These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Kentucky


We used data and science to identify which places in Kentucky are total snoozefests.

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There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Kentucky that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in KY are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Kentucky’s borders. You know the places: the ones where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Edgewood, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Kentucky. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Edgewood. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Kentucky as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement:

  1. Edgewood
  2. Cold Spring
  3. Maysville
  4. Flatwoods
  5. Villa Hills
  6. Vine Grove
  7. Corbin
  8. Hazard
  9. Middletown
  10. Princeton

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

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How we determined the boring cities in the Bluegrass State

To figure out how boring a place is, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people. Here are some of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring:

  • % of Population Over 35 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households with People Over 65 (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates several lists of the cities that have plenty of residents with high rankings in all of these categories. After a crunching of the numbers, a list of all of the cities magically appears listing them from most boring to most exciting.

For this list, we used every Kentucky city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of at least 5,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

1. Edgewood

Boring Kentucky

Source: Public Domain

Population: 8,656
Average Age: 44.6
Married Households: 61.8%
Households With Kids: 32.5%

2. Cold Spring

Boring Kentucky

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,000
Average Age: 45.9
Married Households: 57.2%
Households With Kids: 24.5%

3. Maysville

Boring Kentucky

Source: wikipedia

Population: 9,002
Average Age: 41.3
Married Households: 45.8%
Households With Kids: 29.1%

4. Flatwoods

Boring Kentucky

Source: wikipedia

Population: 7,477
Average Age: 43.7
Married Households: 50.2%
Households With Kids: 33.6%

5. Villa Hills

Boring Kentucky

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,388
Average Age: 45.3
Married Households: 57.2%
Households With Kids: 32.6%

6. Vine Grove

Boring Kentucky

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,043
Average Age: 40.8
Married Households: 59.6%
Households With Kids: 36.9%

7. Corbin

Boring Kentucky

Source: wikipedia

Population: 7,305
Average Age: 42.0
Married Households: 43.8%
Households With Kids: 29.6%

8. Hazard

Boring Kentucky

Source: wikipedia

Population: 5,279
Average Age: 42.9
Married Households: 41.6%
Households With Kids: 39.6%

9. Middletown

Boring Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,277
Average Age: 44.5
Married Households: 50.9%
Households With Kids: 27.3%

10. Princeton

Boring Kentucky

Source: wikipedia

Population: 6,309
Average Age: 41.8
Married Households: 44.9%
Households With Kids: 27.1%

Now That You’re Asleep

On a list like this, there are usually no winners, but since Kentucky isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this list can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

Just not these places.

