List of cities in Kentucky

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



Kentucky population density by census tract (2010), showing the concentration of settlement around Jefferson, Fayette, and Kenton counties. Kentucky population map.png
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 In certain areas of law, class-based distinctions between cities have been replaced by population-based distinctions.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
(when class was determined)
Number of cities in class [4] Hypothetical number
if reclassified by 2010 population [4]
1100,000 or more12
220,000 to 99,9991316
38,000 to 19,9991832
43,000 to 7,99911257
51000 to 2,99911498
6999 or less160213

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]

NamePop. [B] Current Class [5] Pre-2015 Class [4] Area [B] Incorporated [C] County [D]
Adairville 852Home Rule51.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1871 [8] Logan
Albany 2,033Home Rule42.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)1838 [9] Clinton
Alexandria 8,477Home Rule47.0 sq mi (18.1 km2)1856 [10] Campbell
Allen 193Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1913 Floyd
Anchorage 2,348Home Rule43.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1878 Jefferson
Arlington 324Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1876 Carlisle
Ashland 21,684Home Rule210.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)1856 Boyd
Auburn 1,340Home Rule51.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1878 [11] Logan
Audubon Park 1,473Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1941 Jefferson
Augusta 1,190Home Rule41.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1850 [12] Bracken
Bancroft 494Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1970 Jefferson
Barbourmeade 1,218Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1962 Jefferson
Barbourville 3,165Home Rule42.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)1856 [13] [14] Knox
Bardstown [15] 11,700Home Rule410.6 sq mi (27.5 km2)1838 [16] Nelson
Bardwell 723Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1878 Carlisle
Barlow [17] 675Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1903 [18] Ballard
Beattyville [19] 1,307Home Rule52.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)1872 [20] Lee
Beaver Dam 3,409Home Rule42.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1873 Ohio
Bedford 599Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1946 [21] Trimble
Beechwood Village 1,324Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1950 Jefferson
Bellefonte 888Home Rule60.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1951 Greenup
Bellemeade 865Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1956 Jefferson
Bellevue 5,955Home Rule40.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1870 Campbell
Bellewood 321Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1950 Jefferson
Benham 500Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1961 Harlan
Benton 4,349Home Rule44.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)1845 Marshall
Berea 13,561Home Rule316.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)1890 Madison
Berry [22] 264Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1867 Harrison
Blackey 120Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1915 Letcher
Blaine 47Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1886 Lawrence
Blandville 90Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1845 Ballard
Bloomfield [23] 838Home Rule51.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1819 Nelson
Blue Ridge Manor 767Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1964 Jefferson
Bonnieville 255Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1956 [24] Hart
Booneville 81Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1847 Owsley
Bowling Green [25] 58,067Home Rule238.1 sq mi (98.7 km2)1812 Warren
Bradfordsville 294Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1860 [26] Marion
Brandenburg 2,643Home Rule53.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)1872 Meade
Bremen [27] 197Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1869 Muhlenberg
Briarwood 435Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1957 Jefferson
Brodhead 1,211Home Rule51.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1880 Rockcastle
Broeck Pointe 272Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1980 Jefferson
Bromley 763Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1890 Kenton
Brooksville 642Home Rule50.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1839 Bracken
Brownsboro Farm 648Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1966 Jefferson
Brownsboro Village 319Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1954 [28] Jefferson
Brownsville 836Home Rule52.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1880 [29] Edmonson
Buckhorn 162Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1996 Perry
Burgin 965Home Rule51.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1878 Mercer
Burkesville 1,521Home Rule52.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1846 Cumberland
Burnside 611Home Rule48.2 sq mi (21.2 km2)1890 Pulaski
Butler 612Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1868 Pendleton
Cadiz 2,558Home Rule42.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)1822 Trigg
Calhoun [30] 763Home Rule50.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1852 McLean
California 90Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1874 Campbell
Calvert City 2,566Home Rule416.7 sq mi (43.3 km2)1951 [31] Marshall
Camargo 1,081Home Rule52.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)1969 Montgomery
