Census: Half of Kentucky’s counties lost population; gains in suburbs


Half of Kentucky’s counties lost population, while 59 counties grew in population between 2015 and 2016, according to new U.S. Census Bureau projections issued today by the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville. Casey County’s population was unchanged.

The Kentucky State Data Center is the state’s clearinghouse for census information. Today’s data show the estimated resident population as of July 1, 2016.

The largest percentage gains were in suburban counties near Louisville and Lexington, with Warren County also showing a significant increase. Large population declines were found mostly in rural eastern and western Kentucky counties, according to the summary report.

Check out a PDF of the report.