The 10 Whitest Cities In Kentucky For 2022


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

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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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Kentucky for 2022:

  1. Cold Spring
  2. Leitchfield
  3. Villa Hills
  4. Alexandria
  5. Edgewood
  6. Flatwoods
  7. Taylor Mill
  8. Fort Mitchell
  9. Shepherdsville
  10. Independence

What is the whitest city in Kentucky for 2022? According to the most recent census data Cold Spring ranks as the whitest. 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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Kentucky For 2022

1. Cold Spring

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,481
% White: 98.97%
More on Cold Spring: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cold Spring, KY

2. Leitchfield

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,789
% White: 96.86%
More on Leitchfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leitchfield, KY

Source: Public domain

3. Villa Hills

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,475
% White: 96.54%
More on Villa Hills: Real Estate | Data

4. Alexandria

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,600
% White: 96.03%
More on Alexandria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alexandria, KY

5. Edgewood

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,779
% White: 95.66%
More on Edgewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Edgewood, KY

Source: Public domain

6. Flatwoods

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,143
% White: 95.34%
More on Flatwoods: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flatwoods, KY

7. Taylor Mill

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,805
% White: 94.99%
More on Taylor Mill: Real Estate | Data

8. Fort Mitchell

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,278
% White: 94.88%
More on Fort Mitchell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Mitchell, KY

Source: Public domain

9. Shepherdsville

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,757
% White: 94.59%
More on Shepherdsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Shepherdsville, KY

10. Independence

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,119
% White: 94.06%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Independence, KY

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Kentucky for 2022

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 99.0% to 38.8%.

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. You can download the data here.

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.

Summary: 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. Oak Grove
  3. Radcliff

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Cold Spring 98.97% 6,481
2 Leitchfield 96.86% 6,789
3 Villa Hills 96.54% 7,475
4 Alexandria 96.03% 9,600
5 Edgewood 95.66% 8,779
6 Flatwoods 95.34% 7,143
7 Taylor Mill 94.99% 6,805
8 Fort Mitchell 94.88% 8,278
9 Shepherdsville 94.59% 13,757
10 Independence 94.06% 28,119
11 Corbin 93.2% 7,558
12 Pikeville 92.73% 6,642
13 Bellevue 92.65% 5,786
14 London 92.55% 8,058
15 Fort Thomas 92.35% 16,335
16 Lawrenceburg 92.07% 11,416
17 Union 91.35% 5,988
18 Ashland 91.21% 20,449
19 Mount Washington 91.2% 14,699
20 Central City 90.52% 5,770
21 Hillview 90.51% 9,066
22 Morehead 90.46% 7,653
23 Mount Sterling 90.45% 7,190
24 Dayton 90.2% 5,550
25 Cynthiana 89.78% 6,270
26 Middlesborough 89.41% 9,242
27 Somerset 89.08% 11,548
28 Fort Wright 89.02% 5,766
29 Williamsburg 88.66% 5,266
30 Berea 87.75% 15,773
31 Nicholasville 87.47% 30,549
32 Erlanger 86.79% 19,106
33 Monticello 86.5% 5,999
34 Richmond 86.04% 35,744
35 Highland Heights 85.95% 7,372
36 Winchester 85.11% 18,520
37 Murray 84.86% 19,254
38 Maysville 84.67% 8,752
39 Florence 83.87% 32,721
40 Harrodsburg 83.82% 8,480
41 St. Matthews 83.61% 18,022
42 La Grange 83.31% 8,938
43 Newport 83.14% 15,045
44 Paris 82.98% 9,776
45 Georgetown 82.89% 34,362
46 Glasgow 82.81% 14,394
47 Princeton 82.75% 6,087
48 Campbellsville 82.59% 11,370
49 Owensboro 82.55% 59,796
50 Elsmere 81.63% 8,617
51 Henderson 80.9% 28,469
52 Middletown 80.34% 7,885
53 Bardstown 80.13% 13,169
54 Madisonville 79.42% 18,801
55 Danville 78.99% 16,801
56 Russellville 78.8% 7,056
57 Douglass Hills 77.7% 5,713
58 Franklin 76.85% 8,909
59 Covington 76.82% 40,466
60 Jeffersontown 75.77% 27,933
61 Versailles 75.03% 9,251
62 Lyndon 74.21% 11,451
63 Elizabethtown 74.02% 30,179
64 Lebanon 73.37% 5,960
65 Frankfort 73.15% 27,705
66 Mayfield 71.73% 9,823
67 Paducah 71.38% 24,947
68 Lexington 70.32% 322,200
69 Shelbyville 68.56% 16,244
70 Bowling Green 68.56% 71,628
71 Louisville 64.53% 618,733
72 Hopkinsville 61.28% 31,052
73 Radcliff 52.09% 22,796
74 Oak Grove 49.4% 7,332
75 Shively 38.82% 15,723

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Kentucky.

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