Cambridge 175Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1953 Jefferson
Campbellsburg 813Home Rule51.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1937 [32] [33] Henry
Campbellsville 9,108Home Rule35.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)1851 [34] Taylor
Campton 441Home Rule61.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1870 Wolfe
Caneyville 608Home Rule61.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1880 Grayson
Carlisle 2,010Home Rule41.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1880 [35] Nicholas
Carrollton [36] 3,938Home Rule42.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)1838 [37] Carroll
Carrsville 50Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1979 [38] Livingston
Catlettsburg 1,856Home Rule41.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1858 Boyd
Cave City 2,240Home Rule44.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)1866 Barren
Centertown [39] 423Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1890 Ohio
Central City [40] 5,978Home Rule45.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)1882 [41] Muhlenberg
Clarkson 875Home Rule61.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1908 [42] Grayson
Clay 1,181Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1860 [43] Webster
Clay City 1,077Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1890 Powell
Clinton 1,388Home Rule51.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1831 Hickman
Cloverport 1,152Home Rule51.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)1860 [44] Breckinridge
Coal Run Village [45] 1,706Home Rule68.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)1963 Pike
Cold Spring 5,912Home Rule54.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)1941 Campbell
Coldstream 1,100Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1983 Jefferson
Columbia 4,452Home Rule44.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)1893 [46] Adair
Columbus 170Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1860 [47] Hickman
Concord 35Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1833 Lewis
Corbin 7,304Home Rule47.9 sq mi (20.5 km2)1902 Whitley
Corinth 232Home Rule62.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)1878 Grant
Corydon 720Home Rule50.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1868 Henderson
Covington 40,640Home Rule213.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)1834 [48] Kenton
Crab Orchard 841Home Rule61.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1849 Lincoln
Creekside 305Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1977 Jefferson
Crescent Springs 3,801Home Rule41.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)1957 Kenton
Crestview 475Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1950 Campbell
Crestview Hills 3,148Home Rule41.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)1951 Kenton
Crestwood 4,531Home Rule54.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)1970 Oldham
Crittenden 3,815Home Rule53.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)1839 [49] Grant
Crofton 749Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1873 Christian
Crossgate 225Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1968 Jefferson
Cumberland 2,237Home Rule43.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)1917 Harlan
Cynthiana 6,402Home Rule44.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)1860 [50] [51] Harrison
Danville 16,218Home Rule315.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)1836 [52] Boyle
Dawson Springs [53] 2,764Home Rule43.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)1832 Hopkins
Dayton [54] 5,338Home Rule41.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)1867 [55] Campbell
Dixon 786Home Rule61.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1861 Webster
Douglass Hills 5,484Home Rule41.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1973 Jefferson
Dover 252Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1856 [56] Mason
Drakesboro 515Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1888 Muhlenberg
Druid Hills 308Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1950 Jefferson
Dry Ridge 2,191Home Rule54.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)1920 Grant
Earlington 1,413Home Rule42.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)1871 Hopkins
Eddyville 2,554Home Rule47.8 sq mi (20.2 km2)1812 Lyon
Edgewood 8,575Home Rule44.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)1948 [57] Kenton
Edmonton 1,595Home Rule53.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)1860 [56] Metcalfe
Ekron 135Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1906 Meade
Elizabethtown 28,531Home Rule225.8 sq mi (66.8 km2)1847 [58] Hardin
Elkhorn City 982Home Rule42.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1912 Pike
Elkton 2,062Home Rule42.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)1843 [47] Todd
Elsmere 8,451Home Rule42.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1896 Kenton
Eminence 2,498Home Rule42.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)1851 Henry
Erlanger 18,082Home Rule38.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)1897 Kenton
Eubank [59] 319Home Rule60.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1886 Pulaski
Evarts 962Home Rule50.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1921 Harlan
Ewing 264Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1979 [60] Fleming
Fairfield 113Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1870 [35] Nelson
Fairview 143Home Rule60.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1957 Kenton
