Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Six Kentucky Cities Have Less Than 100 People

The Census Bureau released estimates for the population of incorporated places today. These new estimates are available here on the Kentucky State Data Center web site.

The new estimates reveal that there are six Kentucky cities with fewer than 100 people. Concord is the smallest, with only 27 residents, followed by Carrsville (71), Fairfield (77), California (82), Woodbury (87) and Gratz (95). Smithfield, with 101 residents, is the only other Kentucky city near the 100 mark, as the next smallest cities are Blackey and Germantown, each with 141 people.

On the flip side, Louisville (557,224) and Lexington (282,114) are the only two cities in Kentucky to have more than 100,000 people. The next closest is Owensboro, with 55,516 people.

Lexington (+3,070) and Bowling Green (+853) added the most people from 2007 to 2008, while Louisville had the greatest number population decline of 565 people in that period. The fastest growing from 2007 to 2008 was Coal Run Village which increased 17.3% and the greatest percentage decline was Lakeview Heights at -17.6%.

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