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Kentucky Counties by Population

Below are the 120 Kentucky counties sorted by population from 1 to 120 . The population data are from the 2020 Census Redistricting dataset. If 2020 Census data are not available for a geography, then the population data are from the Census’ 2019 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Rank County Population
1 Jefferson County 782,969
2 Fayette County 322,570
3 Kenton County 169,064
4 Boone County 135,968
5 Warren County 134,554
6 Hardin County 110,702
7 Daviess County 103,312
8 Campbell County 93,076
9 Madison County 92,701
10 Bullitt County 82,217
11 Christian County 72,748
12 McCracken County 67,875
13 Oldham County 67,607
14 Pulaski County 65,034
15 Laurel County 62,613
16 Pike County 58,669
17 Scott County 57,155
18 Jessamine County 52,991
19 Franklin County 51,541
20 Boyd County 48,261
21 Shelby County 48,065
22 Nelson County 46,738
23 Hopkins County 45,423
24 Henderson County 44,793
25 Barren County 44,485
26 Calloway County 37,103
27 Clark County 36,972
28 Whitley County 36,712
29 Graves County 36,649
30 Greenup County 35,962
31 Floyd County 35,942
32 Marshall County 31,659
33 Muhlenberg County 30,928
34 Boyle County 30,614
35 Knox County 30,193
36 Meade County 30,003
37 Perry County 28,473
38 Montgomery County 28,114
39 Logan County 27,432
40 Woodford County 26,871
41 Harlan County 26,831
42 Carter County 26,627
43 Grayson County 26,420
44 Taylor County 26,023
45 Grant County 24,941
46 Rowan County 24,662
47 Lincoln County 24,275
48 Bell County 24,097
49 Anderson County 23,852
50 Ohio County 23,772
51 Johnson County 22,680
52 Mercer County 22,641
53 Letcher County 21,548
54 Allen County 20,588
55 Breckinridge County 20,432
56 Clay County 20,345
57 Bourbon County 20,252
58 Simpson County 19,594
59 Marion County 19,581
60 Wayne County 19,555
61 Spencer County 19,490
62 Hart County 19,288
63 Adair County 18,903
64 Harrison County 18,692
65 Russell County 17,991
66 Mason County 17,120
67 Garrard County 16,953
68 McCreary County 16,888
69 Lawrence County 16,293
70 Rockcastle County 16,037
71 Casey County 15,941
72 Henry County 15,678
73 Fleming County 15,082
74 Larue County 14,867
75 Pendleton County 14,644
76 Knott County 14,251
77 Estill County 14,163
78 Trigg County 14,061
79 Morgan County 13,726
80 Breathitt County 13,718
81 Union County 13,668
82 Powell County 13,129
83 Lewis County 13,080
84 Webster County 13,017
85 Jackson County 12,955
86 Bath County 12,750
87 Caldwell County 12,649
88 Butler County 12,371
89 Todd County 12,243
90 Edmonson County 12,126
91 Washington County 12,027
92 Magoffin County 11,637
93 Monroe County 11,338
94 Martin County 11,287
95 Owen County 11,278
96 Green County 11,107
97 Carroll County 10,810
98 Leslie County 10,513
99 Metcalfe County 10,286
100 Clinton County 9,253
101 McLean County 9,152
102 Hancock County 9,095
103 Crittenden County 8,990
104 Livingston County 8,888
105 Gallatin County 8,690
106 Lyon County 8,680
107 Trimble County 8,474
108 Bracken County 8,400
109 Ballard County 7,728
110 Nicholas County 7,537
111 Lee County 7,395
112 Elliott County 7,354
113 Wolfe County 6,562
114 Fulton County 6,515
115 Menifee County 6,113
116 Cumberland County 5,888
117 Carlisle County 4,826
118 Hickman County 4,521
119 Owsley County 4,051
120 Robertson County 2,193

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 10 December 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race." 2020 Census State Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File. U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census. Web. 12 August 2021. https://www.census.gov/.

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