Falmouth 2,169Home Rule41.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1856 [50] Pendleton
Ferguson 924Home Rule51.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1906 Pulaski
Fincastle 817Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1974 Jefferson
Flatwoods 7,423Home Rule33.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)1932 Greenup
Fleming-Neon 770Home Rule51.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1977 Letcher
Flemingsburg 2,658Home Rule42.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)1812 [61] Fleming
Florence 29,951Home Rule310.4 sq mi (26.9 km2)1860 [62] Boone
Fordsville 524Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1886 Ohio
Forest Hills 444Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1959 Jefferson
Fort Mitchell 8,207Home Rule43.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)1910 [63] Kenton
Fort Thomas 16,325Home Rule35.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)1914 [64] Campbell
Fort Wright 5,723Home Rule43.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)1941 Kenton
Fountain Run 217Home Rule61.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1908 Monroe
Fox Chase 447Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1983 Bullitt
Frankfort 25,527Home Rule214.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)1835 [65] Franklin
Franklin 8,408Home Rule311.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)1820 Simpson
Fredonia 401Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1869 Caldwell
Frenchburg 486Home Rule60.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1871 Menifee
Fulton 2,445Home Rule43.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1872 Fulton
Gamaliel 376Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1956 Monroe
Georgetown [66] 29,098Home Rule4 [67] 16.0 sq mi (41.4 km2)1784 [68] Scott
Germantown 154Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1795 [69] Bracken
Ghent 323Home Rule60.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1856 [26] Carroll
Glasgow 14,028Home Rule315.5 sq mi (40.1 km2)1809 [12] Barren
Glencoe 360Home Rule61.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1960 [70] Gallatin
Glenview 531Home Rule61.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)1985 Jefferson
Glenview Hills 319Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1972 Jefferson
Glenview Manor 191Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1965 Jefferson
Goose Creek 294Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1969 Jefferson
Goshen 909Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1990 Oldham
Grand Rivers 382Home Rule52.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)1890 Livingston
Gratz 78Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1881 Owen
Graymoor-Devondale 2,870Home Rule40.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1987 [71] Jefferson
Grayson 4,217Home Rule42.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)1860 [72] Carter
Green Spring 715Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1974 Jefferson
Greensburg 2,163Home Rule42.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)1795 [37] [73] Green
Greenup [74] 1,188Home Rule51.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)1848 [35] Greenup
Greenville 4,312Home Rule44.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)1849 [13] Muhlenberg
Guthrie 1,419Home Rule41.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)1876 Todd
Hanson 742Home Rule62.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1873 Hopkins
Hardin 615Home Rule50.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1952 Marshall
Hardinsburg 2,343Home Rule53.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)1890 [75] Breckinridge
Harlan [76] 1,745Home Rule41.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1884 Harlan
Harrodsburg 8,340Home Rule36.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)1836 [77] Mercer
Hartford 2,672Home Rule52.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)1808 Ohio
Hawesville 945Home Rule51.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1847 [56] Hancock
Hazard 4,456Home Rule45.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)1884 Perry
Hazel 410Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1911 Calloway
Hebron Estates 1,087Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1984 Bullitt
Henderson 28,757Home Rule217.6 sq mi (45.6 km2)1840 [58] Henderson
Heritage Creek [78] 1,076Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1960 Jefferson
Hickman 2,395Home Rule43.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)1841 Fulton
Hickory Hill 114Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1979 Jefferson
Highland Heights [79] 6,923Home Rule42.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1927 [80] Campbell
Hills and Dales 142Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1976 Jefferson
Hillview 8,172Home Rule33.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)1974 Bullitt
Hindman 777Home Rule53.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)1886 Knott
Hodgenville 3,206Home Rule42.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)1839 LaRue
Hollow Creek 783Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1971 Jefferson
Hollyvilla 537Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1958 Jefferson
Hopkinsville 31,577Home Rule230.8 sq mi (79.8 km2)1853 [81] Christian
Horse Cave 2,311Home Rule42.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)1864 Hart
Houston Acres 507Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1956 Jefferson
Hunters Hollow 386Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1979 Bullitt
