Census Figures Show Population Increases in Lexington, Louisville

Louisville might be Kentucky's biggest city, but Lexington is where more newcomers are deciding to call home.

According to new census figures, Lexington's population jumped more than 18,000 between 2000 and 2007.

That's nearly three times more than Louisville, which grew by only 6,500.

Lexington wasn't the only city to see a population rise. Georgetown, Paris, Winchester, Richmond, Berea, Danville and Nicholasville also grew.

For the seventh year in a row, Frankfort's population shrank, and Versailles shrank by 19 people in 2007.


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    Research by UK shows that places with larger populations have more people. UK officials believe there is an off setting correlation as well that places with smaller populations have fewer folks as well, except on the voter registration polls.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Jul 11, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    A sign of the times...you will see these numbers continue to grow, probably more than we've seen in decades, as gas prices continue to skyrocket and people make the move back to the cities like they did in the 60's and the suburbs die off.

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