Kentucky Cities by Population

by Kristen Carney Kristen Carney

Updated: June 20, 2024

The most populated cities in Kentucky are Louisville/Jefferson County metro government with 622,981, Lexington-Fayette at 320,154, Bowling Green with 76,212, Owensboro at 60,140, and Covington with 40,972. You can get the most current Census population data for all 550 Kentucky cities, sorted from the most populous cities in Kentucky to the least, according to the 2023 Population Estimates Program and 2022 American Community Survey.

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Rank City Population
1 Louisville/Jefferson County metro government 622,981
2 Lexington-Fayette 320,154
3 Bowling Green 76,212
4 Owensboro 60,140
5 Covington 40,972
6 Georgetown 39,462
7 Richmond 37,206
8 Elizabethtown 32,978
9 Florence 32,917
10 Nicholasville 32,425
11 Hopkinsville 30,813
12 Independence 29,503
13 Jeffersontown 28,716
14 Frankfort 28,285
15 Henderson 27,734
16 Paducah 26,749
17 Radcliff 22,749
18 Ashland 21,154
19 Erlanger 19,777
20 Madisonville 19,355
21 Winchester 19,254
22 Mount Washington 18,637
23 Burlington 18,264
24 Murray 18,086
25 Shelbyville 17,804
26 Danville 17,383
27 St. Matthews 17,356
28 Fort Thomas 16,973
29 Berea 15,998
30 Shively 15,455
31 Glasgow 15,313
32 Shepherdsville 14,691
33 Bardstown 13,832
34 Newport 13,812
35 Somerset 12,267
36 Lawrenceburg 12,112
37 Fort Campbell North 12,014
38 Campbellsville 11,653
39 Lyndon 10,909
40 Alexandria 10,673
41 Versailles 10,491
42 Franklin 10,468
43 La Grange 10,417
44 Paris 10,089
45 Oakbrook 10,045
46 Francisville 10,044
47 Mayfield 9,713
48 Middletown 9,630
49 Harrodsburg 9,219
50 Elsmere 9,147
51 Middlesborough 9,012
52 Hillview 8,874
53 Maysville 8,687
54 Fort Knox 8,655
55 Fort Mitchell 8,639
56 Edgewood 8,398
57 Oak Grove 7,973
58 Corbin 7,841
59 Union 7,671
60 London 7,596
61 Mount Sterling 7,571
62 Villa Hills 7,537
63 Pikeville 7,437
64 Russellville 7,398
65 Flatwoods 7,227
66 Taylor Mill 6,937
67 Vine Grove 6,907
68 Morehead 6,740
69 Highland Heights 6,612
70 Hebron 6,607
71 Cynthiana 6,534
72 Lebanon 6,517
73 Leitchfield 6,463
74 Crestwood 6,424
75 Cold Spring 6,414
76 Princeton 6,194
77 Wilmore 6,104
78 Fort Wright 6,061
79 Central City 5,800
80 Dayton 5,790
81 Monticello 5,715
82 Bellevue 5,671
83 Walton 5,629
84 Douglass Hills 5,403
85 Williamsburg 5,169
86 Hendron 5,112
87 Hazard 4,964
88 Columbia 4,880
89 Benton 4,765
90 Massac 4,722
91 Reidland 4,647
92 Hurstbourne 4,645
93 Westwood CDP 4,581
94 Prospect 4,564
95 Farley 4,559
96 Crescent Springs 4,550
97 Scottsville 4,533
98 Greenville 4,374
99 Ludlow 4,332
100 Paintsville 4,160
101 Crittenden 4,106
102 Lancaster 4,050
103 Williamstown 3,964
104 Carrollton 3,914
105 Grayson 3,807
106 Southgate 3,752
107 Prestonsburg 3,721
108 Stanford 3,698
109 Buckner 3,658
110 Russell 3,644
111 Beaver Dam 3,498
112 West Liberty 3,450
113 Claryville 3,364
114 Hodgenville 3,309
115 Crestview Hills 3,227
116 Stanton 3,183
117 Park Hills 3,149
