Think you know which Kentucky counties are the most diverse in the state? Find out.

Published 11:47 am Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Most diverse counties in Kentucky

The United States has a longstanding reputation as being a melting pot (or salad bowl), with its diversity manifesting itself across many different demographics. However, some places across the country are notably more heterogeneous than others.

Stacker compiled a list of the most diverse counties in Kentucky using data from using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest Simpson’s diversity index score. Simpson’s diversity index measures community diversity on a scale of 0 (least diverse) to 1 (most diverse), more on the calculation can be read here.

Think you know which counties in your home state might be the most diverse? Keep reading to see if your predictions are correct.

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#50. Henry County

– Index: 0.128
– Total population: 15,911
– White: 93.3% (14,844)
– Black or African American: 3.0% (472)
– American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
– Asian: 0.6% (100)
– Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (19)
– 2 or more races: 1.8% (289)
– Some other Race: 1.2% (187)

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#49. Caldwell County

– Index: 0.131
– Total population: 12,702
– White: 93.0% (11,813)
– Black or African American: 6.3% (796)
– American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
– Asian: 0.0% (0)
– Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
– 2 or more races: 0.7% (93)
– Some other Race: 0.0% (0)

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#48. Martin County

– Index: 0.131
– Total population: 11,648
– White: 93.0% (10,837)
– Black or African American: 5.5% (636)
– American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (29)
– Asian: 0.1% (11)
– Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (12)
– 2 or more races: 0.7% (78)
– Some other Race: 0.4% (45)

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#47. Mercer County

– Index: 0.133
– Total population: 21,592
– White: 93.0% (20,078)
– Black or African American: 4.2% (909)
– American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1% (31)
– Asian: 0.5% (98)
– Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (12)
– 2 or more races: 1.6% (343)
– Some other Race: 0.6% (121)

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#46. Gallatin County

– Index: 0.134
– Total population: 8,737
– White: 92.9% (8,121)
– Black or African American: 2.0% (176)
– American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
– Asian: 0.1% (6)
– Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
– 2 or more races: 1.8% (160)
– Some other Race: 3.1% (274)