Hurstbourne 4,216Home Rule41.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1982 Jefferson
Hurstbourne Acres 1,811Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1963 Jefferson
Hustonville 405Home Rule51.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1850 [56] Lincoln
Hyden 365Home Rule61.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1882 Leslie
Independence 24,757Home Rule217.7 sq mi (45.8 km2)1842 Kenton
Indian Hills 2,868Home Rule42.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)1999 [82] Jefferson
Inez [83] 717Home Rule61.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)1942 [84] Martin
Irvine 2,715Home Rule41.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)1849 [13] Estill
Irvington 1,181Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1889 Breckinridge
Island 458Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1908 [85] McLean
Jackson 2,231Home Rule42.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)1890 [86] Breathitt
Jamestown 1,794Home Rule53.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1826 Russell
Jeffersontown 26,595Home Rule210.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)1797 Jefferson
Jeffersonville 1,506Home Rule52.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)1876 Montgomery
Jenkins 2,203Home Rule47.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)1912 Letcher
Junction City 2,241Home Rule41.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1882 Boyle
Keene 383 [87] Home Rule61844 Jessamine
Kenton Vale 110Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1949 Kenton
Kevil 376Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1910 Ballard
Kingsley 381Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1939 Jefferson
Kuttawa 649Home Rule52.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)1872 Lyon
LaCenter 1,009Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) ? Ballard
LaFayette 165Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1836 Christian
La Grange 8,082Home Rule47.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)1840 Oldham
Lakeside Park 2,668Home Rule50.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1930 Kenton
Lakeview Heights 185Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1979 Rowan
Lancaster 3,442Home Rule41.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)1837 [58] Garrard
Langdon Place 936Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1977 Jefferson
Lawrenceburg [88] 10,505Home Rule35.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)1850 [47] Anderson
Lebanon 5,539Home Rule45.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)1815 Marion
Lebanon Junction 1,813Home Rule55.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)1895 Bullitt
Leitchfield 6,699Home Rule410.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)1866 Grayson
Lewisburg 810Home Rule51.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)1878 Logan
Lewisport 1,670Home Rule51.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1882 [89] Hancock
Lexington 295,803First2285.6 sq mi (739.7 km2)1831 [90] Fayette
Liberty 2,168Home Rule51.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)1860 [62] Casey
Lincolnshire 148Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1953 Jefferson
Livermore 1,365Home Rule51.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1850 McLean
Livingston 226Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1943 [24] Rockcastle
London 7,993Home Rule410.3 sq mi (26.7 km2)1836 Laurel
Loretto 713Home Rule63.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)1866 Marion
Louisa 2,467Home Rule51.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1869 [91] Lawrence
Louisville 633,045 [92] First1342.2 sq mi (886.3 km2)1828 [93] Jefferson
Loyall 1,461Home Rule51.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)1924 Harlan
Ludlow 4,407Home Rule41.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)1864 Kenton
Lynch 747Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1963 Harlan
Lyndon 11,002Home Rule33.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)1965 [94] Jefferson
Lynnview 914Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1954 Jefferson
Mackville 222Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1967 Washington
Madisonville 19,591Home Rule318.7 sq mi (48.4 km2)1807 Hopkins
Manchester [95] 1,255Home Rule41.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)1844 Clay
Manor Creek 140Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1972 Jefferson
Marion 3,039Home Rule43.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)1851 [96] Crittenden
Martin 634Home Rule40.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1920 Floyd
Maryhill Estates 179Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1963 Jefferson
Mayfield 10,024Home Rule310.4 sq mi (26.9 km2)1846 [97] Graves
Maysville 9,011Home Rule321.4 sq mi (55.4 km2)1833 Mason
McHenry 388Home Rule60.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1880 Ohio
McKee 800Home Rule52.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)1882 Jackson
Meadow Vale 736Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1967 Jefferson
Meadowbrook Farm 136Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1975 Jefferson
Meadowview Estates 363Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1954 Jefferson
Melbourne 401Home Rule60.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1912 Campbell
Mentor 193Home Rule60.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1957 Campbell
Middlesboro 10,334Home Rule37.6 sq mi (19.7 km2)1890 Bell
Middletown 7,218Home Rule45.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)1979 [58] [98] Jefferson