118 Barbourville 3,145
119 Morganfield 3,143
120 Wilder 3,100
121 Simpsonville 3,068
122 Rineyville 3,006
123 Flemingsburg 2,988
124 Brandenburg 2,944
125 Springfield 2,941
126 Marion 2,894
127 Indian Hills 2,854
128 Providence 2,822
129 Graymoor-Devondale 2,816
130 Lakeside Park 2,815
131 Russell Springs 2,794
132 Eminence 2,744
133 Pioneer Village 2,738
134 Cadiz 2,713
135 Sorgho 2,696
136 Hartford 2,647
137 Louisa 2,591
138 Calvert City 2,517
139 Anchorage 2,475
140 Morgantown 2,474
141 Mount Vernon 2,456
142 Hardinsburg 2,448
143 Eddyville 2,444
144 Windy Hills 2,403
145 Thruston 2,388
146 Cave City 2,360
147 Hickman 2,303
148 Raceland 2,301
149 Elk Creek 2,295
150 TIE Fulton 2,289
150 TIE Junction City 2,289
152 Tompkinsville 2,286
153 Irvine 2,284
154 Horse Cave 2,258
155 Greensburg 2,233
156 Elkton 2,230
157 TIE Dawson Springs 2,211
157 TIE Falmouth 2,211
159 Dry Ridge 2,199
160 Masonville 2,175
161 Beattyville 2,148
162 Jackson 2,128
163 Carlisle 2,112
164 Brooks 2,069
165 Liberty 2,003
166 North Corbin 1,955
167 Hurstbourne Acres 1,943
168 Jamestown 1,876
169 Doe Valley 1,871
170 Harlan 1,854
171 Cumberland 1,821
172 Ledbetter 1,815
173 Lebanon Junction 1,795
174 Jenkins 1,791
175 Breckinridge Center 1,770
176 Warsaw 1,759
177 Midway 1,755
178 Jeffersonville 1,744
179 Catlettsburg 1,738
180 Albany 1,735
181 Lewisport 1,732
182 Munfordville 1,711
183 Edmonton 1,706
184 Sturgis 1,674
185 Owenton 1,669
186 Whitesburg 1,658
187 Auburn 1,637
188 Pewee Valley 1,634
189 Pineville 1,604
190 Coal Run Village 1,600
191 Owingsville 1,595
192 Orchard Grass Hills 1,592
193 Worthington Hills 1,553
194 Olive Hill 1,546
195 Sebree 1,529
196 Salyersville 1,525
197 Pine Knot 1,483
198 Worthington 1,456
199 Manchester 1,428
200 St. Regis Park 1,420
201 Audubon Park 1,410
202 Vanceburg 1,398
203 Burkesville 1,388
204 Irvington 1,382
205 West Buechel 1,357
206 Guthrie 1,335
207 Plano 1,314
208 Taylorsville 1,310
209 West Van Lear 1,304
210 Coldstream 1,283
211 Beechwood Village 1,259
212 Earlington 1,249
213 Stearns 1,224
214 TIE Barbourmeade 1,204
214 TIE Silver Grove 1,204
216 Heritage Creek 1,203
217 Clinton 1,202
218 Livermore 1,198
219 Annville 1,189
220 Clay City 1,178
221 Whitley City 1,148
222 Verona 1,146
223 Cloverport 1,140
224 Brodhead 1,124
225 Augusta 1,090
226 South Shore 1,064
227 Greenup 1,056
228 Hebron Estates 1,040
229 Camargo 1,036
230 Cannonsburg 1,032
231 Muldraugh 1,014
232 Burgin 1,000
233 Watterson Park 996
234 TIE Clay 994
234 TIE Hawesville 994
236 Northfield 986
237 Elkhorn City 981
238 Nortonville 977
239 TIE Bloomfield 976
239 TIE South Wallins 976
241 Philpot 970
242 Wurtland 969
243 Clarkson 953
244 Ryland Heights 936
245 Lynnview 933
246 Woodlawn Park 932
247 West Point 929
248 TIE Goshen 923
248 TIE Rolling Hills 923
250 Dixon 908
251 Uniontown 901
252 Bellemeade 893
253 New Castle 891
254 Pleasant Ridge 890
255 TIE Brownsville 888
255 TIE Garrison 888
257 Bellefonte 886
258 Flat Lick 883
259 Pembroke 874
260 Adairville 871
