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)
1Louisville615,924596,4823.26%348
2Lexington324,604296,8489.35%171
3Bowling Green74,36359,72724.50%281
4Owensboro60,90357,5115.90%443
5Covington40,18140,499-0.79%454
6Richmond36,83931,69216.24%270
7Georgetown36,22829,20324.06%324
8Florence33,78429,66713.88%472
9Nicholasville31,19128,08311.07%321
10Elizabethtown30,65128,4257.83%171
11Hopkinsville30,41232,077-5.19%142
12Independence29,27124,88417.63%248
13Frankfort27,82727,3301.82%281
14Henderson27,80128,948-3.96%257
15Jeffersontown27,33527,854-1.86%394
16Paducah24,86325,002-0.56%184
17Radcliff22,97222,6041.63%257
18Ashland19,58221,712-9.81%272
19Erlanger19,55618,1687.64%348
20Murray19,41317,8468.78%249
21Winchester18,60018,3551.33%303
22Madisonville18,31719,803-7.50%154
23St. Matthews18,01117,6002.34%613
24Burlington17,40115,9269.26%294
25Shelbyville17,25714,27820.86%294
26Danville16,71716,2682.76%145
27Berea16,59413,67321.36%150
28Fort Thomas15,99916,177-1.10%420
29Shively15,59115,2812.03%508
30Mount Washington15,04913,55611.01%241
31Glasgow14,64714,0264.43%138
32Newport14,64615,466-5.30%800
33Fort Campbell North13,73513,6850.37%404
34Bardstown13,47512,5787.13%165
35Shepherdsville12,64011,37211.15%130
36Somerset11,76711,2554.55%150
37Campbellsville11,68610,8168.04%232
38Lawrenceburg11,60311,0225.27%287
39Lyndon11,37911,0193.27%471
40Alexandria9,9738,50017.33%215
41Mayfield9,72910,057-3.26%198
42Versailles9,4208,8166.85%223
43Francisville9,3877,94418.16%165
44Hillview9,3598,48410.31%214
45Paris9,3419,815-4.83%176
46Franklin9,1588,4738.08%93
47La Grange9,1498,09413.03%189
48Oakbrook9,0239,036-0.14%420
49Edgewood8,7938,6102.13%307
50Middlesborough8,71410,197-14.54%176
51Maysville8,6989,030-3.68%68
52Harrodsburg8,6978,3604.03%187
53Fort Knox8,69510,124-14.11%64
54Elsmere8,5858,3912.31%487
55Fort Mitchell8,2278,1670.73%396
56London8,0587,9990.74%104
57Middletown7,8497,5853.48%228
58Morehead7,5106,8779.20%118
59Villa Hills7,4697,3132.13%309
60Oak Grove7,3647,514-2.00%103
61Mount Sterling7,2756,9055.36%242
62Russellville7,1896,9703.14%99
63Corbin7,1847,308-1.70%136
64Flatwoods6,9997,432-5.83%320
65Leitchfield6,9166,6633.80%96
66Taylor Mill6,8086,6512.36%166
67Cold Spring6,7635,97813.13%212
68Highland Heights6,6917,033-4.86%381
69Vine Grove6,6855,18728.88%145
70Wilmore6,5175,91310.21%239
71Hebron6,4615,9298.97%150
72Pikeville6,3897,033-9.16%44
73Cynthiana6,3816,406-0.39%217
74Union6,1925,37515.20%277
75Princeton6,1236,340-3.42%102
76Monticello5,9206,190-4.36%150
77Dayton5,7555,3517.55%659
78Lebanon5,7545,5523.64%158
79Fort Wright5,7415,6801.07%252
80Douglass Hills5,6875,5033.34%639
81Central City5,6425,982-5.68%161
82Bellevue5,6095,958-5.86%896
83Buckner5,5455,837-5.00%111
84Williamsburg5,3305,1603.29%191
85Hendron5,2284,68711.54%151
86Crestwood5,1514,54913.23%190
87Massac5,0644,50512.41%187
88Prospect4,8954,6984.19%190
89Westwood4,7064,746-0.84%188
90Hazard4,6605,476-14.90%93
91Scottsville4,6454,2399.58%114
92Columbia4,5804,5690.24%141