Midway 1,641Home Rule41.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1846 Woodford
Millersburg 792Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1893 [34] [99] Bourbon
Milton 574Home Rule61.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1954 [100] Trimble
Mockingbird Valley 167Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1940 [101] Jefferson
Monterey 138Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1954 [102] Owen
Monticello 6,188Home Rule45.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)1810 Wayne
Moorland 431Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1959 Jefferson
Morehead 6,845Home Rule49.5 sq mi (24.6 km2)1869 Rowan
Morganfield 3,285Home Rule43.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1870 [13] Union
Morgantown 2,394Home Rule52.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)1813 Butler
Mortons Gap 863Home Rule51.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)1888 Hopkins
Mount Olivet 299Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1871 [103] Robertson
Mount Sterling 6,895Home Rule44.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)1851 [104] Montgomery
Mount Vernon 2,477Home Rule51.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)1866 [105] Rockcastle
Mount Washington [106] 9,117Home Rule36.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)1954 [107] [108] Bullitt
Muldraugh 947Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1952 Meade
Munfordville 1,615Home Rule52.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)1880 Hart
Murray 17,741Home Rule311.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)1844 Calloway
Murray Hill 582Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1982 Jefferson
Nebo 236Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1861 Hopkins
New Castle 912Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1851 [34] Henry
New Haven 855Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1839 Nelson
Newport 15,273Home Rule33.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1834 [109] Campbell
Nicholasville 28,015Home Rule213.1 sq mi (33.9 km2)1837 Jessamine
Norbourne Estates 441Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1950 Jefferson
North Middletown 643Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1819 Bourbon
Northfield 1,020Home Rule50.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1965 Jefferson
Nortonville [110] 1,204Home Rule51.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1873 Hopkins
Norwood 370Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1975 Jefferson
Oak Grove 7,489Home Rule410.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)1974 Christian
Oakland 225Home Rule61.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)1977 Warren
Old Brownsboro Place 353Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1977 Jefferson
Olive Hill 1,599Home Rule41.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1884 Carter
Orchard Grass Hills 1,595Home Rule50.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1979 Oldham
Owensboro 57,265Home Rule220.4 sq mi (52.8 km2)1850 [34] Daviess
Owenton 1,327Home Rule51.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1849 [29] Owen
Owingsville 1,530Home Rule42.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)1811 [101] Bath
Paducah 25,024Home Rule220.0 sq mi (51.8 km2)1838 [62] McCracken
Paintsville 3,459Home Rule42.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)1843 [10] Johnson
Paris [111] 8,553Home Rule36.0 sq mi (15.5 km2)1890 [112] Bourbon
Park City 537Home Rule51.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)1871 Barren
Park Hills 2,970Home Rule40.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1927 Kenton
Parkway Village 650Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1940 Jefferson
Pembroke 869Home Rule61.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1869 Christian
Perryville 751Home Rule50.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1867 [34] Boyle
Pewee Valley 1,456Home Rule52.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)1870 Oldham
Pikeville [113] 6,903Home Rule421.1 sq mi (54.6 km2)1848 [97] Pike
Pineville 1,732Home Rule41.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)1873 [114] Bell
Pioneer Village 2,030Home Rule40.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1974 Bullitt
Pippa Passes 533Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1983 Knott
Plantation 832Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1960 Jefferson
Pleasureville 834Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1842 Henry
Plum Springs 453Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1966 Warren
Poplar Hills 362Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1983 Jefferson
Powderly 745Home Rule51.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1963 Muhlenberg
Prestonsburg [115] 3,255Home Rule412.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)1867 [35] Floyd
Prestonville 161Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1867 Carroll
Princeton 6,329Home Rule49.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)1854 [47] Caldwell
Prospect 4,698Home Rule33.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)1974 Jefferson
Providence 3,193Home Rule46.1 sq mi (15.8 km2)1860 [32] Webster
Raceland [116] 2,424Home Rule52.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)1915 Greenup
Radcliff 21,688Home Rule212.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)1956 Hardin
Ravenna 605Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1921 Estill
Raywick 134Home Rule60.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1838 Marion
