90%2,97120.50
5Covington40,18140,499-0.79%3,04513.20
6Richmond36,83931,69216.24%1,81220.33
7Georgetown36,22829,20324.06%2,17416.66
8Florence33,78429,66713.88%3,16710.67
9Nicholasville31,19128,08311.07%2,15614.47
10Elizabethtown30,65128,4257.83%1,14626.75
11Hopkinsville30,41232,077-5.19%95531.83
12Independence29,27124,88417.63%1,66717.56
13Frankfort27,82727,3301.82%1,88514.77
14Henderson27,80128,948-3.96%1,72516.12
15Jeffersontown27,33527,854-1.86%2,64310.34
16Paducah24,86325,002-0.56%1,23220.18
17Radcliff22,97222,6041.63%1,72713.30
18Ashland19,58221,712-9.81%1,82410.74
19Erlanger19,55618,1687.64%2,3378.37
20Murray19,41317,8468.78%1,67211.61
21Winchester18,60018,3551.33%2,0359.14
22Madisonville18,31719,803-7.50%1,03117.76
23St. Matthews18,01117,6002.34%4,1164.38
24Burlington17,40115,9269.26%1,9748.81
25Shelbyville17,25714,27820.86%1,9718.75
26Danville16,71716,2682.76%97317.18
27Berea16,59413,67321.36%1,00516.51
28Fort Thomas15,99916,177-1.10%2,8215.67
29Shively15,59115,2812.03%3,4114.57
30Mount Washington15,04913,55611.01%1,6209.29
31Glasgow14,64714,0264.43%92415.86
32Newport14,64615,466-5.30%5,3672.73
33Fort Campbell North13,73513,6850.37%2,7095.07
34Bardstown13,47512,5787.13%1,10712.17
35Shepherdsville12,64011,37211.15%87114.52
36Somerset11,76711,2554.55%1,00411.72
37Campbellsville11,68610,8168.04%1,5597.50
38Lawrenceburg11,60311,0225.27%1,9276.02
39Lyndon11,37911,0193.27%3,1623.60
40Alexandria9,9738,50017.33%1,4406.93
41Mayfield9,72910,057-3.26%1,3307.31
42Versailles9,4208,8166.85%1,4946.31
43Francisville9,3877,94418.16%1,1078.48
44Hillview9,3598,48410.31%1,4396.50
45Paris9,3419,815-4.83%1,1817.91
46Franklin9,1588,4738.08%62714.62
47La Grange9,1498,09413.03%1,2687.22
48Oakbrook9,0239,036-0.14%2,8173.20
49Edgewood8,7938,6102.13%2,0634.26
50Middlesborough8,71410,197-14.54%1,1807.38
51Maysville8,6989,030-3.68%45818.97
52Harrodsburg8,6978,3604.03%1,2576.92
53Fort Knox8,69510,124-14.11%42920.29
54Elsmere8,5858,3912.31%3,2672.63
55Fort Mitchell8,2278,1670.73%2,6563.10
56London8,0587,9990.74%69711.57
57Middletown7,8497,5853.48%1,5295.13
58Morehead7,5106,8779.20%7939.48
59Villa Hills7,4697,3132.13%2,0743.60
60Oak Grove7,3647,514-2.00%68810.70
61Mount Sterling7,2756,9055.36%1,6214.49
62Russellville7,1896,9703.14%66310.84
63Corbin7,1847,308-1.70%9107.89
64Flatwoods6,9997,432-5.83%2,1483.26
65Leitchfield6,9166,6633.80%64310.76
66Taylor Mill6,8086,6512.36%1,1146.11
67Cold Spring6,7635,97813.13%1,4244.75
68Highland Heights6,6917,033-4.86%2,5542.62
69Vine Grove6,6855,18728.88%9766.85
70Wilmore6,5175,91310.21%1,6064.06
71Hebron6,4615,9298.97%1,0076.42
72Pikeville6,3897,033-9.16%29221.86
73Cynthiana6,3816,406-0.39%1,4544.39
74Union6,1925,37515.20%1,8573.33
75Princeton6,1236,340-3.42%6818.98
76Monticello5,9206,190-4.36%1,0095.87
77Dayton5,7555,3517.55%4,4241.30
78Lebanon5,7545,5523.64%1,0595.43
79Fort Wright5,7415,6801.07%1,6893.40
80Douglass Hills5,6875,5033.34%4,2891.33
