These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Kentucky In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Kentucky are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Kentucky.

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You’re at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you’ll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you’re leading the whitest life imaginable.

But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in Kentucky?

Don’t worry, we’ve figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Bluegrass State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Kentucky for 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Kentucky with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Cold Spring (Homes For Sale)
  2. Villa Hills (Homes For Sale)
  3. Corbin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Edgewood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Flatwoods (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Mount Washington (Homes For Sale)
  7. Alexandria (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. London (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Dayton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Bellevue (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Shively is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

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How we determined the whitest places in Kentucky for 2019

In order to rank the whitest places in Kentucky, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Kentucky.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as White alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 75 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.9% to 37.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Cold Spring took the distinction of being the most White, while Shively was the least White city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Kentucky ranked by population of White residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

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9.5
/10

Population: 6,283
% White: 97.92%
More on Cold Spring: Real Estate | Data

Cold Spring is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 5,912 at the 2010 census, up from 3,806 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.

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9.5
/10

Population: 7,397
% White: 97.44%
More on Villa Hills: Real Estate | Data

Corbin, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,315
% White: 97.03%
More on Corbin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky. The urbanized area around Corbin extends into Laurel County; this area is not incorporated into the city limits due to a state law prohibiting cities from being in more than two counties. However, this area is served by some of the city’s public services. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,304, with 21,132 living in the “urban cluster” that includes Corbin and North Corbin.

Edgewood, KY

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6
/10

Population: 8,688
% White: 96.55%
More on Edgewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flatwoods, KY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,274
% White: 96.26%
More on Flatwoods: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flatwoods is a home rule-class city in Greenup County, Kentucky, United States. Flatwoods is considered a suburb of nearby Ashland, although Ashland itself is located in neighboring Boyd County. The population of Flatwoods was 7,423 at the 2010 census, making Flatwoods the largest city in Greenup County. Flatwoods is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702.

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8.5
/10

Population: 14,285
% White: 95.14%
More on Mount Washington: Real Estate | Data

Mount Washington is a home rule-class city in northeast Bullitt County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 9,117 at the 2010 census. The city is one of several surrounding Louisville that have experienced a sharp rise in population in the past three decades, becoming a commuter town.

Alexandria, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,022
% White: 95.07%
More on Alexandria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alexandria is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Along with Newport, it is one of the dual seats of the county. The population was 8,477 at the 2010 census.

London, KY

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5
/10

Population: 8,000
% White: 94.84%
More on London: Real Estate | Data | Photos

London is a home rule-class city in Laurel County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 7,993 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census. London, Kentucky, is the second-largest city named London in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world. It is part of the London, Kentucky micropolitan area. Of the seventeen micropolitan areas in Kentucky, London is the largest; the London micropolitan area’s 2010 Census population was 126,369. London is also home to the annual World Chicken Festival that celebrates the life of Colonel Sanders and features the world’s largest skillet.

Dayton, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,378
% White: 94.37%
More on Dayton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dayton is a home rule-class city along a bend of the Ohio River in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 5,338 at the 2010 census. It is less than 3 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bellevue, KY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,838
% White: 94.26%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellevue is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is located along the southern bank of the Ohio River. The population was 5,955 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Kentucky

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Kentucky according to the most recent data.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Kentucky:

  1. Shively
  2. Radcliff
  3. Oak Grove

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % White Population
1 Cold Spring 97.92% 6,283
2 Villa Hills 97.44% 7,397
3 Corbin 97.03% 7,315
4 Edgewood 96.55% 8,688
5 Flatwoods 96.26% 7,274
6 Mount Washington 95.14% 14,285
7 Alexandria 95.07% 9,022
8 London 94.84% 8,000
9 Dayton 94.37% 5,378
10 Bellevue 94.26% 5,838
11 Fort Thomas 93.9% 16,254
12 Lawrenceburg 93.87% 11,087
13 Shepherdsville 93.76% 12,006
14 Independence 93.45% 26,772
15 Taylor Mill 93.1% 6,739
16 Fort Wright 92.41% 5,718
17 Ashland 92.36% 21,035
18 Hillview 92.17% 8,913
19 Leitchfield 91.85% 6,826
20 Highland Heights 91.78% 7,128
21 Somerset 90.93% 11,334
22 Pikeville 90.84% 7,065
23 Middlesborough 90.49% 9,709
24 Williamsburg 90.29% 5,261
25 Berea 89.67% 14,927
26 Morehead 88.73% 7,663
27 Fort Mitchell 88.45% 8,239
28 Nicholasville 88.13% 29,547
29 Cynthiana 87.91% 6,328
30 Monticello 87.86% 6,120
31 Erlanger 87.74% 18,674
32 Mount Sterling 86.96% 7,139
33 Harrodsburg 86.64% 8,351
34 Winchester 86.22% 18,364
35 Florence 85.6% 31,603
36 Elsmere 85.35% 8,555
37 Richmond 85.27% 33,993
38 Union 84.89% 5,751
39 Princeton 84.77% 6,173
40 Owensboro 84.33% 58,791
41 Georgetown 84.14% 32,142
42 Maysville 83.75% 8,804
43 Murray 83.44% 18,900
44 Glasgow 83.29% 14,318
45 Campbellsville 83.05% 11,364
46 Central City 82.9% 5,841
47 La Grange 82.54% 8,620
48 Henderson 82.3% 28,859
49 Newport 82.18% 15,219
50 St. Matthews 82.17% 17,993
51 Bardstown 80.55% 13,034
52 Madisonville 80.36% 19,303
53 Danville 79.66% 16,657
54 Versailles 79.17% 9,132
55 Middletown 79.11% 7,817
56 Covington 79.1% 40,578
57 Paris 78.45% 9,807
58 Jeffersontown 78.31% 27,406
59 Franklin 77.03% 8,675
60 Douglass Hills 76.34% 5,677
61 Lyndon 75.23% 11,394
62 Russellville 74.53% 7,015
63 Elizabethtown 74.46% 29,794
64 Frankfort 74.04% 27,453
65 Lexington 71.75% 315,109
66 Shelbyville 71.73% 15,318
67 Lebanon 71.6% 5,584
68 Bowling Green 71.32% 64,302
69 Paducah 70.81% 24,879
70 Mayfield 70.15% 9,936
71 Louisville 66.54% 615,478
72 Hopkinsville 60.84% 31,741
73 Oak Grove 55.33% 7,426
74 Radcliff 53.76% 22,718
75 Shively 37.79% 15,701

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