93Ludlow4,4884,546-1.28%730
94Benton4,4214,533-2.47%146
95Hurstbourne4,3724,2273.43%362
96Reidland4,2654,491-5.03%132
97Farley4,2454,701-9.70%106
98Walton4,1523,65213.69%131
99Southgate4,1253,7878.93%423
100Greenville4,1184,485-8.18%120
101Crescent Springs4,0843,9433.58%407
102Lancaster3,9013,8112.36%266
103Paintsville3,8944,229-7.92%88
104Williamstown3,8933,929-0.92%35
105Crittenden3,8743,8181.47%170
106Grayson3,8124,115-7.36%205
107Carrollton3,7123,935-5.67%272
108Stanford3,6303,744-3.04%131
109West Liberty3,5703,3018.15%108
110Rineyville3,565116
111Beaver Dam3,5433,5051.08%174
112Prestonsburg3,4783,834-9.29%37
113Crestview Hills3,4673,13110.73%272
114Morganfield3,3243,515-5.43%176
115Hodgenville3,2813,2301.58%231
116Russell3,1733,448-7.98%139
117Simpsonville3,0432,50121.67%193
118Springfield3,0212,8087.59%109
119Wilder3,0083,040-1.05%124
120Park Hills2,9822,990-0.27%572
121Pioneer Village2,9812,7169.76%363
122Barbourville2,9793,172-6.08%167
123Providence2,9533,181-7.17%73
124Indian Hills2,9522,8822.43%224
125Graymoor-Devondale2,9342,8752.05%593
126Brandenburg2,8692,7026.18%104
127Flemingsburg2,8172,848-1.09%156
128Marion2,7793,031-8.31%125
129Lakeside Park2,7682,7241.62%526
130Russell Springs2,7202,44011.48%87
131Hartford2,7122,6691.61%144
132Stanton2,6912,825-4.74%178
133Cadiz2,6772,6062.72%134
134Eddyville2,5992,5571.64%56
135Eminence2,5932,4943.97%136
136Dawson Springs2,5872,759-6.23%100
137Calvert City2,4872,581-3.64%21
138Brooks2,4812,4013.33%100
139Morgantown2,4712,4510.82%111
140Horse Cave2,4492,3504.21%116
141Windy Hills2,4432,3872.35%396
142Claryville2,4322,3553.27%52
143Cave City2,4242,3164.66%82
144Anchorage2,4152,3492.81%122
145Mount Vernon2,3672,510-5.70%172
146Hardinsburg2,3622,3361.11%102
147Raceland2,3472,406-2.45%141
148Junction City2,3002,2522.13%172
149Irvine2,2642,478-8.64%243
150Louisa2,2372,455-8.88%149
151Tompkinsville2,2142,349-5.75%100
152Dry Ridge2,1972,209-0.54%65
153Liberty2,1642,1640.00%172
154Elkton2,1252,152-1.25%125
155Breckinridge Center2,1092,0801.39%120
156Falmouth2,0892,212-5.56%230
157Midway2,0791,65026.00%266
158Hickman2,0462,393-14.50%86
159Fulton2,0442,443-16.33%105
160North Corbin2,0351,77314.78%170
161Greensburg2,0342,159-5.79%146
162Albany2,0222,027-0.25%133
163Carlisle2,0202,0001.00%227
164Lebanon Junction1,9861,8189.24%52
165Hurstbourne Acres1,8881,8144.08%813
166Jenkins1,8772,225-15.64%32
167Jackson1,8772,186-14.14%112
168Cumberland1,8752,230-15.92%90
169Ledbetter1,8601,68310.52%54
170Doe Valley1,8471,931-4.35%68
171Jamestown1,8031,7950.45%76
172Orchard Grass Hills1,7971,59912.38%690
173Whitesburg1,7912,133-16.03%85
174Jeffersonville1,7551,6416.95%95
175Sturgis1,7451,894-7.87%166
176Warsaw1,7331,6852.85%271
177Catlettsburg1,7091,864-8.32%191
178Lewisport1,6801,6760.24%263
179Munfordville1,6751,6113.97%111
180Pineville1,6701,935-13.70%76
181Elk Creek1,65443
182Salyersville1,6091,872-14.05%97
183Edmonton1,5951,616-1.30%62
184Pewee Valley1,5871,43610.52%122