81Central City5,6425,982-5.68%1,0775.24
82Bellevue5,6095,958-5.86%6,0120.93
83Buckner5,5455,837-5.00%7427.47
84Williamsburg5,3305,1603.29%1,2794.17
85Hendron5,2284,68711.54%1,0125.17
86Crestwood5,1514,54913.23%1,2734.05
87Massac5,0644,50512.41%1,2574.03
88Prospect4,8954,6984.19%1,2773.83
89Westwood4,7064,746-0.84%1,2603.74
90Hazard4,6605,476-14.90%6267.45
91Scottsville4,6454,2399.58%7626.09
92Columbia4,5804,5690.24%9464.84
93Ludlow4,4884,546-1.28%4,9000.92
94Benton4,4214,533-2.47%9824.50
95Hurstbourne4,3724,2273.43%2,4291.80
96Reidland4,2654,491-5.03%8884.80
97Farley4,2454,701-9.70%7145.94
98Walton4,1523,65213.69%8764.74
99Southgate4,1253,7878.93%2,8351.46
100Greenville4,1184,485-8.18%8025.13
101Crescent Springs4,0843,9433.58%2,7341.49
102Lancaster3,9013,8112.36%1,7812.19
103Paintsville3,8944,229-7.92%5926.58
104Williamstown3,8933,929-0.92%23316.71
105Crittenden3,8743,8181.47%1,1383.40
106Grayson3,8124,115-7.36%1,3772.77
107Carrollton3,7123,935-5.67%1,8232.04
108Stanford3,6303,744-3.04%8814.12
109West Liberty3,5703,3018.15%7284.90
110Rineyville3,5657814.57
111Beaver Dam3,5433,5051.08%1,1663.04
112Prestonsburg3,4783,834-9.29%24714.11
113Crestview Hills3,4673,13110.73%1,8261.90
114Morganfield3,3243,515-5.43%1,1812.81
115Hodgenville3,2813,2301.58%1,5522.11
116Russell3,1733,448-7.98%9303.41
117Simpsonville3,0432,50121.67%1,2932.35
118Springfield3,0212,8087.59%7344.11
119Wilder3,0083,040-1.05%8303.63
120Park Hills2,9822,990-0.27%3,8380.78
121Pioneer Village2,9812,7169.76%2,4311.23
122Barbourville2,9793,172-6.08%1,1232.65
123Providence2,9533,181-7.17%4906.03
124Indian Hills2,9522,8822.43%1,5031.96
125Graymoor-Devondale2,9342,8752.05%3,9810.74
126Brandenburg2,8692,7026.18%7014.09
127Flemingsburg2,8172,848-1.09%1,0472.69
128Marion2,7793,031-8.31%8363.33
129Lakeside Park2,7682,7241.62%3,5310.78
130Russell Springs2,7202,44011.48%5814.68
131Hartford2,7122,6691.61%9662.81
132Stanton2,6912,825-4.74%1,1982.25
133Cadiz2,6772,6062.72%9012.97
134Eddyville2,5992,5571.64%3776.90
135Eminence2,5932,4943.97%9152.83
136Dawson Springs2,5872,759-6.23%6743.84
137Calvert City2,4872,581-3.64%13917.86
138Brooks2,4812,4013.33%6733.68
139Morgantown2,4712,4510.82%7433.33
140Horse Cave2,4492,3504.21%7773.15
141Windy Hills2,4432,3872.35%2,6550.92
142Claryville2,4322,3553.27%3506.94
143Cave City2,4242,3164.66%5504.41
144Anchorage2,4152,3492.81%8162.96
145Mount Vernon2,3672,510-5.70%1,1512.06
146Hardinsburg2,3622,3361.11%6833.46
147Raceland2,3472,406-2.45%9482.48
148Junction City2,3002,2522.13%1,1531.99
149Irvine2,2642,478-8.64%1,6281.39
150Louisa2,2372,455-8.88%9982.24
151Tompkinsville2,2142,349-5.75%6743.28
152Dry Ridge2,1972,209-0.54%4355.05
153Liberty2,1642,1640.00%1,1521.88
154Elkton2,1252,152-1.25%8412.53
155Breckinridge Center2,1092,0801.39%8042.62
156Falmouth2,0892,212-5.56%1,5411.36
157Midway2,0791,65026.00%1,7881.16
158Hickman2,0462,393-14.50%5773.55
