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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 2021 Population Estimates Program and 2020 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 777,874
2 Fayette County 321,793
3 Kenton County 169,495
4 Boone County 137,412
5 Warren County 137,212
6 Hardin County 111,607
7 Daviess County 103,063
8 Madison County 94,666
9 Campbell County 93,050
10 Bullitt County 82,918
11 Christian County 72,357
12 Oldham County 68,685
13 McCracken County 67,454
14 Pulaski County 65,423
15 Laurel County 62,561
16 Scott County 58,252
17 Pike County 57,391
18 Jessamine County 53,626
19 Franklin County 51,682
20 Shelby County 48,461
21 Boyd County 47,899
22 Nelson County 47,098
23 Hopkins County 45,138
24 Barren County 44,544
25 Henderson County 44,329
26 Calloway County 37,560
27 Whitley County 36,939
28 Clark County 36,871
29 Graves County 36,615
30 Greenup County 35,649
31 Floyd County 35,274
32 Marshall County 31,748
33 Boyle County 30,747
34 Muhlenberg County 30,694
35 Meade County 30,131
36 Knox County 29,909
37 Montgomery County 28,219
38 Perry County 27,929
39 Logan County 27,771
40 Woodford County 27,075
41 Grayson County 26,524
42 Carter County 26,412
43 Taylor County 26,235
44 Harlan County 26,164
45 Grant County 25,244
46 Rowan County 24,861
47 Lincoln County 24,243
48 Anderson County 24,035
49 Bell County 23,858
50 Ohio County 23,688
51 Mercer County 22,850
52 Johnson County 22,556
53 Letcher County 21,253
54 Allen County 20,797
55 Breckinridge County 20,651
56 Bourbon County 20,229
57 Clay County 20,206
58 Spencer County 19,916
59 Marion County 19,725
60 Simpson County 19,718
61 Wayne County 19,540
62 Hart County 19,460
63 Harrison County 18,950
64 Adair County 18,932
65 Russell County 18,156
66 Garrard County 17,362
67 Mason County 16,931
68 McCreary County 16,892
69 Lawrence County 16,290
70 Rockcastle County 16,115
71 Casey County 15,866
72 Henry County 15,657
73 Fleming County 15,224
74 Larue County 15,028
75 Pendleton County 14,607
76 Trigg County 14,192
77 Estill County 14,092
78 Knott County 14,053
79 Morgan County 13,820
80 Breathitt County 13,553
81 Union County 13,544
82 Powell County 13,133
83 Lewis County 12,987
84 Jackson County 12,984
85 Webster County 12,813
86 Bath County 12,778
87 Caldwell County 12,624
88 Butler County 12,294
89 Edmonson County 12,291
90 Todd County 12,285
91 Washington County 12,072
92 Magoffin County 11,497
93 Owen County 11,294
94 Green County 11,291
95 Monroe County 11,233
96 Martin County 11,140
97 Carroll County 10,863
98 Metcalfe County 10,349
99 Leslie County 10,278
100 Clinton County 9,265
101 McLean County 9,100
102 Hancock County 9,064
103 Livingston County 8,959
104 Crittenden County 8,947
105 Lyon County 8,803
106 Gallatin County 8,775
107 Trimble County 8,530
108 Bracken County 8,439
109 Nicholas County 7,712
110 Ballard County 7,695
111 Lee County 7,451
112 Elliott County 7,381
113 Fulton County 6,512
114 Wolfe County 6,507
115 Menifee County 6,194
116 Cumberland County 5,879
117 Carlisle County 4,791
118 Hickman County 4,424
119 Owsley County 3,953
120 Robertson County 2,257

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 17 March 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

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