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Map of the United States with Kentucky highlighted
Map of the United States with Kentucky highlighted

Kentucky is a state in the United States. It has 419 active cities.[1]

Classes

Kentucky population density by census tract (2010), showing the concentration of settlement around Jefferson, Fayette, and Kenton counties.
Kentucky population density by census tract (2010), showing the concentration of settlement around Jefferson, Fayette, and Kenton counties.

Since January 1, 2015, Kentucky cities have been divided into two classes based on their form of government:[2]

This system went into effect on January 1, 2015, following the 2014 passage of House Bill 331 by the Kentucky General Assembly and the bill's signing into law by Governor Steve Beshear.[3]

The new system replaced one in which cities were divided into six classes based on their population at the time of their classification. Prior to the enactment of House Bill 331, over 400 classification-related laws affected public safety, alcohol beverage control, revenue options and others. Lexington and Fayette County are completely merged in a unitary urban county government (UCG); Louisville and other cities within Jefferson County have also merged into a single metro government. However, under state law, both major cities retained their pre-merger classification[4] before the new scheme took effect. The General Assembly had historically reclassified cities only when requested by the city government. If all cities had been reclassified in the pre-2015 scheme according to actual population, about one-third of classifications would have changed.[4] In particular, Lexington would have been classified as a first-class (Class 1) city.

Although basic city classification changed in 2015, the old classifications will remain relevant for some time. Because many provisions of state law applied only to cities of certain pre-2015 classes, House Bill 331 was explicitly written to address such issues. In certain areas of law, class-based distinctions between cities have been replaced by population-based distinctions. In certain other areas that were more controversial, the pre-2015 status quo is being maintained through a registry of cities that were covered by prior laws.[3]

At the time the new system went into effect, the state's two largest cities of Louisville and Lexington were the only ones classified as first-class. All other cities in the state are now in the "home rule class."[5]

Pre-2015 classifications
Class Population
(when class was determined)
Number of cities in class[4] Hypothetical number
if reclassified by 2010 population[4]
1 100,000 or more 1 2
2 20,000 to 99,999 13 16
3 8,000 to 19,999 18 32
4 3,000 to 7,999 112 57
5 1000 to 2,999 114 98
6 999 or less 160 213

List of cities

Click on the double triangles at the top of a column to sort the table by that column.   County seat[A][6][7]