Richlawn 405Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1948 Jefferson
Richmond 31,364Home Rule223.1 sq mi (59.8 km2)1809 Madison
River Bluff 403Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1980 Oldham
Riverwood 446Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1969 Jefferson
Robards 515Home Rule63.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1997 Henderson
Rochester 152Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1858 Butler
Rockport 266Home Rule60.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1870 Ohio
Rolling Fields 646Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1958 [117] Jefferson
Rolling Hills 959Home Rule50.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1966 Jefferson
Russell [118] 3,380Home Rule43.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)1874 [119] Greenup
Russell Springs 2,441Home Rule54.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)1936 Russell
Russellville 6,960Home Rule410.8 sq mi (28.0 km2)1840 [120] Logan
Ryland Heights 1,022Home Rule65.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)1972 Kenton
Sacramento 468Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1860 McLean
Sadieville 303Home Rule51.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1880 Scott
St. Charles 277Home Rule61.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1874 Hopkins
St. Mary 2,765Home Rule61865 Marion
St. Matthews 17,472Home Rule34.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)1950 Jefferson
St. Regis Park 1,454Home Rule40.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1953 Jefferson
Salem 752Home Rule60.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1869 [121] Livingston
Salt Lick 303Home Rule60.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1888 Bath
Salyersville 1,883Home Rule42.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)1867 [122] Magoffin
Sanders 238Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1882 [123] Carroll
Sandy Hook 675Home Rule51.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1888 [124] Elliott
Sardis 103Home Rule61.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1850 Mason
Science Hill 693Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1882 Pulaski
Scottsville 4,226Home Rule45.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)1860 [34] Allen
Sebree 1,603Home Rule52.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)1871 Webster
Seneca Gardens 696Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1941 Jefferson
Sharpsburg 323Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1852 [125] Bath
Shelbyville 14,045Home Rule38.2 sq mi (21.2 km2)1846 [104] Shelby
Shepherdsville 11,222Home Rule310.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)1793 [50] [101] Bullitt
Shively 15,264Home Rule34.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)1938 Jefferson
Silver Grove 1,102Home Rule51.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)1950 Campbell
Simpsonville 2,484Home Rule52.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)1833 Shelby
Slaughters [126] 216Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1861 Webster
Smithfield 106Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1870 Henry
Smithland 301Home Rule60.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)1843 [127] Livingston
Smiths Grove 714Home Rule50.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1871 Warren
Somerset 11,196Home Rule311.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)1883 [13] Pulaski
Sonora 513Home Rule61.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1885 Hardin
South Carrollton 184Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1849 Muhlenberg
South Park View 7Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1961 Jefferson
South Shore 1,122Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1957 Greenup
Southgate 3,803Home Rule41.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)1907 Campbell
Sparta 231Home Rule65.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)1852 Gallatin
Spring Mill 287Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1983 Jefferson
Spring Valley 654Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1983 Jefferson
Springfield 2,519Home Rule43.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)1847 [50] Washington
Stamping Ground 643Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1853 [10] Scott
Stanford 3,487Home Rule43.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)1861 Lincoln
Stanton 2,733Home Rule42.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)1854 Powell
Strathmoor Manor 337Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1931 Jefferson
Strathmoor Village 648Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1929 [128] Jefferson
Sturgis 1,898Home Rule41.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)1890 Union
Sycamore 160Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1979 Jefferson
Taylor Mill 6,604Home Rule46.3 sq mi (16.3 km2)1956 [129] Kenton
Taylorsville 763Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1856 [130] Spencer
Ten Broeck 103Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1979 Jefferson
Thornhill 178Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1976 Jefferson
Tompkinsville 2,402Home Rule53.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)1856 [131] Monroe
Trenton 384Home Rule60.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1868 [132] Todd
Union 5,379Home Rule43.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)1962 [8] [14] Boone
Uniontown 1,002Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1860 [132] Union
