2020 Census Results Show Paducah’s Growth

Date of Release: 
August 16, 2021

Date of release:  August 16, 2021

Paducah has grown.  The recent release of 2020 Census results shows that Paducah grew 8.44 percent from 2010 to 2020.  The population crew by 2113 citizens with a 2020 population of 27,137. 

Mayor George Bray said, “Receiving the 2020 Census results confirmed what I have been seeing in Paducah and McCracken County.  We have new housing, new businesses, and new growth.  From Greater Paducah Economic Development, to the City and County, and to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, we have all been promoting our quality of life, low cost of living, and incredible location.  I want to thank all the community leaders who have been working on initiatives to move us forward over the last 10 years. It clearly takes a team effort, and I am proud to see significant growth in Paducah as a result of those efforts. It is onward and upward from here.”

Communications Manager Pam Spencer said, “I want to thank every citizen who took the time to be counted by completing the 2020 Census.  The census numbers are used to help determine funding that Paducah will receive for grants, roads, schools, and more.  Having an accurate count of our community sets us up for success and for receiving the maximum amount of funding possible.”    

The recent release of 2020 Census results is specific for redistricting data to be used by each state in redrawing congressional, legislative, and local district boundaries.  The Census Bureau will release additional information and easier-to-use data tables this fall.

Kentucky’s population grew 3.8 percent. 

For more information about the U.S. Census results, visit https://www.census.gov/.