Name Population (2020)[8] Population (2010)[B] Change Current Class[5] Pre-2015 Class[4] Area[B] Incorporated[C] County[D]
Adairville 837 852 -1.8% Home Rule 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1871[9] Logan
Albany 1,760 2,033 -13.4% Home Rule 4 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) 1838[10] Clinton
Alexandria 10,341 8,477 22% Home Rule 4 7.0 sq mi (18.1 km2) 1856[11] Campbell
Allen 182 193 -5.7% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1913 Floyd
Anchorage 2,500 2,348 6.5% Home Rule 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1878 Jefferson
Arlington 264 324 -18.5% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1876 Carlisle
Ashland 21,625 21,684 -0.3% Home Rule 2 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2) 1856 Boyd
Auburn 1,589 1,340 18.6% Home Rule 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1878[12] Logan
Audubon Park 1,433 1,473 -2.7% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1941 Jefferson
Augusta 1,096 1,190 -7.9% Home Rule 4 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1850[13] Bracken
Bancroft 503 494 1.8% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1970 Jefferson
Barbourmeade 1,216 1,218 -0.2% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1962 Jefferson
Barbourville 3,222 3,165 1.8% Home Rule 4 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1856[14][15] Knox
Bardstown[16] 13,567 11,700 16% Home Rule 4 10.6 sq mi (27.5 km2) 1838[17] Nelson
Bardwell 714 723 -1.2% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1878 Carlisle
Barlow[18] 653 675 -3.3% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1903[19] Ballard
Beattyville[20] 2,176 1,307 66.5% Home Rule 5 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1872[21] Lee
Beaver Dam 3,531 3,409 3.6% Home Rule 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1873 Ohio
Bedford 526 599 -12.2% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1946[22] Trimble
Beechwood Village 1,280 1,324 -3.3% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1950 Jefferson
Bellefonte 920 888 3.6% Home Rule 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1951 Greenup
Bellemeade 909 865 5.1% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1956 Jefferson
Bellevue 5,548 5,955 -6.8% Home Rule 4 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1870 Campbell
Bellewood 340 321 5.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1950 Jefferson
Benham 512 500 2.4% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1961 Harlan
Benton 4,756 4,349 9.4% Home Rule 4 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2) 1845 Marshall
Berea 15,539 13,561 14.6% Home Rule 3 16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2) 1890 Madison
Berry[23] 250 264 -5.3% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1867 Harrison
Blackey 109 120 -9.2% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1915 Letcher
Blaine 66 47 40.4% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1886 Lawrence
Blandville 73 90 -18.9% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1845 Ballard
Bloomfield[24] 961 838 14.7% Home Rule 5 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1819 Nelson
Blue Ridge Manor 791 767 3.1% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1964 Jefferson
Bonnieville 269 255 5.5% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1956[25] Hart
Booneville 168 81 24.4% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1847 Owsley
Bowling Green[26] 72,294 58,067 24.5% Home Rule 2 38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2) 1812 Warren
Bradfordsville 270 294 -8.2% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1860[27] Marion
Brandenburg 2,894 2,643 9.5% Home Rule 5 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) 1872 Meade
Bremen[28] 172 197 -12.7% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1869 Muhlenberg
Briarwood 445 435 2.3% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1957 Jefferson
Brodhead 1,117 1,211 -7.8% Home Rule 5 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1880 Rockcastle
Broeck Pointe 245 272 -9.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1980 Jefferson
Bromley 724 763 -5.1% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1890 Kenton
Brooksville 654 642 1.9% Home Rule 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1839 Bracken
Brownsboro Farm 640 648 -1.2% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1966 Jefferson
Brownsboro Village 308 319 -3.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1954[29] Jefferson
Brownsville 875 836 4.7% Home Rule 5 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1880[30] Edmonson
Buckhorn 89 162 -45.1% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1996 Perry
Burgin 979 965 1.5% Home Rule 5 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1878 Mercer
Burkesville 1,388 1,521 -8.7% Home Rule 5 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1846 Cumberland
Burnside 694 611 13.6% Home Rule 4 8.2 sq mi (21.2 km2) 1890 Pulaski
Butler 646 612 5.6% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1868 Pendleton
Cadiz 2,540 2,558 -0.7% Home Rule 4 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1822 Trigg
Calhoun[31] 725 763 -5% Home Rule 5 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1852 McLean
California 83 90 -7.8% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1874 Campbell
Calvert City 2,514 2,566 -2% Home Rule 4 16.7 sq mi (43.3 km2) 1951[32] Marshall
Camargo 1,020 1,081 -5.6% Home Rule 5 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) 1969 Montgomery
Cambridge 162 175 -7.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1953 Jefferson
Campbellsburg 836 813 2.8% Home Rule 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1937[33][34] Henry
Campbellsville 11,426 9,108 25.5% Home Rule 3 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2) 1851[35] Taylor
Campton 316 441 -28.3% Home Rule 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1870 Wolfe
Caneyville 529 608 -13% Home Rule 6 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1880 Grayson
Carlisle 2,093 2,010 4.1% Home Rule 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1880[36] Nicholas
Carrollton[37] 3,890 3,938 -1.2% Home Rule 4 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1838[38] Carroll
Carrsville 48 50 -4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979[39] Livingston
Catlettsburg 1,780 1,856 -4.1% Home Rule 4 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1858 Boyd
Cave City 2,356 2,240 5.2% Home Rule 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1866 Barren
Centertown[40] 416 423 -1.7% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1890 Ohio
Central City[41] 5,819 5,978 -2.7% Home Rule 4 5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2) 1882[42] Muhlenberg
Clarkson 933 875 6.6% Home Rule 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1908[43] Grayson
