Kentucky Population, Area, and Density
The population of Kentucky is 4,413,457 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Kentucky is ranked number 26 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 23.4% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Kentucky is 40,407.9 square miles. There state is 97.7% land and 2.3% water. The population density in Kentucky is 111.8 people per square mile (28th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 4,413,457 people ÷ 39,486.3 sq mi
Population Density = 111.8 people per sq mile
|Population||4,413,457 (26th out of 56)||4,339,367 (26th out of 56)||4,041,769 (25th out of 56)|
|Difference||23.4% below avg||22.3% below avg||20.8% below avg|
|Total Area||40,407.9 mi2||104,656 km2||25,861,021 acres||(37th out of 56)|
|Land Area||39,486.3 mi2||102,269 km2||25,271,181 acres||(97.7%)|
|Water Area||921.6 mi2||2,387 km2||589,840 acres||(2.3%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||111.8 (28th out of 56)||109.9 (28th out of 56)||102.4 (29th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||74.3% below avg||73.6% below avg||74.3% below avg|