Latest Data (2018)
Population 24,850
Nationwide Rank 1520

Quick Facts

Paducah, Kentucky is the 1,520th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Paducah, Kentucky is a city.

Paducah, Kentucky is currently 9.3% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Paducah, Kentucky's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Paducah, Kentucky Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1510 De Pere, Wisconsin 25,020 20.9%
1511 Ossining, New York 24,998 3.7%
1512 Fountain Hills, Arizona 24,987 21.9%
1513 Conway, South Carolina 24,980 95.9%
1514 Edwardsville, Illinois 24,969 11.5%
1515 Grandview, Missouri 24,962 0.7%
1516 Wyandotte, Michigan 24,935 -11.0%
1517 Melrose Park, Illinois 24,925 7.5%
1518 Staunton, Virginia 24,922 4.5%
1519 Walker, Michigan 24,880 12.9%
1520 Paducah, Kentucky 24,850 -5.4%
1521 Bainbridge Island, Washington 24,846 21.6%
1522 Elk River, Minnesota 24,845 48.8%
1523 Paris, Texas 24,839 -3.6%
1524 Burlington, Iowa 24,838 -7.2%
1525 Hastings, Nebraska 24,822 -0.2%
1526 Selma, California 24,807 25.8%
1527 Ardmore, Oklahoma 24,795 4.7%
1528 Riverbank, California 24,780 56.7%
1529 Kernersville, North Carolina 24,767 31.3%
1530 Emporia, Kansas 24,765 -7.7%

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%
2514 Bardstown 13,164 21.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 24,850 1,520
2017 24,941 1,510
2016 25,145 1,482
2015 24,864 1,491
2014 24,978 1,468
2013 25,018 1,460
2012 25,048 1,444
2011 25,096 1,434
2010 25,024 1,428
2009 25,720 1,364
2008 25,559 1,358
2007 25,563 1,350
2006 25,514 1,344
2005 25,441 1,326
2004 25,350 1,317
2003 25,531 1,292
2002 25,682 1,274
2001 25,884 1,257
2000 26,269 1,227
1990 27,404 1,014