Clay 1,031 1,181 -12.7% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1860[44] Webster
Clay City 1,193 1,077 10.8% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1890 Powell
Clinton 1,222 1,388 -12% Home Rule 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1831 Hickman
Cloverport 1,119 1,152 -2.9% Home Rule 5 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1860[45] Breckinridge
Coal Run Village[46] 1,669 1,706 -2.2% Home Rule 6 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2) 1963 Pike
Cold Spring 6,216 5,912 5.1% Home Rule 5 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2) 1941 Campbell
Coldstream 1,295 1,100 17.7% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Columbia 4,845 4,452 8.8% Home Rule 4 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2) 1893[47] Adair
Columbus 140 170 -17.6% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1860[48] Hickman
Concord 19 35 -45.7% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1833 Lewis
Corbin 7,856 7,304 7.6% Home Rule 4 7.9 sq mi (20.5 km2) 1902 Whitley
Knox
Laurel
Corinth 226 232 -2.6% Home Rule 6 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1878 Grant
Corydon 737 720 2.4% Home Rule 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1868 Henderson
Covington 40,961 40,640 0.8% Home Rule 2 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2) 1834[49] Kenton
Crab Orchard 744 841 -11.5% Home Rule 6 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1849 Lincoln
Creekside 305 305 0% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1977 Jefferson
Crescent Springs 4,319 3,801 13.6% Home Rule 4 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1957 Kenton
Crestview 452 475 -4.8% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1950 Campbell
Crestview Hills 3,246 3,148 3.1% Home Rule 4 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1951 Kenton
Crestwood 6,183 4,531 36.5% Home Rule 5 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2) 1970 Oldham
Crittenden 4,023 3,815 5.5% Home Rule 5 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1839[50] Grant
Crofton 653 749 -12.8% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1873 Christian
Crossgate 221 225 -1.8% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1968 Jefferson
Cumberland 1,947 2,237 -13% Home Rule 4 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 1917 Harlan
Cynthiana 6,333 6,402 -1.1% Home Rule 4 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2) 1860[51][52] Harrison
Danville 17,234 16,218 6.3% Home Rule 3 15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2) 1836[53] Boyle
Dawson Springs[54] 2,452 2,764 -11.3% Home Rule 4 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) 1832 Hopkins
Caldwell
Dayton[55] 5,666 5,338 6.1% Home Rule 4 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1867[56] Campbell
Dixon 933 786 18.7% Home Rule 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1861 Webster
Douglass Hills 5,456 5,484 -0.5% Home Rule 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1973 Jefferson
Dover 221 252 -12.3% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1856[57] Mason
Drakesboro 481 515 -6.6% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1888 Muhlenberg
Druid Hills 299 308 -2.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1950 Jefferson
Dry Ridge 2,102 2,191 -4.1% Home Rule 5 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2) 1920 Grant
Earlington 1,257 1,413 -11% Home Rule 4 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1871 Hopkins
Eddyville 2,375 2,554 -7% Home Rule 4 7.8 sq mi (20.2 km2) 1812 Lyon
Edgewood 8,435 8,575 -1.6% Home Rule 4 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2) 1948[58] Kenton
Edmonton 1,671 1,595 4.8% Home Rule 5 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1860[57] Metcalfe
Ekron 175 135 29.6% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1906 Meade
Elizabethtown 31,394 28,531 10% Home Rule 2 25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2) 1847[59] Hardin
Elkhorn City 1,035 982 5.4% Home Rule 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1912 Pike
Elkton 2,056 2,062 -0.3% Home Rule 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1843[48] Todd
Elsmere 9,159 8,451 8.4% Home Rule 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1896 Kenton
Eminence 2,705 2,498 8.3% Home Rule 4 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1851 Henry
Erlanger 19,611 18,082 8.5% Home Rule 3 8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2) 1897 Kenton
Eubank[60] 313 319 -1.9% Home Rule 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1886 Pulaski
Lincoln
Evarts 859 962 -10.7% Home Rule 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1921 Harlan
Ewing 228 264 -13.6% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1979[61] Fleming
Fairfield 118 113 4.4% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1870[36] Nelson
Fairview 144 143 0.7% Home Rule 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1957 Kenton
Falmouth 2,216 2,169 2.2% Home Rule 4 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1856[51] Pendleton
Ferguson 886 924 -4.1% Home Rule 5 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1906 Pulaski
Fincastle 848 817 3.8% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1974 Jefferson
Flatwoods 7,325 7,423 -1.3% Home Rule 3 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) 1932 Greenup
Fleming-Neon 548 770 -28.8% Home Rule 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1977 Letcher
Flemingsburg 2,953 2,658 11.1% Home Rule 4 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1812[62] Fleming
Florence 31,946 29,951 6.7% Home Rule 3 10.4 sq mi (26.9 km2) 1860[63] Boone
Fordsville 446 524 -14.9% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1886 Ohio
Forest Hills 438 444 -1.4% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1959 Jefferson
Fort Mitchell 8,702 8,207 6% Home Rule 4 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1910[64] Kenton
Fort Thomas 17,438 16,325 6.8% Home Rule 3 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) 1914[65] Campbell
Fort Wright 5,851 5,723 2.2% Home Rule 4 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1941 Kenton
Fountain Run 216 217 -0.5% Home Rule 6 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1908 Monroe
Fox Chase 436 447 -2.5% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1983 Bullitt
Frankfort 28,602 25,527 12% Home Rule 2 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2) 1835[66] Franklin
Franklin 10,176 8,408 21% Home Rule 3 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2) 1820 Simpson
Fredonia 372 401 -7.2% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1869 Caldwell
Frenchburg 601 486 23.7% Home Rule 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1871 Menifee
Fulton 2,357 2,445 -3.6% Home Rule 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1872 Fulton
Gamaliel 391 376 4% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1956 Monroe