185Owingsville1,5751,5144.03%93
186Worthington Hills1,5441,4873.83%898
187Owenton1,5291,5270.13%120
188Olive Hill1,5221,633-6.80%119
189Sebree1,5061,598-5.76%76
190Coal Run Village1,4941,702-12.22%25
191St. Regis Park1,4891,4592.06%629
192Pine Knot1,4861,621-8.33%35
193Audubon Park1,4811,4700.75%682
194Worthington1,4771,606-8.03%194
195Harlan1,4601,739-16.04%167
196Burkesville1,4221,539-7.60%82
197Guthrie1,4211,4150.42%108
198Verona1,4141,455-2.82%17
199Whitley City1,4001,17019.66%90
200Auburn1,3961,3493.48%112
201Vanceburg1,3921,469-5.24%173
202Masonville1,3811,01436.19%20
203Plano1,3481,11720.68%195
204Taylorsville1,3441,19012.94%220
205Beechwood Village1,3381,3241.06%717
206Earlington1,3061,410-7.38%69
207Livermore1,2711,361-6.61%183
208West Buechel1,2661,2322.76%295
209Manchester1,2421,443-13.93%66
210Barbourmeade1,2421,2162.14%469
211Beattyville1,2331,303-5.37%80
212Silver Grove1,2261,10610.85%162
213Clinton1,2211,377-11.33%113
214Irvington1,2051,1732.73%205
215Hebron Estates1,1931,08110.36%301
216Stearns1,1901,416-15.96%44
217Cloverport1,1621,1510.96%119
218Brodhead1,1601,214-4.45%99
219Coldstream1,1551,1163.49%778
220Augusta1,1541,194-3.35%144
221Camargo1,1441,0786.12%78
222Nortonville1,1321,202-5.82%145
223Heritage Creek1,1271,0784.55%372
224Greenup1,0931,190-8.15%202
225Ryland Heights1,0911,0236.65%31
226Clay City1,0881,131-3.80%153
227Bloomfield1,0781,0205.69%112
228Flat Lick1,07296011.67%33
229Clay1,0661,177-9.43%184
230Northfield1,0471,0212.55%331
231Auxier1,04566956.20%169
232South Shore1,0411,125-7.47%236
233Goshen1,02290912.43%773
234Watterson Park1,0169773.99%105
235Wurtland1,0149932.11%86
236Burgin1,0129605.42%120
237Rolling Hills9859582.82%775
238Ironville984189
239Hawesville9829820.00%91
240Muldraugh9709482.32%277
241Woodlawn Park9599451.48%590
242Ferguson9539342.03%68
243New Castle9439093.74%343
244La Center9331,010-7.62%230
245Uniontown9241,001-7.69%162
246Lynnview9239150.87%740
247Langdon Place9138793.87%797
248New Haven9088566.07%234
249East Bernstadt90671626.54%64
250Pembroke8998713.21%121
251McRoberts89878414.54%24
252Pleasureville8938277.98%275
253Annville8931,095-18.45%17
254Clarkson8928751.94%125
255White Plains889921-3.47%41
256Adairville889903-1.55%113
257Bellemeade8828661.85%448
258West Point874932-6.22%49
259Elkhorn City874999-12.51%17
260Dixon869918-5.34%104
261South Wallins849859-1.16%20
262Plantation8488331.80%626
263Burnside8478351.44%33
264Fincastle8388152.82%586
265Stamping Ground83466325.79%211
266Crab Orchard819840-2.50%70
267Mortons Gap814861-5.46%102
268Brownsville810839-3.46%46
269Hollow Creek8067803.33%519
270Smiths Grove80472011.67%154
271Lewisburg804810-0.74%103
272Bellefonte804882-8.84%136
273Campbellsburg7957644.06%90
274Bromley795803-1.00%316
275Evarts787883-10.87%307
276Garrison776866-10.39%43
277Blue Ridge Manor7737463.62%621
278Phelps771893-13.66%14
279McKee769804-4.35%48
280Meadow Vale7557372.44%577
281Millersburg752788-4.57%274
282Green Spring7517184.60%420
283Perryville7437430.00%142
