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Safest Cities In Kentucky 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Fort Campbell North, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,054
  • For a military family like ours, Fort Campbell North is a good place to live. I like the overall community atmosphere of the region compared to some other military housing areas where we have been…[read more]
81
  • Fort Knox, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,226
84
  • Flatwoods, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,358
94
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,317
  • When you think of quiet, easygoing country living you automatically think of Kentucky. Living in Ft. Thomas is the perfect mixture of a peaceful, natural setting with just enough conveniences nearby to…[read more]
77
  • Independence, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,317
  • Living in Independence Kentucky is great. This is a well structured city that has a lot of the big city needs. If you need more taste of the big city, it sits fifteen minutes away from Cincinnati Ohio.…[read more]
75
  • Taylor Mill, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,719
86
  • Edgewood, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,703
87
  • Mount Washington, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,088
  • Living in Mount Washington has been an entirely pleasurable experience. I find the beautiful Kentucky landscapes to be mesmerizing, and they were certainly a factor in my decision to move here. Coming…[read more]
75
  • Vine Grove, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,680
83
  • Union, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
64
  • Buckner, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,480
75
  • Erlanger, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,565
  • Erlanger, KY was founded in 1880. It was named after a Paris banking family called d'Erlanger. The area is 8.4 square miles. It is a 17 minute drive between Erlanger and Cincinnati, Ohio. One of the…[read more]
83
  • Francisville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,452
83
  • Douglass Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
67
  • Wilmore, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,181
74
  • Lawrenceburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,081
  • I lived there for a year and left because being married to an Arab gives you dirty looks in public there (never saw one person of color either) and the neighbors are very crude and loud. Shopping at some…[read more]
84
  • Highland Heights, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,136
89
  • Fort Mitchell, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,245
85
  • Alexandria, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,878
89
  • Villa Hills, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404
77
  • Elsmere, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,488
86
  • Fort Wright, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,732
78
  • Cold Spring, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,168
81
  • Hillview, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,688
82
  • Versailles, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,091
76
  • Hendron, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,155
76
  • Dayton, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,385
77
  • Madisonville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,615
  • I've been living in Madisonville Kentucky for about 11 years and love the small-town charm and the convenience of all of the shopping, recreation, and churches in this beautiful small town community. My…[read more]
84
  • Bellevue, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,879
77
  • Harrodsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
81
  • Berea, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,667
  • I love a laid-back atmosphere, which is why Berea, Kentucky is the perfect place of residence for me! It has breath-taking scenery and a relaxed environment. A sense of art and, crafting, and exploration…[read more]
72
  • Cynthiana, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,376
83
  • Oakbrook, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,640
85
  • Lyndon, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,310
  • I experienced terrific moments while living in Lyndon Kentucky. The city is situated in Jefferson County. Lyndon is a part of Louisville and is closest to Rock Creek Lexington Road Louisville. The town…[read more]
92
  • Middletown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,773
79
  • Williamsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,263
77
  • Hebron, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,095
74
  • La Grange, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,481
77
  • Elizabethtown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,835
  • Elizabethtown is one of those average sized towns that’s great to raise families. Education is one of the highlights, and the people are diverse, especially religiously which helps. There are a number of…[read more]
70
  • Central City, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,895
75
  • Shelbyville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,039
  • The best thing about living in Shelbyville is that the winters are mild compared to where I come from. I love having light snow and not having to worry about my car getting stuck for days. The summer is…[read more]
79
  • Danville, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,645
  • One of the best areas in Kentucky to make your home is in Danville. My family has been living in Danville since before I was born and I have loved it here all my life. The crime rate has always been low…[read more]
77
  • Corbin, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,306
69
  • Murray, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,726
  • I lived here for 3 years while attending MSU and I had to transfer because it was unlivable. I'm from another small town in KY but Murray is like another planet. Nothing to do, nowhere to shop, no…[read more]
78
  • Burlington, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,347
  • Burlington Kentucky is a great little place to be. I love going there to experience the "big city life" without having to travel to a larger city in the area. I see a lot of families here that have a lot…[read more]
68
  • Morehead, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,615
84
  • Jeffersontown, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,395
  • Jeffersontown is something else, after growing up here, I’ve come and gone several times. I always wound up coming back, because it’s such a great environment to be in, and I highly recommend for…[read more]
72
  • Lebanon, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,604
65
  • Monticello, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
78
  • Paris, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,836

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Kentucky. Finding the safest places to live in Kentucky can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Kentucky with a population over 5,000.

The Kentucky cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Kentucky? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Kentucky. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.