Lexington’s population grows 13.5 percent; Georgetown now ranks in top 10

The new 2010 Census finds Georgetown among the fastest growing places in Kentucky as the state's population hit 4,339,367.

Georgetown, the home to Toyota in Scott County, grew an astonishing 60.9 percent in the last decade while Lexington's population increased 13.5 percent.

The boom to 29,098 helped Georgetown to rank among the state's 10 biggest cities for the first time.

Louisville once again ranks as the state's biggest city, and after merging with Jefferson County it became even bigger by increasing 189 percent to 741,096. Lexington's population hit 295,803 keeping it the state's second largest city and just 1,100 people smaller than Cincinnati, Ohio (296,943).

Bowling Green (58,067) moved up to be the state's third largest city followed by Owensboro (57,265). Covington (40,640) shrank and remained Kentucky's fifth biggest city. Number six is Hopkinsville (31,577).

Richmond (31,364) jumped up two spots by growing 15.5 percent to now be the seventh biggest city ahead of Florence (29,951).

Georgetown made a huge jump from number 18 to number nine by growing its population to 29,098. Henderson (28,757) rounds out the top ten biggest cities in the state.

The official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File can be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171. The census data are used by state officials to realign congressional and state legislative districts in their states, taking into account population shifts since the 2000 Census.





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