Cities & States

Louisville/Jefferson County metro government
Population: 608,732
Lexington-Fayette urban county
Population: 308,306
Bowling Green
Population: 61,617
Population: 58,350
Population: 40,845
Population: 32,574
Population: 32,483
Population: 31,428
Population: 30,968
Population: 29,657

Jefferson County
Population: 746,580
Fayette County
Population: 300,843
Kenton County
Population: 160,828
Boone County
Population: 121,214
Warren County
Population: 115,438
Hardin County
Population: 106,211
Daviess County
Population: 97,230
Campbell County
Population: 90,606
Madison County
Population: 83,976
Bullitt County
Population: 75,250


Kentucky Employment Profile

Located in the Southeast region of the U.S., the Bluegrass State is known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, and tobacco. Between 2012 and 2022, total employment is projected to increase 11.6%, with healthcare support occupations, community and social services occupations, and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations to be the fastest growing occupational groups. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of June 2014) include United Parcel Service, Inc., Toyota Motor Corp., Humana Inc., Ford Motor Co., General Electric Co.,, Fidelity Investments (FMR LLC), Xerox Corp., Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., and Citigroup. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
8.09% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

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