159Fulton2,0442,443-16.33%7072.89
160North Corbin2,0351,77314.78%1,1441.78
161Greensburg2,0342,159-5.79%9792.08
162Albany2,0222,027-0.25%8892.27
163Carlisle2,0202,0001.00%1,5211.33
164Lebanon Junction1,9861,8189.24%3525.64
165Hurstbourne Acres1,8881,8144.08%5,4570.35
166Jenkins1,8772,225-15.64%2128.85
167Jackson1,8772,186-14.14%7482.51
168Cumberland1,8752,230-15.92%6023.12
169Ledbetter1,8601,68310.52%3635.12
170Doe Valley1,8471,931-4.35%4554.06
171Jamestown1,8031,7950.45%5133.52
172Orchard Grass Hills1,7971,59912.38%4,6310.39
173Whitesburg1,7912,133-16.03%5723.13
174Jeffersonville1,7551,6416.95%6402.74
175Sturgis1,7451,894-7.87%1,1141.57
176Warsaw1,7331,6852.85%1,8200.95
177Catlettsburg1,7091,864-8.32%1,2841.33
178Lewisport1,6801,6760.24%1,7630.95
179Munfordville1,6751,6113.97%7482.24
180Pineville1,6701,935-13.70%5083.29
181Elk Creek1,6542865.79
182Salyersville1,6091,872-14.05%6522.47
183Edmonton1,5951,616-1.30%4193.81
184Pewee Valley1,5871,43610.52%8211.93
185Owingsville1,5751,5144.03%6272.51
186Worthington Hills1,5441,4873.83%6,0310.26
187Owenton1,5291,5270.13%8041.90
188Olive Hill1,5221,633-6.80%7991.91
189Sebree1,5061,598-5.76%5132.94
190Coal Run Village1,4941,702-12.22%1708.77
191St. Regis Park1,4891,4592.06%4,2180.35
192Pine Knot1,4861,621-8.33%2326.40
193Audubon Park1,4811,4700.75%4,5710.32
194Worthington1,4771,606-8.03%1,3001.14
195Harlan1,4601,739-16.04%1,1211.30
196Burkesville1,4221,539-7.60%5522.57
197Guthrie1,4211,4150.42%7261.96
198Verona1,4141,455-2.82%11612.24
199Whitley City1,4001,17019.66%6072.31
200Auburn1,3961,3493.48%7491.86
201Vanceburg1,3921,469-5.24%1,1601.20
202Masonville1,3811,01436.19%13310.36
203Plano1,3481,11720.68%1,3061.03
204Taylorsville1,3441,19012.94%1,4800.91
205Beechwood Village1,3381,3241.06%4,8130.28
206Earlington1,3061,410-7.38%4632.82
207Livermore1,2711,361-6.61%1,2301.03
208West Buechel1,2661,2322.76%1,9810.64
209Manchester1,2421,443-13.93%4422.81
210Barbourmeade1,2421,2162.14%3,1520.39
211Beattyville1,2331,303-5.37%5372.29
212Silver Grove1,2261,10610.85%1,0851.13
213Clinton1,2211,377-11.33%7571.61
214Irvington1,2051,1732.73%1,3720.88
215Hebron Estates1,1931,08110.36%2,0190.59
216Stearns1,1901,416-15.96%2964.02
217Cloverport1,1621,1510.96%7951.46
218Brodhead1,1601,214-4.45%6651.75
219Coldstream1,1551,1163.49%5,2260.22
220Augusta1,1541,194-3.35%9701.19
221Camargo1,1441,0786.12%5232.19
222Nortonville1,1321,202-5.82%9761.16
223Heritage Creek1,1271,0784.55%2,4930.45
224Greenup1,0931,190-8.15%1,3530.81
225Ryland Heights1,0911,0236.65%2085.24
226Clay City1,0881,131-3.80%1,0271.06
227Bloomfield1,0781,0205.69%7491.44
228Flat Lick1,07296011.67%2244.78
229Clay1,0661,177-9.43%1,2370.86
230Northfield1,0471,0212.55%2,2230.47
231Auxier1,04566956.20%1,1330.92
232South Shore1,0411,125-7.47%1,5840.66
233Goshen1,02290912.43%5,1880.20
234Watterson Park1,0169773.99%7061.44
235Wurtland1,0149932.11%5741.77