261 TIE Langdon Place 864
261 TIE Ferguson 864
263 La Center 862
264 Auxier 856
265 East Bernstadt 850
266 Campbellsburg 848
267 Fincastle 837
268 White Plains 836
269 Evarts 827
270 Stamping Ground 823
271 Plantation 817
272 New Haven 813
273 McKee 804
274 Pleasureville 797
275 Smiths Grove 795
276 Perryville 792
277 Hollow Creek 790
278 Blue Ridge Manor 784
279 Powderly 782
280 Lewisburg 775
281 Crab Orchard 757
282 Hanson 748
283 Beechmont 747
284 Millersburg 741
285 Ironville 735
286 TIE Corydon 726
286 TIE McRoberts 726
288 Mortons Gap 723
289 Woodland Hills 721
290 Meadow Vale 718
291 Bromley 717
292 TIE Loretto 714
292 TIE Calhoun 714
294 Salem 713
295 TIE Rolling Fields 709
295 TIE Upton 709
297 Burnside 707
298 Green Spring 706
299 Magnolia 696
300 Bardwell 690
301 Artemus 689
302 Millstone 675
303 Strathmoor Village 673
304 TIE Spring Valley 667
304 TIE Kuttawa 667
306 Betsy Layne 662
307 Seneca Gardens 659
308 Hindman 655
309 TIE Brooksville 652
309 TIE Science Hill 652
309 TIE Wickliffe 652
312 TIE Crofton 642
312 TIE Butler 642
314 Barlow 638
315 Brownsboro Farm 635
316 Sandy Hook 625
317 Frenchburg 614
318 Park City 613
319 Parkway Village 611
320 Lynch 609
321 North Middletown 605
322 Chaplin 603
323 Loyall 599
324 Milton 592
325 Petersburg 587
326 Glenview 585
327 TIE Hardin 584
327 TIE Pippa Passes 584
329 Whitesville 579
330 Wingo 578
331 Kevil 575
332 Westwood city 567
333 TIE Buffalo 565
333 TIE Sonora 565
335 Murray Hill 562
336 Wellington 555
337 TIE Maceo 554
337 TIE Ravenna 554
339 Emlyn 540
340 Caneyville 530
341 Plum Springs 528
342 TIE Mayking 527
342 TIE Bedford 527
344 Cawood 526
345 Virgie 522
346 Fleming-Neon 521
347 McDowell 516
348 Inez 515
349 Hollyvilla 511
350 Bancroft 498
351 Houston Acres 491
352 Martin 486
353 Riverwood 483
354 Gamaliel 480
355 TIE Drakesboro 472
355 TIE Wheelwright 472
357 Benham 471
358 Melbourne 470
359 Symsonia 464
360 Crestview 461
361 Kenvir 458
362 River Bluff 452
363 Fox Chase 450
364 Phelps 446
365 Robards 445
366 Fordsville 443
367 Briarwood 440
368 Cecilia 439
369 Island 437
370 TIE Coldiron 434
370 TIE Forest Hills 434
372 Yelvington 433
373 Norbourne Estates 431
374 TIE Meadowview Estates 429
374 TIE Wallins Creek 429
376 Moorland 428
377 Diablock 425
378 Sacramento 422
379 Cerulean 419
380 Centertown 414
381 Richlawn 410
382 Hustonville 399
383 Hazel 398
384 Kingsley 389
385 Wayland 377
386 TIE McHenry 375
386 TIE Norwood 375
386 TIE Poplar Hills 375
389 Fredonia 373
390 Glenview Hills 371
391 Old Brownsboro Place 370
392 TIE Stanley 369
392 TIE Rockholds 369
394 Sharpsburg 368
395 South Williamson 367
396 Summersville 366
397 Ghent 363
398 Mount Olivet 361
399 Glencoe 351
400 TIE Grand Rivers 349
400 TIE Van Lear 349
402 Ages 344
403 Strathmoor Manor 342
404 Bellewood 335
405 Sadieville 334
406 Hunters Hollow 331
407 Trenton 328
408 TIE Eubank 325
408 TIE Ezel 325
410 Woodburn 317
411 Vicco 309
412 Waverly 304
413 TIE Brownsboro Village 303
413 TIE Campton 303
