Latest Data (2018)
Population 28,109
Nationwide Rank 1343

Quick Facts

Independence, Kentucky is the 1,343rd largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Independence, Kentucky is a city.

Independence, Kentucky is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Independence had its largest population ever.

Independence, Kentucky is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 88% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Independence, Kentucky Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1333 Eagle, Idaho 28,363 127.7%
1334 Williamsport, Pennsylvania 28,348 -7.4%
1335 Benicia, California 28,306 4.9%
1336 Monterey, California 28,289 -4.8%
1337 Jacksonville, Arkansas 28,287 -5.8%
1338 Enterprise, Alabama 28,269 33.5%
1339 Greenville, Texas 28,263 17.6%
1340 Melrose, Massachusetts 28,193 3.7%
1341 Newburgh, New York 28,164 -0.7%
1342 Big Spring, Texas 28,162 12.2%
1343 Independence, Kentucky 28,109 85.1%
1344 Winchester, Virginia 28,108 18.6%
1345 Marion, Indiana 28,047 -13.2%
1346 Hobart, Indiana 28,040 10.0%
1347 Oakdale, Minnesota 28,022 4.7%
1348 Saratoga Springs, New York 28,005 5.9%
1349 Jeffersontown, Kentucky 27,997 5.5%
1350 Wasco, California 27,976 31.1%
1351 East Chicago, Indiana 27,930 -13.6%
1352 Glen Ellyn, Illinois 27,928 2.5%
1353 Harrison, New York 27,896 15.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
958 Covington 40,366 -6.0%
1082 Richmond 35,894 29.5%
1120 Georgetown 34,395 85.6%
1184 Florence 32,479 36.8%
1233 Hopkinsville 31,026 2.8%
1241 Nicholasville 30,829 47.9%
1269 Elizabethtown 30,157 33.3%
1332 Henderson 28,432 3.5%
1343 Independence 28,109 85.1%
1349 Jeffersontown 27,997 5.5%
1363 Frankfort 27,679 -0.3%
1520 Paducah 24,850 -5.4%
1640 Radcliff 22,952 3.9%
1802 Ashland 20,382 -6.9%
1888 Murray 19,348 26.8%
1912 Erlanger 18,946 13.4%
1923 Madisonville 18,833 -2.5%
1949 Winchester 18,577 11.0%
1974 St. Matthews 18,199 5.1%
2093 Danville 16,804 8.5%
2144 Fort Thomas 16,364 -0.6%
2159 Shelbyville 16,246 59.2%
2209 Berea 15,787 39.3%
2210 Shively 15,781 5.9%
2282 Newport 15,020 -11.7%
2315 Mount Washington 14,705 68.8%
2342 Glasgow 14,424 9.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 28,109 1,343
2017 27,634 1,358
2016 27,024 1,382
2015 26,819 1,385
2014 26,378 1,400
2013 26,110 1,402
2012 25,664 1,411
2011 25,246 1,428
2010 24,757 1,443
2009 22,105 1,578
2008 21,602 1,602
2007 21,124 1,613
2006 20,239 1,647
2005 19,013 1,714
2004 17,928 1,778
2003 16,946 1,851
2002 16,234 1,901
2001 15,627 1,950
2000 15,180 1,990
1990 10,506 2,369