Georgetown[67] 37,086 29,098 27.5% Home Rule 4[68] 16.0 sq mi (41.4 km2) 1784[69] Scott
Germantown 146 154 -5.2% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1795[70] Bracken
Mason
Ghent 363 323 12.4% Home Rule 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1856[27] Carroll
Glasgow 15,014 14,028 7% Home Rule 3 15.5 sq mi (40.1 km2) 1809[13] Barren
Glencoe 350 360 -2.8% Home Rule 6 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1960[71] Gallatin
Glenview 596 531 12.2% Home Rule 6 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1985 Jefferson
Glenview Hills 377 319 18.2% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1972 Jefferson
Glenview Manor 206 191 7.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1965 Jefferson
Goose Creek 303 294 3.1% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1969 Jefferson
Goshen 892 909 -1.9% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1990 Oldham
Grand Rivers 345 382 -9.7% Home Rule 5 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1890 Livingston
Gratz 67 78 -14.1% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1881 Owen
Graymoor-Devondale 2,853 2,870 -0.6% Home Rule 4 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1987[72] Jefferson
Grayson 3,834 4,217 -9.1% Home Rule 4 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1860[73] Carter
Green Spring 711 715 -0.6% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1974 Jefferson
Greensburg 2,179 2,163 0.7% Home Rule 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1795[38][74] Green
Greenup[75] 1,095 1,188 -7.8% Home Rule 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1848[36] Greenup
Greenville 4,492 4,312 4.2% Home Rule 4 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2) 1849[14] Muhlenberg
Guthrie 1,330 1,419 -6.3% Home Rule 4 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1876 Todd
Hanson 758 742 2.2% Home Rule 6 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1873 Hopkins
Hardin 580 615 -5.7% Home Rule 5 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1952 Marshall
Hardinsburg 2,385 2,343 1.8% Home Rule 5 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2) 1890[76] Breckinridge
Harlan[77] 1,776 1,745 1.8% Home Rule 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1884 Harlan
Harrodsburg 9,064 8,340 8.7% Home Rule 3 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2) 1836[78] Mercer
Hartford 2,668 2,672 -0.1% Home Rule 5 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1808 Ohio
Hawesville 1,023 945 8.3% Home Rule 5 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1847[57] Hancock
Hazard 5,263 4,456 18.1% Home Rule 4 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) 1884 Perry
Hazel 390 410 -4.9% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1911 Calloway
Hebron Estates 1,014 1,087 -6.7% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1984 Bullitt
Henderson 27,981 28,757 -2.7% Home Rule 2 17.6 sq mi (45.6 km2) 1840[59] Henderson
Heritage Creek[79] 1,209 1,076 12.4% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1960 Jefferson
Hickman 2,365 2,395 -1.3% Home Rule 4 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) 1841 Fulton
Hickory Hill 119 114 4.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Jefferson
Highland Heights[80] 6,662 6,923 -3.8% Home Rule 4 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1927[81] Campbell
Hills and Dales 146 142 2.8% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1976 Jefferson
Hillview 8,622 8,172 5.5% Home Rule 3 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) 1974 Bullitt
Hindman 701 777 -9.8% Home Rule 5 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 1886 Knott
Hodgenville 3,235 3,206 0.9% Home Rule 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1839 LaRue
Hollow Creek 799 783 2% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1971 Jefferson
Hollyvilla 518 537 -3.5% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1958 Jefferson
Hopkinsville 31,180 31,577 -1.3% Home Rule 2 30.8 sq mi (79.8 km2) 1853[82] Christian
Horse Cave 2,212 2,311 -4.3% Home Rule 4 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1864 Hart
Houston Acres 492 507 -3% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1956 Jefferson
Hunters Hollow 324 386 -16.1% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Bullitt
Hurstbourne 4,683 4,216 11.1% Home Rule 4 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1982 Jefferson
Hurstbourne Acres 1,957 1,811 8.1% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1963 Jefferson
Hustonville 387 405 -4.4% Home Rule 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1850[57] Lincoln
Hyden 303 365 -17% Home Rule 6 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1882 Leslie
Independence 28,676 24,757 15.8% Home Rule 2 17.7 sq mi (45.8 km2) 1842 Kenton
Indian Hills 2,860 2,868 -0.3% Home Rule 4 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1999[83] Jefferson
Inez[84] 546 717 -23.8% Home Rule 6 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1942[85] Martin
Irvine 2,360 2,715 -13.1% Home Rule 4 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1849[14] Estill
Irvington 1,231 1,181 4.2% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1889 Breckinridge
Island 429 458 -6.3% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1908[86] McLean
Jackson 2,237 2,231 0.3% Home Rule 4 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1890[87] Breathitt
Jamestown 1,867 1,794 4.1% Home Rule 5 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1826 Russell
Jeffersontown 28,474 26,595 7.1% Home Rule 2 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2) 1797 Jefferson
Jeffersonville 1,708 1,506 13.4% Home Rule 5 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1876 Montgomery
Jenkins 1,902 2,203 -13.7% Home Rule 4 7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2) 1912 Letcher
Junction City 2,268 2,241 1.2% Home Rule 4 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1882 Boyle
Keene 99 115 -13.9% Home Rule 6 1844 Jessamine
Kenton Vale 105 110 -4.5% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1949 Kenton
Kevil 595 376 58.2% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1910 Ballard
Kingsley 397 381 4.2% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1939 Jefferson
Kuttawa 629 649 -3.1% Home Rule 5 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2) 1872 Lyon
LaCenter 872 1,009 -13.6% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) ? Ballard
LaFayette 177 165 7.3% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1836 Christian
La Grange 10,067 8,082 24.6% Home Rule 4 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2) 1840 Oldham
Lakeside Park 2,841 2,668 6.5% Home Rule 5 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1930 Kenton
Lakeview Heights 277 185 49.7% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Rowan