284Powderly738743-0.67%70
285Woodland Hills7347201.94%519
286Calhoun722761-5.12%165
287Salem713752-5.19%125
288Un7106932.45%78
289Hanson704738-4.61%45
290Seneca Gardens7017010.00%682
291Science Hill6986940.58%136
292Crofton697770-9.48%164
293Loretto683694-1.59%32
294Kuttawa6826603.33%46
295Corydon682716-4.75%187
296Bardwell679721-5.83%117
297Spring Valley6776592.73%511
298Brownsboro Farm6706512.92%439
299Fleming-Neon661770-14.16%61
300Rolling Fields6596471.85%423
301Parkway Village6566510.77%1,116
302McDowell65639
303Pippa Passes65556216.55%219
304Strathmoor Village6526520.00%931
305Westwood6516372.20%802
306Hindman648774-16.28%31
307Cannonsburg639856-25.35%55
308Brooksville633650-2.62%200
309Wickliffe631689-8.42%82
310Wingo629634-0.79%96
311North Middletown626653-4.13%280
312Lynch626745-15.97%312
313Barlow626676-7.40%169
314Cecilia6185728.04%64
315Magnolia61652417.56%45
316Artemus6155904.24%68
317Sandy Hook607643-5.60%92
318Murray Hill6075834.12%694
319Caneyville607610-0.49%55
320Chaplin60641844.98%65
321Inez600715-16.08%52
322Hardin600614-2.28%128
323Milton597629-5.09%60
324Diablock59545331.35%436
325Fancy Farm58845828.38%100
326Loyall585687-14.85%296
327Petersburg579620-6.61%14
328Butler579615-5.85%454
329Bedford574610-5.90%314
330South Williamson569602-5.48%43
331Gilbertsville56945824.24%84
332Wellington5685660.35%928
333Kevil566621-8.86%148
334Park City5615364.66%57
335Beechmont559689-18.87%46
336Emlyn55842730.68%117
337Whitesville5535520.18%192
338Ravenna551606-9.08%263
339Frenchburg5515333.38%98
340Hollyvilla5495411.48%240
341Martin542624-13.14%110
342Glenview5415292.27%57
343Plum Springs53246713.92%149
344Fordsville5305231.34%176
345Sonora5245200.77%58
346Symsonia522615-15.12%51
347Utica51273
348Bancroft5124953.43%503
349Crestview5104718.28%480
350Cawood501731-31.46%51
351Houston Acres5004911.83%517
352Robards496515-3.69%24
353Fox Chase49544710.74%193
354Drakesboro494515-4.08%133
355Wheelwright4911,193-58.84%41
356Melbourne4904626.06%87
357Mayking4884870.21%47
358Pleasant View48335038.00%91
359Kenvir47229758.92%241
360Riverwood4644512.88%332
361Pathfork46437922.43%56
362Summersville457568-19.54%24
363Forest Hills4544481.34%234
364River Bluff45039813.07%285
365Island449457-1.75%199
366Norbourne Estates4454440.23%831
367Spottsville44232536.00%140
368Moorland4414351.38%700
369Briarwood4414331.85%690
370Arjay440106
371Manitou434181139.78%98
372Sedalia43329546.78%55
373Sacramento430459-6.32%149
374Oneida4274104.15%31
375Centertown426436-2.29%203
376Poplar Hills4234093.42%2,473
377Camn416436-4.59%62
378Benham411504-18.45%262
379Richlawn4104060.99%604
380Maceo407413-1.45%41
381Beech Grove40424366.26%33
382Fredonia398402-1.00%96
383Hazel397408-2.70%169
384McHenry384388-1.03%88
385Kingsley382386-1.04%788
386Norwood3803712.43%481
387Glencoe3763594.74%32
388Bandana37620385.22%30
389Wayland375425-11.76%21
390Trenton373383-2.61%98
391Sadieville37230223.18%51
392Woodburn36932613.19%129
393Ages36798
