Kentucky Kentucky State Facts

There are fewer men than woman in Kentucky. The overall gender ratio is 97 men to 100 women.

The Kentucky flag was adopted on March 26, 1918. The flag has been ranked the 51st best U.S. flag by a leading Vexillology Organization.

The Kentucky quarter was the 15th quarter released overall. The quarter was released on October 15, 2001.

Recent estimates put Kentucky's population at around 4,413,000 people (26th out of 56).The population density is 111.8 people per square mile (28th out of 56).

Someone from Kentucky is known as a Kentuckian. View our List of Adjectival and Demonyms for all the States.

Kentucky was the 15th state when it joined the United States on June 1, 1792. Prior to 1792, Kentucky was known as "Part of Virginia, seceded with approval of the Virginia General Assembly."

Essential Kentucky Facts

  • KY
    Postal Code
    The Kentucky postal code is KY. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
  • Gender Ratio
    Gender Ratio: 97 Men to 100 Women
    Male Population: 2,173,158 men
    Female Population: 2,240,299 women
  • State Flag
    The 3 main colors in the Kentucky flag are #000066, #FFFFFF, and #E6AD05
  • State Quarter
    The Kentucky Quarter was released in October 10, 2001.
    Total Mintage: 0.72 billion.
    Engraver: T. James Ferrell
  • Population and Area
    Population: 4,413,457 people
    Land Area: 39,486 square miles
    Population Density: 4,413,457 people per square mile

Areas Codes in Kentucky (8)

  • 270
  • 304
  • 423
  • 502
  • 606
  • 812
  • 859
  • 931

Kentucky Counties (120)