Lancaster 3,899 3,442 13.3% Home Rule 4 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1837[59] Garrard
Langdon Place 870 936 -7.1% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1977 Jefferson
Lawrenceburg[88] 11,728 10,505 11.6% Home Rule 3 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) 1850[48] Anderson
Lebanon 6,274 5,539 13.3% Home Rule 4 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) 1815 Marion
Lebanon Junction 1,746 1,813 -3.7% Home Rule 5 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) 1895 Bullitt
Leitchfield 6,404 6,699 -4.4% Home Rule 4 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2) 1866 Grayson
Lewisburg 748 810 -7.7% Home Rule 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1878 Logan
Lewisport 1,767 1,670 5.8% Home Rule 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1882[89] Hancock
Lexington 322,570 295,803 9% First 2 285.6 sq mi (739.7 km2) 1831[90] Fayette
Liberty 2,028 2,168 -6.5% Home Rule 5 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2) 1860[63] Casey
Lincolnshire 137 148 -7.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1953 Jefferson
Livermore 1,230 1,365 -9.9% Home Rule 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1850 McLean
Livingston 166 226 -26.5% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1943[25] Rockcastle
London 7,572 7,993 -5.3% Home Rule 4 10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2) 1836 Laurel
Loretto 723 713 1.4% Home Rule 6 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1866 Marion
Louisa 2,679 2,467 8.6% Home Rule 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1869[91] Lawrence
Louisville 633,045 597,337 6% First 1 342.2 sq mi (886.3 km2) 1828[92] Jefferson
Loyall 638 1,461 -4.9% Home Rule 5 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1924 Harlan
Ludlow 4,385 4,407 -0.5% Home Rule 4 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1864 Kenton
Lynch 658 747 -11.9% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1963 Harlan
Lyndon 11,008 11,002 0.1% Home Rule 3 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) 1965[93] Jefferson
Lynnview 945 914 3.4% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1954 Jefferson
Mackville 207 222 -6.8% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1967 Washington
Madisonville 19,542 19,591 -0.3% Home Rule 3 18.7 sq mi (48.4 km2) 1807 Hopkins
Manchester[94] 1,512 1,255 20.5% Home Rule 4 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1844 Clay
Manor Creek 240 140 71.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1972 Jefferson
Marion 2,916 3,039 -4% Home Rule 4 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 1851[95] Crittenden
Martin 513 634 -19.1% Home Rule 4 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1920 Floyd
Maryhill Estates 185 179 3.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1963 Jefferson
Mayfield 10,017 10,024 -0.1% Home Rule 3 10.4 sq mi (26.9 km2) 1846[96] Graves
Maysville 8,873 9,011 -1.5% Home Rule 3 21.4 sq mi (55.4 km2) 1833 Mason
McHenry 369 388 -4.9% Home Rule 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1880 Ohio
McKee 803 800 0.4% Home Rule 5 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) 1882 Jackson
Meadow Vale 730 736 -0.8% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1967 Jefferson
Meadowbrook Farm 117 136 -14% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1975 Jefferson
Meadowview Estates 178 363 -51% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1954 Jefferson
Melbourne 458 401 14.2% Home Rule 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1912 Campbell
Mentor 218 193 13% Home Rule 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1957 Campbell
Middlesboro 9,405 10,334 -9% Home Rule 3 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2) 1890 Bell
Middletown 9,706 7,218 34.5% Home Rule 4 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2) 1979[59][97] Jefferson
Midway 1,718 1,641 4.7% Home Rule 4 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1846 Woodford
Millersburg 747 792 -5.7% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1893[35][98] Bourbon
Milton 590 574 2.8% Home Rule 6 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1954[99] Trimble
Mockingbird Valley 175 167 4.8% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1940[100] Jefferson
Monterey 112 138 -18.8% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1954[101] Owen
Monticello 5,753 6,188 -7% Home Rule 4 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) 1810 Wayne
Moorland 433 431 0.5% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1959 Jefferson
Morehead 7,151 6,845 4.5% Home Rule 4 9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2) 1869 Rowan
Morganfield 3,256 3,285 -0.9% Home Rule 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1870[14] Union
Morgantown 2,505 2,394 4.6% Home Rule 5 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) 1813 Butler
Mortons Gap 728 863 -15.6% Home Rule 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1888 Hopkins
Mount Olivet 347 299 16.1% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1871[102] Robertson
Mount Sterling 7,558 6,895 9.6% Home Rule 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1851[103] Montgomery
Mount Vernon 2,453 2,477 -1% Home Rule 5 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1866[104] Rockcastle
Mount Washington[105] 18,090 9,117 98.4% Home Rule 3 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2) 1954[106][107] Bullitt
Muldraugh 1,040 947 9.8% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1952 Meade
Munfordville 1,686 1,615 4.4% Home Rule 5 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2) 1880 Hart
Murray 17,307 17,741 -2.4% Home Rule 3 11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2) 1844 Calloway
Murray Hill 565 582 -2.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1982 Jefferson
Nebo 211 236 -10.6% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1861 Hopkins
New Castle 884 912 -3.1% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1851[35] Henry
New Haven 798 855 -6.7% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1839 Nelson
Newport 14,150 15,273 -7.4% Home Rule 3 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1834[108] Campbell
Nicholasville 31,093 28,015 11% Home Rule 2 13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2) 1837 Jessamine
Norbourne Estates 437 441 -0.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1950 Jefferson
North Middletown 610 643 -5.1% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1819 Bourbon
Northfield 991 1,020 -2.8% Home Rule 5 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1965 Jefferson
Nortonville[109] 977 1,204 -18.9% Home Rule 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1873 Hopkins
Norwood 379 370 2.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1975 Jefferson
Oak Grove 7,931 7,489 5.9% Home Rule 4 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2) 1974 Christian