236Burgin1,0129605.42%8061.26
237Rolling Hills9859582.82%5,2120.19
238Ironville9841,2660.78
239Hawesville9829820.00%6081.62
240Muldraugh9709482.32%1,8550.52
241Woodlawn Park9599451.48%3,9630.24
242Ferguson9539342.03%4542.10
243New Castle9439093.74%2,3000.41
244La Center9331,010-7.62%1,5420.60
245Uniontown9241,001-7.69%1,0870.85
246Lynnview9239150.87%4,9620.19
247Langdon Place9138793.87%5,3390.17
248New Haven9088566.07%1,5710.58
249East Bernstadt90671626.54%4292.11
250Pembroke8998713.21%8131.11
251McRoberts89878414.54%1605.60
252Pleasureville8938277.98%1,8450.48
253Annville8931,095-18.45%1128.01
254Clarkson8928751.94%8381.06
255White Plains889921-3.47%2733.25
256Adairville889903-1.55%7571.18
257Bellemeade8828661.85%3,0100.29
258West Point874932-6.22%3282.67
259Elkhorn City874999-12.51%1137.72
260Dixon869918-5.34%6961.25
261South Wallins849859-1.16%1356.27
262Plantation8488331.80%4,1980.20
263Burnside8478351.44%2233.79
264Fincastle8388152.82%3,9340.21
265Stamping Ground83466325.79%1,4180.59
266Crab Orchard819840-2.50%4691.75
267Mortons Gap814861-5.46%6881.18
268Brownsville810839-3.46%3102.61
269Hollow Creek8067803.33%3,4890.23
270Smiths Grove80472011.67%1,0310.78
271Lewisburg804810-0.74%6921.16
272Bellefonte804882-8.84%9130.88
273Campbellsburg7957644.06%6011.32
274Bromley795803-1.00%2,1200.38
275Evarts787883-10.87%2,0600.38
276Garrison776866-10.39%2882.70
277Blue Ridge Manor7737463.62%4,1560.19
278Phelps771893-13.66%967.99
279McKee769804-4.35%3202.40
280Meadow Vale7557372.44%3,8720.20
281Millersburg752788-4.57%1,8340.41
282Green Spring7517184.60%2,8130.27
283Perryville7437430.00%9510.78
284Powderly738743-0.67%4721.56
285Woodland Hills7347201.94%3,4790.21
286Calhoun722761-5.12%1,1040.65
287Salem713752-5.19%8370.85
288Un7106932.45%5231.36
289Hanson704738-4.61%2992.35
290Seneca Gardens7017010.00%4,5820.15
291Science Hill6986940.58%9110.77
292Crofton697770-9.48%1,0980.64
293Loretto683694-1.59%2143.19
294Kuttawa6826603.33%3112.19
295Corydon682716-4.75%1,2560.54
296Bardwell679721-5.83%7860.86
297Spring Valley6776592.73%3,4190.20
298Brownsboro Farm6706512.92%2,9520.23
299Fleming-Neon661770-14.16%4091.61
300Rolling Fields6596471.85%2,8410.23
301Parkway Village6566510.77%7,4550.09
302McDowell6562652.48
303Pippa Passes65556216.55%1,4690.45
304Strathmoor Village6526520.00%6,2690.10
305Westwood6516372.20%5,3800.12
306Hindman648774-16.28%2083.11
307Cannonsburg639856-25.35%3671.74
308Brooksville633650-2.62%1,3410.47
309Wickliffe631689-8.42%5531.14
310Wingo629634-0.79%6450.97
311North Middletown626653-4.13%1,8800.33
312Lynch626745-15.97%2,0940.30
313Barlow626676-7.40%1,1360.55
314Cecilia6185728.04%4321.43
315Magnolia61652417.56%3022.04
316Artemus6155904.24%4561.35
317Sandy Hook607643-5.60%6180.98
318Murray Hill6075834.12%4,6690.13
319Caneyville607610-0.49%3681.65
320Chaplin60641844.98%4381.38
321Inez600715-16.08%3481.72
322Hardin600614-2.28%8570.70
