Kentucky, state, United States: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 40,395 sq mi (104,623 sq km). Pop. (2020) 4,467,673, a 3% increase since the 2010 census. As of the 2020 census, the state's population was: White alone, 87.5%; Black alone, 8.5%; Hispanic or Latino, 3.9%; American Indian and Alaska native alone, 0.3%; Asian alone, 1.6%; Two or More Races, 2%. Capital, Frankfort. Largest city, Louisville. Statehood, June 1, 1792 (15th state). Highest pt., Black Mt., 4,145 ft (1,264 m); lowest pt., Mississippi River, 257 ft (78 m). Nickname, Bluegrass State. Motto, United We Stand, Divided We Fall. State bird, cardinal. State flower, goldenrod. State tree, Kentucky coffee tree. Abbr., Ky.; KY

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