415 Creekside 302
416 TIE Anthoston 301
416 TIE Willisburg 301
418 Fancy Farm 300
419 Pathfork 297
420 Goose Creek 295
421 Druid Hills 293
422 Summer Shade 292
423 Spring Mill 288
424 Hyden 286
425 St. Charles 280
426 Wildwood 276
427 Bradfordsville 273
428 Lakeview Heights 272
429 Bonnieville 271
430 Oneida 269
431 Utica 268
432 Rockport 259
433 Salvisa 258
434 Cunningham 257
435 Berry 256
436 TIE Hardyville 255
436 TIE Salt Lick 255
438 Arlington 253
439 Pleasant View 252
440 Gilbertsville 245
441 Broeck Pointe 244
442 St. Joseph 243
443 TIE Warfield 241
443 TIE McCarr 241
445 Sparta 239
446 Smithland 238
447 Manor Creek 237
448 Belfry 233
449 TIE Payne Gap 230
449 TIE Corinth 230
451 Coxton 229
452 Ewing 228
453 Big Clifty 227
454 TIE Belleview 223
454 TIE Mentor 223
456 TIE Fountain Run 221
456 TIE Dover 221
458 TIE Woodlawn 218
458 TIE Crossgate 218
460 Boston 215
461 Dunmor 209
462 Mackville 207
463 Westport 206
464 TIE Nebo 205
464 TIE Glenview Manor 205
466 Moseleyville 200
467 Beech Grove 198
468 Sanders 197
469 Spottsville 194
470 Oakland 193
471 Slaughters 186
472 Manitou 183
473 Thornhill 182
474 Maryhill Estates 181
475 Mockingbird Valley 178
476 TIE Allen 177
476 TIE Prestonville 177
478 TIE LaFayette 176
478 TIE Worthville 176
480 Jeff 175
481 Bandana 173
482 Bremen 172
483 Ekron 170
484 Farmington 167
485 Knottsville 166
486 TIE Dwale 165
486 TIE Livingston 165
486 TIE Sycamore 165
489 Booneville 163
490 Sedalia 162
491 Allensville 161
492 Cambridge 160
493 Raywick 155
494 Lowes 154
495 Pryorsburg 152
496 Crayne 146
497 Fairview city 144
498 St. Mary 143
499 Hills and Dales 142
500 TIE Germantown 139
500 TIE Lincolnshire 139
500 TIE South Carrollton 139
503 Columbus 137
504 Fairfield 130
505 Smithfield 126
506 Rosine 125
507 Hickory Hill 119
508 TIE Fairview CDP 117
508 TIE Rabbit Hash 117
510 Meadowbrook Farm 116
511 Hickory 115
512 TIE Rochester 114
512 TIE Curdsville 114
512 TIE Elizaville 114
515 Freeburn 111
516 Monterey 110
517 Hiseville 109
518 Poole 108
519 Blackey 105
520 Keene 104
521 Kenton Vale 103
522 TIE Wheatcroft 102
522 TIE Cleaton 102
524 Burna 101
525 Dexter 99
526 Arjay 96
527 Mays Lick 94
528 Ten Broeck 92
529 Water Valley 88
530 Buckhorn 83
531 California 81
532 Gracey 77
533 Marrowbone 75
534 Woodbury 72
535 Blandville 71
536 TIE Blaine 68
536 TIE Cayce 68
538 Gratz 63
539 Sardis 62
540 Hazel Green 51
541 Carrsville 46
542 McKinney 37
543 New Hope 35
544 Combs 34
545 Farmers 25
546 Concord 19
547 TIE Maytown 13
547 TIE High Bridge 13
549 TIE Lovelaceville 8
549 TIE Tolu 8

The table above displays the most recent population estimates data for all cities where data are available from the following datasets:

  • United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2023. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2024. http://www.census.gov/.
  • United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 7 December 2023. http://www.census.gov/.

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