323Milton597629-5.09%4041.48
324Diablock59545331.35%2,9310.20
325Fancy Farm58845828.38%6710.88
326Loyall585687-14.85%1,9830.29
327Petersburg579620-6.61%926.28
328Butler579615-5.85%3,0470.19
329Bedford574610-5.90%2,1100.27
330South Williamson569602-5.48%2881.97
331Gilbertsville56945824.24%5621.01
332Wellington5685660.35%6,2420.09
333Kevil566621-8.86%9950.57
334Park City5615364.66%3821.47
335Beechmont559689-18.87%3071.82
336Emlyn55842730.68%7830.71
337Whitesville5535520.18%1,2890.43
338Ravenna551606-9.08%1,7600.31
339Frenchburg5515333.38%6560.84
340Hollyvilla5495411.48%1,6100.34
341Martin542624-13.14%7400.73
342Glenview5415292.27%3801.43
343Plum Springs53246713.92%1,0020.53
344Fordsville5305231.34%1,1830.45
345Sonora5245200.77%3861.36
346Symsonia522615-15.12%3441.52
347Utica5124881.05
348Bancroft5124953.43%3,3680.15
349Crestview5104718.28%3,2280.16
350Cawood501731-31.46%3441.46
351Houston Acres5004911.83%3,4720.14
352Robards496515-3.69%1643.03
353Fox Chase49544710.74%1,2960.38
354Drakesboro494515-4.08%8950.55
355Wheelwright4911,193-58.84%2791.76
356Melbourne4904626.06%5870.83
357Mayking4884870.21%3171.54
358Pleasant View48335038.00%6110.79
359Kenvir47229758.92%1,6160.29
360Riverwood4644512.88%2,2310.21
361Pathfork46437922.43%3731.24
362Summersville457568-19.54%1582.89
363Forest Hills4544481.34%1,5710.29
364River Bluff45039813.07%1,9070.24
365Island449457-1.75%1,3320.34
366Norbourne Estates4454440.23%5,5630.08
367Spottsville44232536.00%9380.47
368Moorland4414351.38%4,6910.09
369Briarwood4414331.85%4,6420.10
370Arjay4407100.62
371Manitou434181139.78%6590.66
372Sedalia43329546.78%3661.18
373Sacramento430459-6.32%1,0000.43
374Oneida4274104.15%2092.04
375Centertown426436-2.29%1,3610.31
376Poplar Hills4234093.42%16,9200.03
377Camn416436-4.59%4161.00
378Benham411504-18.45%1,7560.23
379Richlawn4104060.99%4,0590.10
380Maceo407413-1.45%2741.49
381Beech Grove40424366.26%2191.84
382Fredonia398402-1.00%6410.62
383Hazel397408-2.70%1,1340.35
384McHenry384388-1.03%5940.65
385Kingsley382386-1.04%5,3060.07
386Norwood3803712.43%3,2200.12
387Glencoe3763594.74%2131.76
388Bandana37620385.22%1991.89
389Wayland375425-11.76%1432.62
390Trenton373383-2.61%6570.57
391Sadieville37230223.18%3431.08
392Woodburn36932613.19%8620.43
393Ages3676590.56
394Old Brownsboro Place3643542.82%2,7580.13
395Hustonville363376-3.46%4920.74
396Grand Rivers363382-4.97%1961.85
397Hunters Hollow3623309.70%5,0280.07
398Hardyville362156132.05%5740.63
399Belfry3584970.72
400Cerulean35731413.69%1402.55
401Freeburn354399-11.28%2931.21
402Gamaliel352376-6.38%6220.57
403Betsy Layne345688-49.85%1911.81
404Wallins Creek343156119.87%6470.53
405Big Clifty3432381.44
406Strathmoor Manor3413380.89%5,9820.06
407Sharpsburg3383244.32%1,7160.20
408Belleview336343-2.04%2471.36
409Eubank3343194.70%3940.85
410Buffalo334498-32.93%2831.18
411Salt Lick3333049.54%4260.78
412Glenview Hills3303193.45%2,6190.13
413Mount Olivet328367-10.63%3970.83
