Population of Kentucky 2021

Population

Kentucky has 4,339,367 residents (as of: Census 2010), of which 86.3% are white (excluding Hispanics and Latinos), 7.8% African-Americans, 3.1% Hispanics or Latinos, 1.1% Asians, 0.2% Indians.

Ancestry

According to their own statements, 18.9% of the population in 2014 are of “American” descent and thus represent the largest group. They are followed by the groups of German (14.6%), Irish (12.3%) and English (9.6%).

Religion

The population is predominantly Protestant at 76%. This includes 43% Baptists and 7% Methodists. 13% are Catholics, 2% belong to other free church communities and 9% do not belong to any of these religious communities or describe themselves as “non-religious”.

Top Counties by Population in Kentucky

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per km²)
1 Jefferson County 760,037 762.32
2 Fayette County 310,808 422.29
3 Kenton County 163,940 388.48
4 Boone County 126,424 198.47
5 Warren County 120,471 85.32
6 Hardin County 108,277 66.55
7 Daviess County 98,286 82.11
8 Campbell County 91,844 233.11
9 Madison County 87,351 76.49
10 Bullitt County 77,966 100.73
11 Christian County 74,261 39.78
12 McCracken County 65,327 100.50
13 Pulaski County 63,836 37.22
14 Oldham County 63,501 129.59
15 Pike County 63,045 30.89
16 Laurel County 60,026 53.17
17 Scott County 51,295 69.51
18 Jessamine County 50,826 113.45
19 Franklin County 49,891 91.71
20 Boyd County 48,843 117.98
21 Henderson County 46,478 40.77
22 Hopkins County 46,387 32.51
23 Shelby County 44,886 45.11
24 Nelson County 44,823 40.90
25 Barren County 43,159 33.93
26 Calloway County 38,293 38.29
27 Floyd County 38,119 37.37
28 Graves County 37,629 26.13
29 Greenup County 36,319 40.53
30 Clark County 35,769 54.36
31 Whitley County 35,514 31.15
32 Knox County 31,809 31.65
33 Muhlenberg County 31,218 25.38
34 Marshall County 30,964 39.19
35 Boyle County 29,717 63.09
36 Meade County 29,150 36.53
37 Harlan County 28,174 23.28
38 Bell County 27,789 29.72
39 Perry County 27,608 31.16
40 Montgomery County 27,485 53.37
41 Carter County 27,234 25.60
42 Logan County 26,878 18.67
43 Grayson County 26,205 20.08
44 Woodford County 25,574 51.66
45 Taylor County 25,268 36.15
46 Grant County 24,886 36.98
47 Lincoln County 24,456 28.01
48 Ohio County 23,988 15.60
49 Rowan County 23,666 32.51
50 Letcher County 23,370 26.62
51 Johnson County 23,273 34.28
52 Anderson County 21,899 41.63
53 Mercer County 21,330 32.82
54 Clay County 21,158 17.34
55 Wayne County 20,497 17.24
56 Allen County 20,395 22.76
57 Marion County 20,018 22.27
58 Bourbon County 19,983 26.50
59 Breckinridge County 19,899 13.44
60 Adair County 19,215 18.23
61 Hart County 18,608 17.28
62 Harrison County 18,603 23.17
63 McCreary County 17,874 16.12
64 Simpson County 17,837 29.19
65 Russell County 17,785 27.03
66 Spencer County 17,679 36.68
67 Mason County 17,177 27.53
68 Garrard County 16,869 28.21
69 Rockcastle County 16,837 20.43
70 Knott County 15,903 17.44
71 Casey County 15,902 13.77
72 Lawrence County 15,815 14.58
73 Henry County 15,583 20.81
74 Union County 15,176 16.98
75 Fleming County 14,556 16.01
76 Pendleton County 14,504 20.01
77 Estill County 14,458 21.97
78 LaRue County 14,191 20.84
79 Trigg County 14,153 12.34
80 Lewis County 13,891 11.08
81 Breathitt County 13,420 10.47
82 Morgan County 13,314 13.49
83 Jackson County 13,300 14.84
84 Webster County 13,247 15.26
85 Magoffin County 12,924 16.09
86 Butler County 12,886 11.62
87 Caldwell County 12,736 14.17
88 Martin County 12,548 20.98
89 Todd County 12,531 12.87
90 Powell County 12,445 26.71
91 Bath County 12,217 16.90
92 Edmonson County 12,024 15.32
93 Washington County 11,970 15.35
94 Green County 11,054 14.76
95 Leslie County 10,929 10.45
96 Carroll County 10,826 32.12
97 Monroe County 10,715 12.50
98 Owen County 10,656 11.68
99 Clinton County 10,176 19.84
100 Metcalfe County 10,001 13.26
101 McLean County 9,489 14.42
102 Livingston County 9,370 11.45
103 Crittenden County 9,235 9.85
104 Trimble County 8,797 22.79
105 Hancock County 8,764 17.89
106 Gallatin County 8,600 33.59
107 Lyon County 8,441 15.10
108 Bracken County 8,417 16.00
109 Ballard County 8,251 12.69
110 Elliott County 7,683 12.68
111 Lee County 7,605 13.98
112 Wolfe County 7,225 12.50
113 Nicholas County 7,052 13.83
114 Cumberland County 6,756 8.52
115 Menifee County 6,298 11.93
116 Fulton County 6,276 11.60
117 Carlisle County 4,989 10.04
118 Hickman County 4,745 7.51
119 Owsley County 4,519 8.81
120 Robertson County 2,208 8.53

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