Upton 683Home Rule61.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)1865 Hardin
Vanceburg 1,518Home Rule41.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)1827 Lewis
Versailles 8,568Home Rule34.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)1837 [104] Woodford
Vicco 334Home Rule60.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1964 Perry
Villa Hills 7,489Home Rule44.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)1962 Kenton
Vine Grove 4,520Home Rule44.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)1865 Hardin
Walton 3,635Home Rule54.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)1854 [32] Boone
Warfield 269Home Rule60.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)1982 Martin
Warsaw [133] 1,615Home Rule40.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1833 [134] [135] Gallatin
Watterson Park 976Home Rule51.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)1981 Jefferson
Waverly 308Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1869 [101] Union
Wayland 426Home Rule62.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)1914 [136] Floyd
Wellington 565Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1946 Jefferson
West Buechel 1,230Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1951 Jefferson
West Liberty 3,435Home Rule44.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)1840 [137] Morgan
West Point 797Home Rule50.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)1848 [138] Hardin
Westwood 634Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1967 Jefferson
Wheatcroft 160Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1902 Webster
Wheelwright 780Home Rule61.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1917 Floyd
White Plains 884Home Rule53.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)1888 Hopkins
Whitesburg 2,139Home Rule43.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)1876 Letcher
Whitesville 552Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1867 Daviess
Wickliffe 688Home Rule51.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)1882 Ballard
Wilder 3,035Home Rule53.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)1935 Campbell
Wildwood 261Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1964 Jefferson
Williamsburg 5,245Home Rule44.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)1851 [131] Whitley
Williamstown 3,925Home Rule517.0 sq mi (44.0 km2)1858 [101] [125] Grant
Willisburg 282Home Rule60.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)1965 [8] Washington
Wilmore 3,686Home Rule40.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1918 [139] Jessamine
Winchester 18,368Home Rule37.9 sq mi (20.5 km2)1793 Clark
Windy Hills 2,385Home Rule50.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)1952 Jefferson
Wingo 632Home Rule61.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)1872 Graves
Woodburn 355Home Rule60.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)1866 Warren
Woodbury 90Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1854 [140] Butler
Woodland Hills 696Home Rule60.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)1961 Jefferson
Woodlawn 229Home Rule60.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)1922 Campbell
Woodlawn Park 942Home Rule50.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1955 Jefferson
Worthington 1,609Home Rule51.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)1920 Greenup
Worthington Hills 1,446Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1980 Jefferson
Worthville 185Home Rule60.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)1878 Carroll
Wurtland 995Home Rule51.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)1970 Greenup

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  2. "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331: City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. 1 2 "City Classification Reform Fact Sheet Now Available". Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
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  5. 1 2 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. 1 2 3 Established 1833.
  9. Established 1838.
  10. 1 2 3 Established 1834.
  11. Originally inc. 1865.
  12. 1 2 Established 1799.
  13. 1 2 3 4 5 Established 1812.
  14. 1 2 Originally inc. 1854.
  15. Originally inc. as Baird's Town.
  16. Established 1788.
  17. Originally inc. as Barlow City.
  18. Originally inc. 1872.
  19. Originally est. as Beatty.
  20. Established 1851.
  21. Established 1816. Originally inc. 1850.
  22. Originally inc. as Berryville. Renamed Berry Station in 1869.
  23. Originally inc. as Middletown.
  24. 1 2 Originally inc. 1880.
  25. 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.
  26. 1 2 Established 1835.
  27. Originally inc. as Breman.
  28. Originally inc. 1940.
  29. 1 2 Originally inc. 1828.
  30. Originally inc. as Calhoon.
  31. Previously incorporated 1871 and 1946.
  32. 1 2 3 Established 1840.
  33. New Campbellsburg separately inc. 1876; it later grew to include Old Campbellsburg, while taking the shorter name.
  34. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Established 1817.
  35. 1 2 3 4 Established 1818.
  36. Originally est. as Port William.
  37. 1 2 Established 1794.
  38. Originally inc. 1860.
  39. Originally inc. as Centre Town.
  40. Originally inc. as Stroud City.
  41. Established in 1873. Originally inc. 1880.
  42. Originally inc. 1888.
  43. Rennick (1988) lists Clay as having been reïncorporated in 1872.
  44. Established 1828.
  45. Also known as Coal Run.
  46. Established 1803.
  47. 1 2 3 4 Established 1820.
  48. Established 1815.
  49. Established 1837.
  50. 1 2 3 4 Established 1793.