Oakland 198 225 -12% Home Rule 6 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1977 Warren
Old Brownsboro Place 376 353 6.5% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1977 Jefferson
Olive Hill 1,580 1,599 -1.2% Home Rule 4 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1884 Carter
Orchard Grass Hills 1,536 1,595 -3.7% Home Rule 5 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1979 Oldham
Owensboro 60,183 57,265 5.1% Home Rule 2 20.4 sq mi (52.8 km2) 1850[35] Daviess
Owenton 1,682 1,327 26.8% Home Rule 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1849[30] Owen
Owingsville 1,593 1,530 4.1% Home Rule 4 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2) 1811[100] Bath
Paducah 27,137 25,024 8.4% Home Rule 2 20.0 sq mi (51.8 km2) 1838[63] McCracken
Paintsville 4,312 3,459 24.7% Home Rule 4 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2) 1843[11] Johnson
Paris[110] 10,171 8,553 18.9% Home Rule 3 6.0 sq mi (15.5 km2) 1890[111] Bourbon
Park City 614 537 14.3% Home Rule 5 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 1871 Barren
Park Hills 3,162 2,970 6.5% Home Rule 4 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1927 Kenton
Parkway Village 623 650 -4.2% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1940 Jefferson
Pembroke 865 869 -0.5% Home Rule 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1869 Christian
Perryville 782 751 4.1% Home Rule 5 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1867[35] Boyle
Pewee Valley 1,588 1,456 9.1% Home Rule 5 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2) 1870 Oldham
Pikeville[112] 7,754 6,903 12.3% Home Rule 4 21.1 sq mi (54.6 km2) 1848[96] Pike
Pineville 1,678 1,732 -3.1% Home Rule 4 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1873[113] Bell
Pioneer Village 2,671 2,030 31.6% Home Rule 4 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1974 Bullitt
Pippa Passes 468 533 -12.2% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1983 Knott
Plantation 826 832 -0.7% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1960 Jefferson
Pleasureville 779 834 -6.6% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1842 Henry
Shelby
Plum Springs 497 453 9.7% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1966 Warren
Poplar Hills 380 362 5% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Powderly 788 745 5.8% Home Rule 5 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1963 Muhlenberg
Prestonsburg[114] 3,681 3,255 13.1% Home Rule 4 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2) 1867[36] Floyd
Prestonville 171 161 6.2% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1867 Carroll
Princeton 6,270 6,329 -0.9% Home Rule 4 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2) 1854[48] Caldwell
Prospect 4,592 4,698 -2.3% Home Rule 3 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) 1974 Jefferson
Oldham
Providence 2,892 3,193 -9.4% Home Rule 4 6.1 sq mi (15.8 km2) 1860[33] Webster
Raceland[115] 2,343 2,424 -3.3% Home Rule 5 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1915 Greenup
Radcliff 23,042 21,688 6.2% Home Rule 2 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2) 1956 Hardin
Ravenna 568 605 -6.1% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1921 Estill
Raywick 155 134 15.7% Home Rule 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1838 Marion
Richlawn 415 405 2.5% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1948 Jefferson
Richmond 34,585 31,364 10.3% Home Rule 2 23.1 sq mi (59.8 km2) 1809 Madison
River Bluff 436 403 8.2% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1980 Oldham
Riverwood 492 446 10.3% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1969 Jefferson
Robards 449 515 -12.8% Home Rule 6 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1997 Henderson
Rochester 114 152 -25% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1858 Butler
Rockport 262 266 -1.5% Home Rule 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1870 Ohio
Rolling Fields 720 646 11.5% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1958[116] Jefferson
Rolling Hills 934 959 -2.6% Home Rule 5 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1966 Jefferson
Russell[117] 3,744 3,380 10.8% Home Rule 4 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2) 1874[118] Greenup
Russell Springs 2,715 2,441 11.2% Home Rule 5 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2) 1936 Russell
Russellville 7,164 6,960 2.9% Home Rule 4 10.8 sq mi (28.0 km2) 1840[119] Logan
Ryland Heights 922 1,022 -9.8% Home Rule 6 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2) 1972 Kenton
Sacramento 429 468 -8.3% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1860 McLean
Sadieville 320 303 5.6% Home Rule 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1880 Scott
St. Charles 273 277 -1.4% Home Rule 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1874 Hopkins
St. Mary 138 2,765 -56.6% Home Rule 6 1865 Marion
St. Matthews 17,534 17,472 0.4% Home Rule 3 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2) 1950 Jefferson
St. Regis Park 1,438 1,454 -1.1% Home Rule 4 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1953 Jefferson
Salem 722 752 -4% Home Rule 6 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1869[120] Livingston
Salt Lick 247 303 -18.5% Home Rule 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1888 Bath
Salyersville 1,591 1,883 -15.5% Home Rule 4 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 1867[121] Magoffin
Sanders 197 238 -17.2% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1882[122] Carroll
Sandy Hook 641 675 -5% Home Rule 5 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1888[123] Elliott
Sardis 60 103 -41.7% Home Rule 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1850 Mason
Robertson
Science Hill 657 693 -5.2% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1882 Pulaski
Scottsville 4,299 4,226 1.7% Home Rule 4 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2) 1860[35] Allen
Sebree 1,574 1,603 -1.8% Home Rule 5 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2) 1871 Webster
Seneca Gardens 674 696 -3.2% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1941 Jefferson
Sharpsburg 365 323 13% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1852[124] Bath
Shelbyville 17,282 14,045 23% Home Rule 3 8.2 sq mi (21.2 km2) 1846[103] Shelby
Shepherdsville 14,201 11,222 26.5% Home Rule 3 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2) 1793 [51][100] Bullitt
Shively 15,636 15,264 2.4% Home Rule 3 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2) 1938 Jefferson
Silver Grove 1,154 1,102 4.7% Home Rule 5 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2) 1950 Campbell
Simpsonville 2,990 2,484 20.4% Home Rule 5 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) 1833 Shelby
Slaughters[125] 190 216 -12% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1861 Webster