414Bellewood3253211.25%4,0120.08
415Brownsboro Village3243191.57%4,3200.07
416Hyden320369-13.28%2471.30
417Creekside3183092.91%4,1840.08
418Druid Hills3113080.97%3,4940.09
419Goose Creek3032943.06%4,8870.06
420Arlington303323-6.19%8060.38
421Rockholds297390-23.85%2501.19
422Bradfordsville2972931.37%1,1000.27
423Spring Mill2962873.14%5,3820.06
424Ghent295323-8.67%4150.71
425Vicco293336-12.80%3500.84
426Mays Lick29324221.07%4590.64
427Dexter2892774.33%5250.55
428Willisburg2872831.41%4180.69
429Waverly283308-8.12%1,0600.27
430Sparta2832685.60%456.26
431Smithland282301-6.31%5570.51
432Payne Gap282329-14.29%1242.28
433Broeck Pointe2822723.68%3,9720.07
434Anthoston2784310.65
435Hickory2773110.89
436Pryorsburg272311-12.54%2181.25
437Bonnieville2702555.88%4910.55
438Wildwood2692613.07%3,6350.07
439Crayne26617353.76%2391.11
440Berry2662631.14%1,0430.26
441St. Charles263274-4.01%2650.99
442High Bridge2632428.68%1212.18
443Westport261268-2.61%3240.81
444Rockport261266-1.88%3760.69
445Fairview253286-11.54%2101.21
446Ewing247248-0.40%9880.25
447Cunningham2472351.05
448Dover246252-2.38%5710.43
449Woodlawn2442287.02%4,1360.06
450Summer Shade233307-24.10%1152.03
451Rabbit Hash233315-26.03%465.10
452Coldiron2322234.04%1,2080.19
453Sanders231238-2.94%7860.29
454Mentor2292099.57%3070.75
455Manor Creek2292261.33%4,1640.06
456Crossgate2262240.89%4,4310.05
457Corinth226229-1.31%1072.12
458Burna224257-12.84%1671.34
459Nebo222236-5.93%8950.25
460Lakeview Heights222229-3.06%1,5740.14
461Warfield221268-17.54%2680.82
462Mackville221222-0.45%5460.41
463Virgie215279-22.94%2101.02
464Dunmor213822.60
465Livingston211225-6.22%6740.31
466Oakland208222-6.31%1491.40
467Hiseville204240-15.00%2790.73
468Fountain Run203217-6.45%1541.32
469Slaughters201215-6.51%8740.23
470Jeff198323-38.70%2620.76
471Glenview Manor1961922.08%2,2790.09
472Thornhill1891805.00%4,2000.04
473Bremen188195-3.59%9080.21
474Water Valley187279-32.97%3500.53
475Worthville182189-3.70%7140.26
476South Carrollton182184-1.09%7190.25
477Maryhill Estates1801790.56%4,5000.04
478Cambridge1801752.86%3,2730.06
479Rosine17611355.75%3650.48
480Cleaton1752820.62
481Millstone17211747.01%8040.21
482Allen168193-12.95%9390.18
483Meadowview Estates1671613.73%2,6510.06
484Coxton1657970.21
485Combs1645110.32
486Sycamore1631601.88%9,5880.02
487Mockingbird Valley1621601.25%7830.21
488Prestonville1611610.00%7420.22
489LaFayette158172-8.14%6120.26
490Allensville155157-1.27%1361.14
491Farmington153245-37.55%1001.53
492Booneville152175-13.14%1051.45
493Wheatcroft151160-5.63%6140.25
494Rochester149152-1.97%3200.47
495Germantown149154-3.25%1,2210.12
496Columbus149168-11.31%4690.32
497Lincolnshire1481480.00%3,0830.05
498Ekron148156-5.13%9140.16
499Meadowbrook Farm1461367.35%5,6150.03
500Fairview1441430.70%1980.73

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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