  51. Originally inc. 1802.
  52. Established 1787.
  53. Originally inc. as Dawson City.
  54. Originally the separate cities of Brooklyn and Jamestown.
  55. Jamestown incorporated 1848; Brooklyn inc. 1849.
  56. 1 2 3 4 Established 1836.
  57. Summit Hills Heights incorporated 1962; Pius Heights inc. 1965; both annexed by Edgewood 1968.
  58. 1 2 3 4 Established 1797.
  59. Also known as Eubanks.
  60. Established 1880.
  61. Established before 1798.
  62. 1 2 3 Established 1830.
  63. South Ft. Mitchell separately incorporated 1927; annexed in 1967.
  64. Established 1867.
  65. Established 1786.
  66. Originally inc. as Lebanon, then George Town.
  68. 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.
  69. Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 115. "Germantown". University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 26 July 2013.
  70. Originally inc. 1876.
  71. Graymoor originally inc. 1959. Devondale originally inc. 1958.
  72. Established 1844.
  73. Rennick (1987)
  74. Originally inc. as Greenupsburg.
  75. Established 1800.
  76. Originally inc. as Mt. Pleasant.
  77. Established 1785.
  78. Originally inc. as Minor Lane Heights.
  79. Originally inc. as District of Highlands.
  80. Established & originally inc. 1867.
  81. Established 1804.
  82. 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.
  83. Originally inc. as Eden.
  84. Originally inc. in 1888.
  85. Actual date unknown, but a 1938 court ruling claimed incorporation of at least 30 years.
  86. Established 1839. Originally inc. 1845.
  87. As of the 2000 U.S. census, per the Kentucky Land Office.
  88. Originally est. as Lawrence.
  89. Originally inc. 1844.
  90. Established 1782.
  91. Originally inc. 1822.
  92. This figure is for the Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), those areas either unincorporated or within the City of Louisville proper before the 2003 merger of the urban and county governments. The population of the entire county was 741,096.
  93. Established 1778.
  94. Annexed the cities of Keeneland and Whipps Millgate in 2001.
  95. Originally est. as Greenville.
  96. Originally inc. in 1844.
  97. 1 2 Established 1824.
  98. Originally inc. 1866.
  99. Originally inc. 1874.
  100. Originally inc. 1846.
  101. 1 2 3 4 5 Actual date unknown.
  102. Established 1847. Originally inc. 1874.
  103. Originally inc. 1851.
  104. 1 2 3 Established 1792.
  105. Originally inc. 1818.
  106. Originally est. as Mount Vernon.
  107. Originally inc. 1833.
  108. Established 1822.
  109. Established 1795.
  110. Originally inc. as Norton.
  111. Originally est. as Hopewell.
  112. Established 1789. Originally inc. 1839.
  113. Originally est. as Pike and inc. as Piketon.
  114. Established 1781.
  115. Originally est. as Preston's Station.
  116. Originally inc. as Chinnville.
  117. Although city claims 1951 incorporation.
  118. Originally est. as Riverview.
  119. Established 1869.
  120. Established 1810.
  121. Earlier establishment legalized by General Assembly in 1816.
  122. Established 1860.
  123. Originally inc. 1871 in Gallatin Co.
  124. Established 1850. Originally inc. 1872 as Martinsburg. City gov't reäctivated 1930 & 1968.
  125. 1 2 Established 1825.
  126. Originally inc. as Slaughtersville.
  127. Established 1805.
  128. Merged with Strathmoor Gardens 1991.
  129. Sunny Acres separately incorporated 1953; annexed in 1959. Winston Park separately inc. 1929; annexed in 1972.
  130. Originally inc. 1829.
  131. 1 2 Established 1819.
  132. 1 2 Originally inc. 1840.
  133. Originally inc. as Fredericksburg.
  134. Established c.1814.
  135. Originally inc. 1831.
  136. Established 1914.
  137. Established 1823.
  138. Established c.1797. Originally inc. 1838.
  139. University of Kentucky. Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer, "Wilmore". Accessed 8 July 2013. The Kentucky Land Office cannot provide a date for Wilmore's incorporation.
  140. City gov't reäctivated 1986.
  141. "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.
  142. "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.