These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Kentucky


We used science and data to determine which cities in KY probably think they’re better than you.

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When it comes to being a snob, you’ve got all types. You’ve got your wine snobs, beer snobs, and food snobs. There are book snobs, movie snobs, and theatre (yes, with an re) snobs. These days, you’ve probably even got snob snobs—people who think their type of snob is better than yours.

Down in the south, you might not think of folks as ‘snobby’ as those in the northeast. But, they’re out there, for sure. Especially in certain areas of Kentucky, where you can call these true southerners snooty or even just plain loaded if you will.

In fact, in these 10 places, it’s downright snobby:

  1. Francisville
  2. Union (Photos)
  3. Fort Wright (Photos)
  4. Douglass Hills
  5. Fort Mitchell (Photos)
  6. Buckner
  7. Fort Thomas (Photos)
  8. Villa Hills
  9. Hebron
  10. Edgewood

Now we’re not so full of ourselves as to just come up with this list from nowhere. We actually analyzed 82 places in the state. And we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these cities.

Actually, if we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

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How we determined the snobbiest places in Kentucky

You think we’d just come up with this list willy nilly? Not a chance.

What we did is, we gathered up all of the places in Kentucky with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 82 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria: (And no, it’s not a word. English snob.)

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 82 places in each category with scores from one to 82. We then averaged each place’s ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Kentucky. So let’s all flip a table in honor of Francisville (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Now before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, let’s remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course we would!

Now, let’s put on your monocle and take a look at what make these places so snobby; for a more complete list, just hop down to the end of the post.

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1. Francisville

Source: Public Domain

Population: 8,742
Median household income: $108,303
Median home price: $259,000
College degrees: 30%

2. Union

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,357
Median household income: $101,293
Median home price: $227,400
College degrees: 27%

3. Fort Wright

Population: 5,698
Median household income: $66,017
Median home price: $188,605
College degrees: 31%

4. Douglass Hills

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,521
Median household income: $64,904
Median home price: $223,304
College degrees: 27%

5. Fort Mitchell

Source: Public domain

Population: 8,198
Median household income: $56,500
Median home price: $191,303
College degrees: 24%

6. Buckner

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,597
Median household income: $113,882
Median home price: $308,303
College degrees: 15%

7. Fort Thomas

Source: Public domain

Population: 16,207
Median household income: $60,713
Median home price: $193,404
College degrees: 29%

8. Villa Hills

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,418
Median household income: $87,280
Median home price: $193,503
College degrees: 27%

9. Hebron

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,986
Median household income: $75,061
Median home price: $148,200
College degrees: 20%

10. Edgewood

Source: Public Domain

Population: 8,684
Median household income: $85,564
Median home price: $200,203
College degrees: 30%

Summing Up The Humble Pie

Sure, we might have poked a little harmless fun at these 10 snobby places in Kentucky, but hey, it’s only because we’re jealous. High incomes, expensive homes, and excellent educations? That sounds pretty southern charming to us. Who wouldn’t want that!

If you’re interested, here are the least snobby places in Kentucky: Monticello, Middlesborough, Campbellsville, Oak Grove, Russellville.

Desktop users, there’s a chart below with all snobby cities in Kentucky ranked from first to last.

City Home Prices Rank
francisville $259,800 1
union $227,500 2
fort wright $188,100 3
douglass hills $223,200 4
fort mitchell $191,100 5
buckner $308,400 6
fort thomas $193,300 7
villa hills $193,300 8
hebron $148,200 9
edgewood $199,400 10
alexandria $165,200 11
cold spring $168,800 12
frankfort $132,600 13
pikeville $157,400 14
oakbrook $176,500 14
middletown $196,200 16
burlington $166,400 17
berea $127,100 18
versailles $136,700 19
louisville $139,400 20
florence $138,800 21
jeffersontown $162,000 22
shelbyville $150,100 23
danville $131,900 24
bellevue $113,700 24
st. matthews $173,700 26
elizabethtown $155,900 26
highland heights $120,600 26
independence $161,500 26
newport $114,000 30
lexington-fayette $163,000 31
taylor mill $161,000 32
mount washington $152,300 33
la grange $157,100 34
lyndon $159,800 35
london $123,700 36
covington $105,500 37
georgetown $149,400 38
morehead $123,300 39
erlanger $126,300 40
paducah $96,000 41
murray $119,100 42
nicholasville $138,900 43
bowling green $131,200 43
maysville $106,500 43
fort knox $135,600 46
richmond $138,700 46
corbin $93,400 48
radcliff $121,000 48
somerset $104,700 50
winchester $114,900 51
madisonville $94,000 52
bardstown $97,400 53
shepherdsville $119,800 53
mount sterling $125,600 55
paris $114,300 56
lawrenceburg $120,300 57
cynthiana $97,300 58
owensboro $99,900 59
shively $108,400 60
glasgow $90,200 61
ashland $89,900 62
elsmere $106,900 63
mayfield $73,300 64
harrodsburg $91,000 64
franklin $96,700 66
hillview $120,500 67
hopkinsville $107,800 68
princeton $67,100 69
henderson $95,400 70
central city $80,000 70
flatwoods $87,000 72
lebanon $99,200 73
leitchfield $84,500 74
williamsburg $76,700 75
dayton $89,600 76
russellville $79,200 77
oak grove $93,700 78
campbellsville $87,300 78
middlesborough $77,900 80
monticello $74,800 81

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7 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Kentucky

  1. You guys are so way off base here …
    You missed Anchorage, the highest $$$ city in Ky for income. Prospect, Ky not even in the list where the 265 bridge is going in and the money from this city fought it and delayed it for over 20 years. These 2 by themselves probably equal your #1 and #2 put together. Clearly this is just someone looking at a stats sheet and not actually doing any real research.

  2. Snobby is a behavior resulting from an attitude. An education and good salary do not automatically make one a snob. If wealth = snob, then professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey etc. would all be snobs. Maybe this report is more an expression of reverse-snobbery: dislike of anyone who has more than you do.

  3. My husband & I raised our 2 dtrs in Edgewood. We are hard working educated Christians, kind, caring & nicely maintain all 4 of our homes! We care for what we’ve worked so hard to earn! I resent that one should perceive us as snobby, w/o ever mtg us! That’s called Stupidity!!!

  4. I have lived in five of the cities on this list and never really found anyone snobby. I’m a working class ( not sure if that term is pc) single mother of two. I have a degree but haven’t been able to utilize it in finding a career. I think your list is inaccurate and all of the nky towns were very nice to live in especially Hebron and union. Nky is a nice place, I grew up here and continue to live in various places in nky. I just wanted to share how nice it is here, I think topping the boring cities list may be more accurate. Lol.

  5. I would absolutely agree with this article. Not being from here, but living here now, I’ve never encountered so much snobbery!!

    The picture for Edgewood is actually a pic in Covington!

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