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Kentucky Counties by Population

Below are the 120 Kentucky counties sorted by population from largest to smallest. The population data are from the 2021 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!

Rank County Population
1 Jefferson County 780,449
2 Fayette County 321,354
3 Kenton County 168,264
4 Boone County 134,599
5 Warren County 133,216
6 Hardin County 110,134
7 Daviess County 102,488
8 Campbell County 93,023
9 Madison County 92,194
10 Bullitt County 81,729
11 Christian County 72,377
12 Oldham County 67,586
13 McCracken County 67,394
14 Pulaski County 64,717
15 Laurel County 62,090
16 Pike County 58,914
17 Scott County 56,267
18 Jessamine County 53,016
19 Franklin County 51,319
20 Boyd County 48,447
21 Shelby County 47,523
22 Nelson County 46,440
23 Hopkins County 45,432
24 Henderson County 45,102
25 Barren County 44,277
26 Calloway County 37,291
27 Graves County 36,796
28 Clark County 36,716
29 Whitley County 36,578
30 Floyd County 36,127
31 Greenup County 35,996
32 Marshall County 31,662
33 Muhlenberg County 31,011
34 Boyle County 30,469
35 Knox County 30,367
36 Meade County 29,735
37 Perry County 28,421
38 Montgomery County 28,084
39 Logan County 27,319
40 Harlan County 26,921
41 Carter County 26,820
42 Woodford County 26,758
43 Grayson County 26,351
44 Taylor County 25,948
45 Grant County 24,918
46 Bell County 24,674
47 Rowan County 24,654
48 Lincoln County 24,314
49 Ohio County 23,861
50 Anderson County 23,646
51 Johnson County 22,794
52 Mercer County 22,470
53 Letcher County 21,784
54 Allen County 20,604
55 Clay County 20,484
56 Breckinridge County 20,345
57 Bourbon County 20,281
58 Wayne County 19,743
59 Marion County 19,556
60 Simpson County 19,324
61 Spencer County 19,256
62 Hart County 19,194
63 Adair County 18,832
64 Harrison County 18,690
65 Russell County 17,909
66 Mason County 17,103
67 McCreary County 17,044
68 Garrard County 17,018
69 Lawrence County 16,274
70 Rockcastle County 16,167
71 Casey County 15,863
72 Henry County 15,691
73 Fleming County 14,996
74 Larue County 14,768
75 Pendleton County 14,625
76 Knott County 14,506
77 Estill County 14,157
78 Trigg County 14,067
79 Union County 13,786
80 Morgan County 13,772
81 Breathitt County 13,652
82 Lewis County 13,103
83 Powell County 13,050
84 Jackson County 13,029
85 Webster County 12,994
86 Bath County 12,680
87 Caldwell County 12,641
88 Butler County 12,413
89 Todd County 12,206
90 Edmonson County 12,165
91 Washington County 11,957
92 Magoffin County 11,818
93 Martin County 11,394
94 Monroe County 11,269
95 Owen County 11,160
96 Green County 11,141
97 Carroll County 10,808
98 Leslie County 10,622
99 Metcalfe County 10,275
100 Clinton County 9,372
101 McLean County 9,182
102 Hancock County 9,050
103 Crittenden County 8,997
104 Livingston County 8,989
105 Lyon County 8,700
106 Gallatin County 8,694
107 Trimble County 8,502
108 Bracken County 8,394
109 Ballard County 7,814
110 Nicholas County 7,517
111 Elliott County 7,414
112 Lee County 7,263
113 Wolfe County 6,666
114 Fulton County 6,507
115 Menifee County 6,149
116 Cumberland County 6,023
117 Carlisle County 4,821
118 Hickman County 4,529
119 Owsley County 4,094
120 Robertson County 2,196

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 8 December 2022. http://www.census.gov/.

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