Detailed List Of Boring Cities In Kentucky

City Rank Population Average Age Married Households Households With Kids
Edgewood 1 8,656 44.6 61.8% 32.5%
Cold Spring 2 6,000 45.9 57.2% 24.5%
Maysville 3 9,002 41.3 45.8% 29.1%
Flatwoods 4 7,477 43.7 50.2% 33.6%
Villa Hills 5 7,388 45.3 57.2% 32.6%
Vine Grove 6 5,043 40.8 59.6% 36.9%
Corbin 7 7,305 42.0 43.8% 29.6%
Hazard 8 5,279 42.9 41.6% 39.6%
Middletown 9 7,277 44.5 50.9% 27.3%
Princeton 10 6,309 41.8 44.9% 27.1%
Franklin 11 8,504 35.6 49.6% 34.3%
Glasgow 12 14,122 40.5 44.2% 32.6%
Ashland 13 21,609 42.1 48.2% 30.3%
Alexandria 14 8,577 37.2 63.4% 44.2%
Central City 15 5,951 40.2 42.5% 29.9%
Lebanon 16 5,587 39.3 34.1% 35.8%
Russellville 17 7,003 40.8 40.1% 23.4%
Pikeville 18 6,891 36.7 45.5% 32.7%
Douglass Hills 19 5,537 43.7 57.0% 23.9%
Taylor Mill 20 6,668 38.9 52.3% 33.3%
La Grange 21 8,152 37.0 52.5% 33.4%
Madisonville 22 19,816 38.1 45.7% 31.6%
Lawrenceburg 23 10,885 37.2 52.6% 37.1%
Danville 24 16,281 39.2 41.0% 29.1%
Somerset 25 11,291 39.8 37.5% 29.4%
Middlesborough 26 10,131 37.7 42.1% 31.8%
Mount Washington 27 11,340 35.9 56.2% 42.0%
Paducah 28 25,092 42.8 42.0% 25.4%
Monticello 29 6,188 37.6 42.2% 31.4%
Fort Thomas 30 16,231 39.1 53.1% 31.5%
Elizabethtown 31 28,940 36.7 46.9% 34.2%
Oak Grove 32 7,486 24.4 66.2% 58.4%
Leitchfield 33 6,750 34.0 44.1% 35.0%
Harrodsburg 34 8,365 37.4 41.5% 32.5%
Henderson 35 28,785 38.8 45.8% 29.7%
Cynthiana 36 6,402 39.8 37.5% 31.4%
Hillview 37 7,823 34.6 53.2% 42.4%
Fort Wright 38 5,702 38.5 55.4% 27.1%
Hopkinsville 39 32,208 35.4 45.2% 31.8%
Paris 40 9,516 36.6 40.1% 36.5%
Winchester 41 18,366 36.7 49.4% 35.2%
Union 42 5,477 32.4 65.1% 61.1%
Jeffersontown 43 26,788 36.9 51.9% 32.7%
Independence 44 25,170 31.3 57.3% 50.1%
London 45 8,034 34.6 46.7% 29.3%
Owensboro 46 57,763 38.2 46.7% 31.0%
Erlanger 47 18,243 35.8 51.6% 35.2%
Versailles 48 8,792 36.6 48.0% 29.1%
Campbellsville 49 10,438 40.2 42.0% 24.9%
Berea 50 13,890 31.3 44.3% 33.6%
Shepherdsville 51 11,428 32.4 48.1% 42.9%
Mayfield 52 10,071 35.9 45.8% 27.8%
Nicholasville 53 28,194 33.7 51.1% 41.6%
Mount Sterling 54 6,973 39.2 39.1% 31.1%
Shelbyville 55 14,323 33.0 48.1% 43.8%
Louisville 56 601,611 37.4 42.9% 30.8%
Florence 57 30,605 35.8 46.8% 32.9%
Shively 58 15,393 38.2 35.6% 31.8%
Bellevue 59 5,936 37.3 51.8% 26.6%
Georgetown 60 29,705 32.5 49.1% 39.0%
Radcliff 61 22,552 32.0 51.2% 36.0%
Fort Mitchell 62 8,194 36.7 41.8% 33.0%
Lexington-Fayette 63 300,843 33.9 44.2% 29.5%
Elsmere 64 8,445 34.9 46.0% 36.4%
Frankfort 65 27,020 37.7 37.9% 26.0%
Bardstown 66 12,568 32.1 40.8% 38.2%
Wilmore 67 5,544 26.1 47.9% 38.6%
Williamsburg 68 5,275 35.3 34.7% 21.0%
Morehead 69 6,886 22.5 23.4% 25.5%
Dayton 70 5,356 30.9 37.2% 35.5%
Newport 71 15,436 36.0 32.0% 26.9%
Lyndon 72 11,096 34.2 44.3% 25.3%
St. Matthews 73 17,606 36.3 40.0% 20.9%
Covington 74 40,676 35.7 32.4% 27.9%
Highland Heights 75 6,911 27.2 40.4% 20.7%
Richmond 76 31,844 27.1 31.3% 28.4%
Bowling Green 77 59,618 27.5 33.6% 26.1%
Murray 78 17,858 24.9 31.7% 23.4%

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4 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Kentucky

  1. Ha. When I was a teenager I said this all the time while living in Edgewood. Looking back however, it wasn’t so bad.

  2. I think your data is wrong because Edgewood actually has more kids,teenagers, and young adults living in it then adults 45 and older. We have many parks that are walking distance and down the street we have a country club and a fantastic fire department that puts on many event each year. On top of that looking at the full list it’s not just all Kentucky cities, there are Ohio and Indiana cities included also. So it’s safe to say that this article is all wrong for many reasons..

  3. Growing up in Princeton wasn’t boring for me. It was a fun place actually. CCHS was front and center with our top rated band and consistently competitive sports. Princeton Regulars baseball team was tops. We had the pool rooms, Capitol every Sat. Sidewalks in downtown were crowded, nearly impassable on Saturdays.
    Churches were non-judgemental on Sunday. We had one good weekly newspaper (Caldwell Co. Times). Neighborhood grocery stores. It’s all changed now and has earned it’s place on top 10 list of most boring city. When I contemplated moving back, time after time, friends and strangers with whom I talked told me it would be a mistake to come back because indeed Princeton no longer was a desirable place to live. I listened. I took that advice. I’m glad I did.

  4. Are you, Nick James and RoadSnacks, feeling important, on cloud nine and on a natural high now that you have insulted and battered these small towns? It would have taken the same energy and research to instead write about the exciting towns in KY and left the others to the readers imaginations. The “complex algorithm” you used sounds like you have found places that are most likely low in crime and safe to raise a family. Maybe you guys can do an article using those algorithms. Or is this idea not ”exciting” enough for you and won’t make you feel good?

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