394Old Brownsboro Place3643542.82%410
395Hustonville363376-3.46%73
396Grand Rivers363382-4.97%29
397Hunters Hollow3623309.70%750
398Hardyville362156132.05%85
399Belfry35874
400Cerulean35731413.69%21
401Freeburn354399-11.28%44
402Gamaliel352376-6.38%93
403Betsy Layne345688-49.85%28
404Wallins Creek343156119.87%96
405Big Clifty34336
406Strathmoor Manor3413380.89%894
407Sharpsburg3383244.32%256
408Belleview336343-2.04%37
409Eubank3343194.70%59
410Buffalo334498-32.93%42
411Salt Lick3333049.54%64
412Glenview Hills3303193.45%390
413Mount Olivet328367-10.63%59
414Bellewood3253211.25%598
415Brownsboro Village3243191.57%645
416Hyden320369-13.28%37
417Creekside3183092.91%625
418Druid Hills3113080.97%521
419Goose Creek3032943.06%730
420Arlington303323-6.19%120
421Rockholds297390-23.85%37
422Bradfordsville2972931.37%164
423Spring Mill2962873.14%796
424Ghent295323-8.67%62
425Vicco293336-12.80%52
426Mays Lick29324221.07%68
427Dexter2892774.33%78
428Willisburg2872831.41%62
429Waverly283308-8.12%158
430Sparta2832685.60%7
431Smithland282301-6.31%83
432Payne Gap282329-14.29%18
433Broeck Pointe2822723.68%588
434Anthoston27864
435Hickory27746
436Pryorsburg272311-12.54%33
437Bonnieville2702555.88%73
438Wildwood2692613.07%539
439Crayne26617353.76%36
440Berry2662631.14%156
441St. Charles263274-4.01%39
442High Bridge2632428.68%18
443Westport261268-2.61%48
444Rockport261266-1.88%56
445Fairview253286-11.54%31
446Ewing247248-0.40%147
447Cunningham24735
448Dover246252-2.38%85
449Woodlawn2442287.02%619
450Summer Shade233307-24.10%17
451Rabbit Hash233315-26.03%7
452Coldiron2322234.04%180
453Sanders231238-2.94%117
454Mentor2292099.57%46
455Manor Creek2292261.33%618
456Crossgate2262240.89%657
457Corinth226229-1.31%16
458Burna224257-12.84%25
459Nebo222236-5.93%134
460Lakeview Heights222229-3.06%235
461Warfield221268-17.54%40
462Mackville221222-0.45%81
463Virgie215279-22.94%31
464Dunmor21312
465Livingston211225-6.22%101
466Oakland208222-6.31%22
467Hiseville204240-15.00%42
468Fountain Run203217-6.45%23
469Slaughters201215-6.51%130
470Jeff198323-38.70%39
471Glenview Manor1961922.08%341
472Thornhill1891805.00%620
473Bremen188195-3.59%135
474Water Valley187279-32.97%52
475Worthville182189-3.70%106
476South Carrollton182184-1.09%107
477Maryhill Estates1801790.56%678
478Cambridge1801752.86%485
479Rosine17611355.75%54
480Cleaton17542
481Millstone17211747.01%120
482Allen168193-12.95%140
483Meadowview Estates1671613.73%397
484Coxton165119
485Combs16476
486Sycamore1631601.88%1,468
487Mockingbird Valley1621601.25%117
488Prestonville1611610.00%111
489LaFayette158172-8.14%91
490Allensville155157-1.27%20
491Farmington153245-37.55%15
492Booneville152175-13.14%16
493Wheatcroft151160-5.63%92
494Rochester149152-1.97%48
495Germantown149154-3.25%181
496Columbus149168-11.31%70
497Lincolnshire1481480.00%463
498Ekron148156-5.13%136
499Meadowbrook Farm1461367.35%835
500Fairview1441430.70%29

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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