Smithfield 124 106 17% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1870 Henry
Smithland 240 301 -20.3% Home Rule 6 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 1843[126] Livingston
Smiths Grove 752 714 5.3% Home Rule 5 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1871 Warren
Somerset 11,924 11,196 6.5% Home Rule 3 11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2) 1883[14] Pulaski
Sonora 565 513 10.1% Home Rule 6 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1885 Hardin
South Carrollton 141 184 -23.4% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1849 Muhlenberg
South Park View 0 7 -100% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1961 Jefferson
South Shore 1,066 1,122 -5% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1957 Greenup
Southgate 3,648 3,803 -4.1% Home Rule 4 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1907 Campbell
Sparta 236 231 2.2% Home Rule 6 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2) 1852 Gallatin
Owen
Spring Mill 294 287 2.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Spring Valley 675 654 3.2% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1983 Jefferson
Springfield 2,846 2,519 13% Home Rule 4 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) 1847[51] Washington
Stamping Ground 780 643 21.3% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1853[11] Scott
Stanford 3,640 3,487 4.4% Home Rule 4 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 1861 Lincoln
Stanton 3,251 2,733 19% Home Rule 4 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2) 1854 Powell
Strathmoor Manor 351 337 4.2% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1931 Jefferson
Strathmoor Village 684 648 5.6% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1929[127] Jefferson
Sturgis 1,735 1,898 -8.6% Home Rule 4 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) 1890 Union
Sycamore 166 160 3.8% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1979 Jefferson
Taylor Mill 6,873 6,604 4.1% Home Rule 4 6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2) 1956[128] Kenton
Taylorsville 1,256 763 64.6% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1856[129] Spencer
Ten Broeck 99 103 -3.9% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1979 Jefferson
Thornhill 185 178 3.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1976 Jefferson
Tompkinsville 2,309 2,402 -3.9% Home Rule 5 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2) 1856[130] Monroe
Trenton 326 384 -15.1% Home Rule 6 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1868[131] Todd
Union 7,416 5,379 37.9% Home Rule 4 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2) 1962[9][15] Boone
Uniontown 929 1,002 -7.3% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1860[131] Union
Upton 704 683 3.1% Home Rule 6 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1865 Hardin
LaRue
Vanceburg 1,428 1,518 -5.9% Home Rule 4 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 1827 Lewis
Versailles 10,347 8,568 20.8% Home Rule 3 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1837[103] Woodford
Vicco 327 334 -2.1% Home Rule 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1964 Perry
Villa Hills 7,310 7,489 -2.4% Home Rule 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1962 Kenton
Vine Grove 6,559 4,520 45.1% Home Rule 4 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2) 1865 Hardin
Walton 5,460 3,635 50.2% Home Rule 5 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2) 1854[33] Boone
Kenton
Warfield 264 269 -1.9% Home Rule 6 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) 1982 Martin
Warsaw[132] 1,761 1,615 9% Home Rule 4 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1833[133][134] Gallatin
Watterson Park 1,004 976 2.9% Home Rule 5 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 1981 Jefferson
Waverly 311 308 1% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1869[100] Union
Wayland 389 426 -8.7% Home Rule 6 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2) 1914[135] Floyd
Wellington 564 565 -0.2% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1946 Jefferson
West Buechel 1,370 1,230 11.4% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1951 Jefferson
West Liberty 3,215 3,435 -6.4% Home Rule 4 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2) 1840[136] Morgan
West Point 952 797 19.4% Home Rule 5 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 1848[137] Hardin
Westwood 571 634 -9.9% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1967 Jefferson
Wheatcroft 105 160 -34.4% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1902 Webster
Wheelwright 509 780 -34.7% Home Rule 6 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1917 Floyd
White Plains 829 884 -6.2% Home Rule 5 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1888 Hopkins
Whitesburg 1,773 2,139 -17.1% Home Rule 4 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2) 1876 Letcher
Whitesville 580 552 5.1% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1867 Daviess
Wickliffe 670 688 -2.6% Home Rule 5 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) 1882 Ballard
Wilder 3,176 3,035 4.6% Home Rule 5 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2) 1935 Campbell
Wildwood 281 261 7.7% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1964 Jefferson
Williamsburg 5,326 5,245 1.5% Home Rule 4 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2) 1851[130] Whitley
Williamstown 3,894 3,925 -0.8% Home Rule 5 17.0 sq mi (44.0 km2) 1858[100][124] Grant
Pendleton
Willisburg 300 282 6.4% Home Rule 6 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) 1965[9] Washington
Wilmore 5,999 3,686 62.8% Home Rule 4 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1918[138] Jessamine
Winchester 19,134 18,368 4.2% Home Rule 3 7.9 sq mi (20.5 km2) 1793 Clark
Windy Hills 2,427 2,385 1.8% Home Rule 5 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 1952 Jefferson
Wingo 573 632 -9.3% Home Rule 6 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) 1872 Graves
Woodburn 303 355 -14.6% Home Rule 6 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 1866 Warren
Woodbury 80 90 -11.1% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1854[139] Butler
Woodland Hills 736 696 5.7% Home Rule 6 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1961 Jefferson
Woodlawn 212 229 -7.4% Home Rule 6 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1922 Campbell
Woodlawn Park 947 942 0.5% Home Rule 5 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1955 Jefferson
Worthington 1,501 1,609 -6.7% Home Rule 5 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1920 Greenup
Worthington Hills 1,563 1,446 8.1% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1980 Jefferson
Worthville 181 185 -2.2% Home Rule 6 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 1878 Carroll
Wurtland 983 995 -1.2% Home Rule 5 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) 1970 Greenup

