Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Kentucky Core Based Statistical Areas

Core based statistical areas (CBSA) are geographical areas defined by the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal agencies. A metropolitan statistical area contains a core urban area with a population of 50,000 or more and includes the counties containing the core urban area and any adjacent counties that have a strong social and economic relationship with the urban core. Micropolitan statistical areas have a core population of at least 10,000, but less than 50,000.

Core Based Statistical Area Kentucky
Counties
Kentucky
Population
Bardstown Micro Nelson
Total
46,738
46,738
Bowling Green Metro Allen
Butler
Edmonson
Warren
Total
20,588
12,371
12,126
134,554
179,639
Campbellsville Micro Green
Taylor
Total
11,107
26,023
37,130
Central City Micro Muhlenberg
Total
30,928
30,928
Cincinnati (OH-KY-IN) Metro,
including part of northern Kentucky
Boone
Bracken
Campbell
Gallatin
Grant
Kenton
Pendleton
Total
135,968
8,400
93,076
8,690
24,941
169,064
14,644
454,783
Clarksville (TN-KY) Metro,
including Hopkinsville
Christian
Trigg
Total
73,955
14,339
88,294
ElizabethtownFort Knox Metro Hardin
LaRue
Meade
Total
110,702
14,867
30,003
155,572
Evansville (IN-KY) Metro,
including Henderson
Henderson
Total
44,793
44,793
Frankfort Micro
Anderson
Franklin
Total
23,852
51,541
75,393
Glasgow Micro
Barren
Metcalfe
Total
44,485
10,286
54,771
Huntington – Ashland (WV-KY-OH) Metro Boyd
Carter
Greenup
Total
26,627
48,261
35,962
110,850
Lexington-Fayette Metro Bourbon
Clark
Fayette
Jessamine
Scott
Woodford
Total
20,252
36,972
322,570
52,991
57,155
26,871
516,811
London Micro
Clay
Knox
Laurel
Whitley
Total
20,345
30,193
62,613
36,712
149,863
Louisville-Jefferson County (KY-IN) Metro Bullitt
Henry
Jefferson
Oldham
Shelby
Spencer
Total
82,217
15,678
782,969
67,607
48,065
19,490
1,015,936
Madisonville Micro
Hopkins
Total
45,423
45,423
Mayfield Micro
Graves
Total
36,649
36,649
Maysville Micro
Mason
Total
17,120
17,120
Middlesborough Micro
Bell
Total
24,097
24,097
Mount Sterling Micro
Bath
Menifee
Montgomery
Total
12,750
6,113
28,114
46,977
Murray Micro
Calloway
Total
37,103
37,103
Owensboro Metro Daviess
Hancock
McLean
Total
103,312
9,095
9,152
121,559
Paducah (KY-IL) Micro Ballard
Livingston
McCracken
Total
7,728
8,888
67,875
84,491
RichmondBerea Micro Estill
Madison
Total
14,163
92,701
106,864
Somerset Micro Pulaski
Total
65,034
65,034

Populations are from the 2020 census.


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