County Top Cities
Adair County Breeding, Cane Valley, Columbia, Glens Fork, Gradyville, and Knifley
Allen County Adolphus, Holland, and Scottsville
Anderson County Lawrenceburg
Ballard County Bandana, Barlow, La Center, Lovelaceville, and Wickliffe
Barren County Austin, Cave City, Eighty Eight, Etoile, Glasgow, and Hiseville
Bath County Hope, Olympia, Owingsville, Preston, Salt Lick, and Sharpsburg
Bell County Arjay, Beverly, Calvin, Fourmile, Frakes, and Hulen
Boone County Burlington, Florence, Hebron, Petersburg, Union, and Verona
Bourbon County Millersburg, North Middletown, and Paris
Boyd County Ashland, Catlettsburg, and Rush
Boyle County Danville, Junction City, Mitchellsburg, Parksville, and Perryville
Bracken County Augusta, Brooksville, Foster, Germantown, and Milford
Breathitt County Bays, Clayhole, Jackson, Lost Creek, Rousseau, and Vancleve
Breckinridge County Cloverport, Custer, Garfield, Hardinsburg, Harned, and Hudson
Bullitt County Brooks, Clermont, Hillview, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington, and Shepherdsville
Butler County Aberdeen, Dunbar, Jetson, Morgantown, Rochester, and Roundhill
Caldwell County Fredonia and Princeton
Calloway County Almo, Dexter, Hazel, Kirksey, Murray, and New Concord
Campbell County Alexandria, Bellevue, California, Dayton, Fort Thomas, and Melbourne
Carlisle County Arlington, Bardwell, Cunningham, and Milburn
Carroll County Carrollton, Ghent, Sanders, and Worthville
Carter County Carter, Denton, Grahn, Grayson, Hitchins, and Olive Hill
Casey County Bethelridge, Dunnville, Hustonville, Kings Mountain, Liberty, and Middleburg
Christian County Cerulean, Crofton, Fort Campbell, Gracey, Herndon, and Hopkinsville
Clark County Winchester
Clay County Big Creek, Fall Rock, Garrard, Goose Rock, Hima, and Manchester
Clinton County Albany and Alpha
Crittenden County Crayne, Dycusburg, Marion, and Tolu
Cumberland County Burkesville, Dubre, and Marrowbone
Daviess County Maceo, Maple Mount, Owensboro, Philpot, Utica, and West Louisville
Edmonson County Bee Spring, Brownsville, Mammoth Cave, Rocky Hill, and Sweeden
Elliott County Isonville and Sandy Hook
Estill County Irvine and Ravenna
Fayette County Lexington
Fleming County Elizaville, Ewing, Flemingsburg, Hillsboro, Muses Mills, and Plummers Landing
Floyd County Allen, Auxier, Banner, Beaver, Betsy Layne, and Bevinsville
Franklin County Frankfort
Fulton County Fulton and Hickman
Gallatin County Glencoe, Sparta, and Warsaw
Garrard County Bryantsville, Lancaster, and Paint Lick
Grant County Corinth, Crittenden, Dry Ridge, Jonesville, Mason, and Williamstown
Graves County Boaz, Fancy Farm, Farmington, Hickory, Lowes, and Lynnville
Grayson County Big Clifty, Caneyville, Clarkson, Falls Of Rough, Leitchfield, and Millwood
Green County Greensburg, Mount Sherman, and Summersville
Greenup County Argillite, Flatwoods, Greenup, Russell, South Portsmouth, and South Shore
Hancock County Hawesville, Lewisport, Pellville, and Reynolds Station
Hardin County Cecilia, Eastview, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, Glendale, and Radcliff
Harlan County Ages Brookside, Baxter, Benham, Big Laurel, Bledsoe, and Cawood
Harrison County Berry and Cynthiana
Hart County Bonnieville, Canmer, Cub Run, Hardyville, Horse Cave, and Magnolia
Henderson County Baskett, Corydon, Curdsville, Henderson, Reed, and Robards
Henry County Bethlehem, Campbellsburg, Eminence, Lockport, New Castle, and Pendleton
Hickman County Clinton and Columbus
Hopkins County Dawson Springs, Earlington, Hanson, Madisonville, Manitou, and Mortons Gap
Jackson County Annville, Bighill, Gray Hawk, Mc Kee, Sandgap, and Tyner
Jefferson County Eastwood, Fairdale, Glenview, Harrods Creek, Louisville, and Masonic Home
Jessamine County Keene, Nicholasville, and Wilmore
Johnson County Boons Camp, Flatgap, Hagerhill, Keaton, Meally, and Oil Springs
Kenton County Covington, Erlanger, Ft Mitchell, Independence, Kenton, and Latonia
Knott County Carrie, Dema, Emmalena, Fisty, Garner, and Hindman
Knox County Artemus, Barbourville, Bimble, Bryants Store, Cannon, and Dewitt
Larue County Buffalo and Hodgenville
Laurel County Bush, East Bernstadt, Keavy, Lily, London, and Pittsburg
Lawrence County Adams, Blaine, Louisa, Lowmansville, Martha, and Mazie
Lee County Athol, Beattyville, Heidelberg, Lone, Saint Helens, and Zoe
Leslie County Asher, Bear Branch, Chappell, Essie, Helton, and Hoskinston
Letcher County Blackey, Burdine, Cromona, Deane, Eolia, and Ermine
Lewis County Emerson, Garrison, Quincy, Tollesboro, and Vanceburg
Lincoln County Crab Orchard, Mc Kinney, Stanford, and Waynesburg
Livingston County Burna, Grand Rivers, Hampton, Ledbetter, Salem, and Smithland
Logan County Adairville, Auburn, Lewisburg, Olmstead, and Russellville
Lyon County Eddyville and Kuttawa
Madison County Berea, Richmond, and Waco
Magoffin County Falcon, Gunlock, Royalton, and Salyersville
Marion County Bradfordsville, Gravel Switch, Lebanon, Loretto, Nerinx, and Raywick
Marshall County Benton, Calvert City, Gilbertsville, and Hardin
Martin County Beauty, Debord, Inez, Lovely, Pilgrim, and Tomahawk
Mason County Dover, Mayslick, Maysville, Minerva, and Washington
McCracken County Kevil, Paducah, and West Paducah
McCreary County Marshes Siding, Parkers Lake, Pine Knot, Revelo, Stearns, and Strunk
McLean County Beech Grove, Calhoun, Island, Livermore, Rumsey, and Sacramento
Meade County Battletown, Brandenburg, Ekron, Guston, Muldraugh, and Payneville
Menifee County Denniston, Frenchburg, Means, and Wellington
Mercer County Burgin, Harrodsburg, and Salvisa
Metcalfe County Beaumont, Center, Edmonton, Knob Lick, and Summer Shade
Monroe County Fountain Run, Gamaliel, Hestand, Mount Hermon, and Tompkinsville
Montgomery County Jeffersonville and Mount Sterling
Morgan County Cannel City, Crockett, Elkfork, Ezel, Malone, and Mize
Muhlenberg County Beech Creek, Beechmont, Belton, Bremen, Browder, and Central City
Nelson County Bardstown, Bloomfield, Boston, Chaplin, Coxs Creek, and Fairfield
Nicholas County Carlisle and Moorefield
Ohio County Beaver Dam, Centertown, Cromwell, Dundee, Fordsville, and Hartford
Oldham County Buckner, Crestwood, Goshen, La Grange, Pewee Valley, and Westport
Owen County New Liberty, Owenton, and Perry Park
Owsley County Booneville, Mistletoe, Ricetown, and Vincent
Pendleton County Butler, De Mossville, and Falmouth
Perry County Ary, Avawam, Bonnyman, Buckhorn, Bulan, and Busy
Pike County Ashcamp, Belcher, Belfry, Canada, Dorton, and Elkhorn City
Powell County Clay City, Slade, and Stanton
Pulaski County Bronston, Burnside, Eubank, Ferguson, Nancy, and Science Hill
Robertson County Mount Olivet
Rockcastle County Brodhead, Livingston, Mount Vernon, Orlando, Renfro Valley, and Wildie
Rowan County Clearfield, Elliottville, Farmers, and Morehead
Russell County Jamestown and Russell Springs
Scott County Georgetown, Sadieville, and Stamping Ground
Shelby County Bagdad, Finchville, Shelbyville, Simpsonville, and Waddy
Simpson County Franklin
Spencer County Fisherville, Mount Eden, and Taylorsville
Taylor County Campbellsville, Elk Horn, and Mannsville
Todd County Allensville, Clifty, Elkton, Fairview, Guthrie, and Sharon Grove
Trigg County Cadiz
Trimble County Bedford and Milton
Union County Morganfield, Sturgis, Sullivan, Uniontown, and Waverly
Warren County Alvaton, Bowling Green, Drake, Oakland, Rockfield, and Smiths Grove
Washington County Mackville, Saint Catharine, Springfield, and Willisburg
Wayne County Monticello
Webster County Clay, Dixon, Poole, Providence, Sebree, and Slaughters
Whitley County Corbin, Emlyn, Rockholds, Siler, and Williamsburg
Wolfe County Campton, Hazel Green, Pine Ridge, and Rogers
Woodford County Midway and Versailles
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