Former cities

Since the 2010 census, some cities in Kentucky were disincorporated and did not appear in the next census.

Former cities in Kentucky
Name County Population
(2010)[142]
Area (2010)[142] Coordinates
sq mi km2
Dycusburg Crittenden 26 0.039 0.1 37°9′36″N 88°11′6″W / 37.16000°N 88.18500°W / 37.16000; -88.18500
Foster Bracken 44 0.098 0.3 38°47′57″N 84°12′47″W / 38.79917°N 84.21306°W / 38.79917; -84.21306

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "419 Active Kentucky Cities" & individual pages. Accessed June 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331: City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "City Classification Reform Fact Sheet Now Available". Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "KLC Research Report: The Basics of Kentucky Cities" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. September 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  5. ^ a b Noble, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "Corbin, other Tri-County cities now in Home Rule Class". The Times-Tribune. Corbin, KY. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "122 County Seats". Accessed 15 July 2013.
  7. ^ Kleber, John (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  9. ^ a b c Established 1833.
  10. ^ Established 1838.
  11. ^ a b c Established 1834.
  12. ^ Originally inc. 1865.
  13. ^ a b Established 1799.
  14. ^ a b c d e Established 1812.
  15. ^ a b Originally inc. 1854.
  16. ^ Originally inc. as Baird's Town.
  17. ^ Established 1788.
  18. ^ Originally inc. as Barlow City.
  19. ^ Originally inc. 1872.
  20. ^ Originally est. as Beatty.
  21. ^ Established 1851.
  22. ^ Established 1816. Originally inc. 1850.
  23. ^ Originally inc. as Berryville. Renamed Berry Station in 1869.
  24. ^ Originally inc. as Middletown.
  25. ^ a b Originally inc. 1880.
  26. ^ Originally inc. as Bolin Green. City of Bowling Green. "History of Bowling Green: Beginnings Archived 2013-07-26 at the Wayback Machine". Accessed 22 July 2013.
  27. ^ a b Established 1835.
  28. ^ Originally inc. as Breman.
  29. ^ Originally inc. 1940.
  30. ^ a b Originally inc. 1828.
  31. ^ Originally inc. as Calhoon.
  32. ^ Previously incorporated 1871 and 1946.
  33. ^ a b c Established 1840.
  34. ^ New Campbellsburg separately inc. 1876; it later grew to include Old Campbellsburg, while taking the shorter name.
  35. ^ a b c d e f Established 1817.
  36. ^ a b c d Established 1818.
  37. ^ Originally est. as Port William.
  38. ^ a b Established 1794.
  39. ^ Originally inc. 1860.
  40. ^ Originally inc. as Centre Town.
  41. ^ Originally inc. as Stroud City.
  42. ^ Established in 1873. Originally inc. 1880.
  43. ^ Originally inc. 1888.
  44. ^ Rennick (1988) lists Clay as having been reïncorporated in 1872.
  45. ^ Established 1828.
  46. ^ Also known as Coal Run.
  47. ^ Established 1803.
  48. ^ a b c d Established 1820.
  49. ^ Established 1815.
  50. ^ Established 1837.
  51. ^ a b c d Established 1793.
  52. ^ Originally inc. 1802.
  53. ^ Established 1787.
  54. ^ Originally inc. as Dawson City.
  55. ^ Originally the separate cities of Brooklyn and Jamestown.
  56. ^ Jamestown incorporated 1848; Brooklyn inc. 1849.
  57. ^ a b c d Established 1836.
  58. ^ Summit Hills Heights incorporated 1962; Pius Heights inc. 1965; both annexed by Edgewood 1968.
  59. ^ a b c d Established 1797.
  60. ^ Also known as Eubanks.
  61. ^ Established 1880.
  62. ^ Established before 1798.
  63. ^ a b c Established 1830.
  64. ^ South Ft. Mitchell separately incorporated 1927; annexed in 1967.
  65. ^ Established 1867.
  66. ^ Established 1786.
  67. ^ Originally inc. as Lebanon, then George Town.
  68. ^ http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/cities/citydetail.asp?id=152&city=Georgetown&idctr=149[bare URL]
  69. ^ Kentucky Encyclopedia, p. 371. "Georgetown". University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1992. Accessed 26 July 2013. The Kentucky Land Office cannot provide a date for Georgetown's incorporation.
  70. ^ Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 115. "Germantown". University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 26 July 2013.
  71. ^ Originally inc. 1876.
  72. ^ Graymoor originally inc. 1959. Devondale originally inc. 1958.
  73. ^ Established 1844.
  74. ^ Rennick (1987)
  75. ^ Originally inc. as Greenupsburg.
  76. ^ Established 1800.
  77. ^ Originally inc. as Mt. Pleasant.
  78. ^ Established 1785.
  79. ^ Originally inc. as Minor Lane Heights.
  80. ^ Originally inc. as District of Highlands.
  81. ^ Established & originally inc. 1867.
  82. ^ Established 1804.
  83. ^ Originally incorporated 1941; Indian Hills-Cherokee Section separately inc. 1955. The City of Indian Hills website claims they were merged in 1999, but the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Land Office continues to list Indian Hills-Cherokee Section as an active municipality.
  84. ^ Originally inc. as Eden.
  85. ^ Originally inc. in 1888.
  86. ^ Actual date unknown, but a 1938 court ruling claimed incorporation of at least 30 years.
  87. ^ Established 1839. Originally inc. 1845.
  88. ^ Originally est. as Lawrence.
  89. ^ Originally inc. 1844.
  90. ^ Established 1782.
  91. ^ Originally inc. 1822.
  92. ^ Established 1778.
  93. ^ Annexed the cities of Keeneland and Whipps Millgate in 2001.
  94. ^ Originally est. as Greenville.
  95. ^ Originally inc. in 1844.
  96. ^ a b Established 1824.
  97. ^ Originally inc. 1866.
  98. ^ Originally inc. 1874.
  99. ^ Originally inc. 1846.
  100. ^ a b c d e Actual date unknown.
  101. ^ Established 1847. Originally inc. 1874.
  102. ^ Originally inc. 1851.
  103. ^ a b c Established 1792.
  104. ^ Originally inc. 1818.
  105. ^ Originally est. as Mount Vernon.
  106. ^ Originally inc. 1833.
  107. ^ Established 1822.
  108. ^ Established 1795.
  109. ^ Originally inc. as Norton.
  110. ^ Originally est. as Hopewell.
  111. ^ Established 1789. Originally inc. 1839.
  112. ^ Originally est. as Pike and inc. as Piketon.
  113. ^ Established 1781.
  114. ^ Originally est. as Preston's Station.
  115. ^ Originally inc. as Chinnville.
  116. ^ Although city claims 1951 incorporation.
  117. ^ Originally est. as Riverview.
  118. ^ Established 1869.
  119. ^ Established 1810.
  120. ^ Earlier establishment legalized by General Assembly in 1816.
  121. ^ Established 1860.
  122. ^ Originally inc. 1871 in Gallatin Co.
  123. ^ Established 1850. Originally inc. 1872 as Martinsburg. City gov't reäctivated 1930 & 1968.
  124. ^ a b Established 1825.
  125. ^ Originally inc. as Slaughtersville.
  126. ^ Established 1805.
  127. ^ Merged with Strathmoor Gardens 1991.
  128. ^ Sunny Acres separately incorporated 1953; annexed in 1959. Winston Park separately inc. 1929; annexed in 1972.
  129. ^ Originally inc. 1829.
  130. ^ a b Established 1819.
  131. ^ a b Originally inc. 1840.
  132. ^ Originally inc. as Fredericksburg.
  133. ^ Established c. 1814.
  134. ^ Originally inc. 1831.
  135. ^ Established 1914.
  136. ^ Established 1823.
  137. ^ Established c. 1797. Originally inc. 1838.
  138. ^ University of Kentucky. Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer, "Wilmore". Accessed 8 July 2013. The Kentucky Land Office cannot provide a date for Wilmore's incorporation.
  139. ^ City gov't reäctivated 1986.
  140. ^ "County Seats of Kentucky's Counties". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. 2008-10-07. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  141. ^ "All places in Kentucky – DP-1. Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010, 2010 Demographic Profile Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2019-05-21. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  142. ^ a b "2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau.