Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Kentucky

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August 6, 2022
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Counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Kentucky

The COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation and a higher cost of living in major cities have combined with opportunities for remote work over the past two years. This combination has fueled a major migration across the country. In the first year of the pandemic, migration out of densely populated, expensive cities like New York and San Francisco was especially notable. Many moved to Sunbelt cities where the weather is warmer and the cost of living significantly lower.

But not everyone who moved in recent years went very far. Analysis of movement out of crowded cities shows that many of those leaving city centers moved into nearby suburbs in the same state, rather than making cross country moves.

Other trends suggest that many people are sticking close to home, remaining in or moving back to the state, or even the town they were born in. Even before the pandemic, the number of younger adults living with their parents was on the rise, mostly due to financial difficulties. This economic hardship was made worse by the pandemic, and resulted in many moving back in with their parents. By the end of 2020, more than half of Americans under the age of 29 were living at home, exceeding the share of young adults living with their parents during the Great Depression.

Apart from the pandemic, many people choose not to leave the state they were raised in, for reasons ranging from wanting to be close to family to not having the resources to leave, to sticking with a lower cost of living.

In order to determine where people stay put, Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most born-and-bred residents in Kentucky using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percentage of residents that were born in the state according to 2020 5-year estimates.

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#50. Casey County

- Population: 15,968
- Born in Kentucky: 12,375 (77.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,369 (21.1% of population)
--- Midwest (10.2%), Northeast (3.3%), South (5.4%), West (2.2%)
- Born in another country: 178 (1.11% of population)
--- Africa (0.12%) , Asia (0.05%), Europe (0.09%), Latin America (0.86%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#49. Bell County

- Population: 26,426
- Born in Kentucky: 20,485 (77.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 5,861 (22.2% of population)
--- Midwest (9.3%), Northeast (1.1%), South (10.8%), West (1.0%)
- Born in another country: 55 (0.21% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.06%), North America (0.13%), Oceania (0.01%)
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#48. Mercer County

- Population: 21,690
- Born in Kentucky: 16,822 (77.6% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,190 (19.3% of population)
--- Midwest (5.5%), Northeast (4.0%), South (6.6%), West (3.2%)
- Born in another country: 584 (2.69% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.76%), Europe (0.12%), Latin America (1.46%), North America (0.30%), Oceania (0.05%)
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#47. Laurel County

- Population: 60,631
- Born in Kentucky: 47,284 (78.0% of population)
- Born in a different state: 12,323 (20.3% of population)
--- Midwest (10.7%), Northeast (1.1%), South (7.3%), West (1.3%)
- Born in another country: 536 (0.88% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.42%), Europe (0.18%), Latin America (0.29%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#46. Breckinridge County

- Population: 20,283
- Born in Kentucky: 15,897 (78.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,211 (20.8% of population)
--- Midwest (9.9%), Northeast (2.0%), South (6.7%), West (2.1%)
- Born in another country: 125 (0.62% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.05%), Europe (0.20%), Latin America (0.36%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#45. Bracken County

- Population: 8,308
- Born in Kentucky: 6,515 (78.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,742 (21.0% of population)
--- Midwest (12.7%), Northeast (1.0%), South (5.0%), West (2.2%)
- Born in another country: 26 (0.31% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.07%), Europe (0.24%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#44. Lee County

- Population: 7,088
- Born in Kentucky: 5,559 (78.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,442 (20.3% of population)
--- Midwest (14.5%), Northeast (1.5%), South (3.6%), West (0.7%)
- Born in another country: 57 (0.80% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.20%), Europe (0.51%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.10%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#43. Taylor County

- Population: 25,572
- Born in Kentucky: 20,092 (78.6% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,996 (19.5% of population)
--- Midwest (9.4%), Northeast (2.4%), South (5.6%), West (2.2%)
- Born in another country: 420 (1.64% of population)
--- Africa (0.07%) , Asia (0.58%), Europe (0.29%), Latin America (0.65%), North America (0.06%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#42. Montgomery County

- Population: 28,042
- Born in Kentucky: 22,105 (78.8% of population)
- Born in a different state: 5,457 (19.5% of population)
--- Midwest (10.1%), Northeast (1.6%), South (6.0%), West (1.8%)
- Born in another country: 305 (1.09% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.16%), Europe (0.13%), Latin America (0.55%), North America (0.07%), Oceania (0.17%)
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#41. Butler County

- Population: 12,756
- Born in Kentucky: 10,066 (78.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,422 (19.0% of population)
--- Midwest (7.5%), Northeast (1.2%), South (8.8%), West (1.6%)
- Born in another country: 248 (1.94% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.33%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (1.61%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#40. Spencer County

- Population: 18,945
- Born in Kentucky: 14,964 (79.0% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,788 (20.0% of population)
--- Midwest (10.6%), Northeast (1.4%), South (5.9%), West (2.1%)
- Born in another country: 153 (0.81% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.32%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.49%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#39. Metcalfe County

- Population: 10,062
- Born in Kentucky: 7,978 (79.3% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,965 (19.5% of population)
--- Midwest (9.2%), Northeast (1.4%), South (7.2%), West (1.8%)
- Born in another country: 54 (0.54% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.22%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.32%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#38. Elliott County

- Population: 7,461
- Born in Kentucky: 5,922 (79.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,515 (20.3% of population)
--- Midwest (14.3%), Northeast (0.3%), South (5.0%), West (0.7%)
- Born in another country: 24 (0.32% of population)
--- Africa (0.16%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.09%), North America (0.07%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#37. Nelson County

- Population: 45,915
- Born in Kentucky: 36,590 (79.7% of population)
- Born in a different state: 8,338 (18.2% of population)
--- Midwest (8.5%), Northeast (1.8%), South (6.3%), West (1.6%)
- Born in another country: 546 (1.19% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.45%), Europe (0.44%), Latin America (0.25%), North America (0.04%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#36. Larue County

- Population: 14,269
- Born in Kentucky: 11,379 (79.7% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,377 (16.7% of population)
--- Midwest (6.5%), Northeast (1.0%), South (6.2%), West (2.9%)
- Born in another country: 437 (3.06% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.43%), Europe (0.43%), Latin America (2.00%), North America (0.20%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#35. Morgan County

- Population: 13,270
- Born in Kentucky: 10,588 (79.8% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,542 (19.2% of population)
--- Midwest (10.3%), Northeast (2.3%), South (6.0%), West (0.5%)
- Born in another country: 102 (0.77% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.58%), Europe (0.08%), Latin America (0.05%), North America (0.06%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#34. Robertson County

- Population: 2,139
- Born in Kentucky: 1,712 (80.0% of population)
- Born in a different state: 424 (19.8% of population)
--- Midwest (10.2%), Northeast (4.2%), South (3.1%), West (2.2%)
- Born in another country: 3 (0.14% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.14%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#33. Monroe County

- Population: 10,616
- Born in Kentucky: 8,529 (80.3% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,833 (17.3% of population)
--- Midwest (6.8%), Northeast (1.7%), South (7.9%), West (0.8%)
- Born in another country: 196 (1.85% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.25%), Europe (0.05%), Latin America (1.51%), North America (0.04%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#32. Muhlenberg County

- Population: 30,815
- Born in Kentucky: 24,764 (80.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 5,242 (17.0% of population)
--- Midwest (9.5%), Northeast (0.4%), South (5.9%), West (1.2%)
- Born in another country: 714 (2.32% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (1.35%), Europe (0.13%), Latin America (0.83%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#31. Johnson County

- Population: 22,427
- Born in Kentucky: 18,064 (80.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,965 (17.7% of population)
--- Midwest (9.0%), Northeast (1.4%), South (6.9%), West (0.3%)
- Born in another country: 314 (1.40% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (1.02%), Europe (0.15%), Latin America (0.23%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#30. Anderson County

- Population: 22,580
- Born in Kentucky: 18,213 (80.7% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,072 (18.0% of population)
--- Midwest (7.3%), Northeast (1.6%), South (7.6%), West (1.6%)
- Born in another country: 258 (1.14% of population)
--- Africa (0.23%) , Asia (0.26%), Europe (0.12%), Latin America (0.49%), North America (0.04%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#29. Fleming County

- Population: 14,519
- Born in Kentucky: 11,750 (80.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,595 (17.9% of population)
--- Midwest (10.9%), Northeast (1.0%), South (5.3%), West (0.7%)
- Born in another country: 138 (0.95% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.67%), Europe (0.18%), Latin America (0.10%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#28. Edmonson County

- Population: 12,195
- Born in Kentucky: 9,875 (81.0% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,287 (18.8% of population)
--- Midwest (8.0%), Northeast (1.2%), South (7.6%), West (1.9%)
- Born in another country: 33 (0.27% of population)
--- Africa (0.07%) , Asia (0.11%), Europe (0.04%), Latin America (0.05%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#27. Harrison County

- Population: 18,763
- Born in Kentucky: 15,231 (81.2% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,320 (17.7% of population)
--- Midwest (10.4%), Northeast (1.9%), South (4.0%), West (1.4%)
- Born in another country: 183 (0.98% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.04%), Europe (0.11%), Latin America (0.83%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#26. Ohio County

- Population: 24,081
- Born in Kentucky: 19,622 (81.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,970 (16.5% of population)
--- Midwest (10.4%), Northeast (0.7%), South (4.2%), West (1.2%)
- Born in another country: 444 (1.84% of population)
--- Africa (0.01%) , Asia (0.16%), Europe (0.14%), Latin America (1.53%), North America (0.01%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#25. Bullitt County

- Population: 80,921
- Born in Kentucky: 65,988 (81.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 13,214 (16.3% of population)
--- Midwest (6.9%), Northeast (1.8%), South (5.6%), West (2.0%)
- Born in another country: 1,308 (1.62% of population)
--- Africa (0.07%) , Asia (0.69%), Europe (0.34%), Latin America (0.46%), North America (0.05%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#24. Lincoln County

- Population: 24,493
- Born in Kentucky: 20,027 (81.8% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,146 (16.9% of population)
--- Midwest (8.0%), Northeast (2.2%), South (5.7%), West (1.1%)
- Born in another country: 229 (0.93% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.07%), Europe (0.10%), Latin America (0.64%), North America (0.07%), Oceania (0.06%)
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#23. Clay County

- Population: 20,110
- Born in Kentucky: 16,472 (81.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,460 (17.2% of population)
--- Midwest (10.3%), Northeast (1.2%), South (5.0%), West (0.6%)
- Born in another country: 145 (0.72% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.06%), Latin America (0.41%), North America (0.25%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#22. Harlan County

- Population: 26,307
- Born in Kentucky: 21,632 (82.2% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,492 (17.1% of population)
--- Midwest (7.6%), Northeast (0.7%), South (8.3%), West (0.4%)
- Born in another country: 158 (0.60% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.44%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.14%), North America (0.02%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#21. Nicholas County

- Population: 7,189
- Born in Kentucky: 5,918 (82.3% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,202 (16.7% of population)
--- Midwest (10.2%), Northeast (1.4%), South (4.5%), West (0.5%)
- Born in another country: 69 (0.96% of population)
--- Africa (0.11%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.21%), Latin America (0.64%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#20. Grayson County

- Population: 26,313
- Born in Kentucky: 21,685 (82.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,170 (15.8% of population)
--- Midwest (6.8%), Northeast (1.0%), South (6.3%), West (1.7%)
- Born in another country: 303 (1.15% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.30%), Europe (0.45%), Latin America (0.37%), North America (0.03%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#19. Green County

- Population: 11,000
- Born in Kentucky: 9,076 (82.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,754 (15.9% of population)
--- Midwest (8.2%), Northeast (2.3%), South (4.0%), West (1.5%)
- Born in another country: 122 (1.11% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.03%), Europe (0.41%), Latin America (0.67%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#18. Bath County

- Population: 12,421
- Born in Kentucky: 10,285 (82.8% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,028 (16.3% of population)
--- Midwest (9.9%), Northeast (1.7%), South (3.8%), West (0.9%)
- Born in another country: 63 (0.51% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.29%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.22%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#17. Knott County

- Population: 15,041
- Born in Kentucky: 12,464 (82.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,439 (16.2% of population)
--- Midwest (10.1%), Northeast (0.5%), South (5.5%), West (0.2%)
- Born in another country: 107 (0.71% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.20%), Europe (0.13%), Latin America (0.38%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#16. Knox County

- Population: 31,288
- Born in Kentucky: 25,979 (83.0% of population)
- Born in a different state: 4,719 (15.1% of population)
--- Midwest (8.9%), Northeast (0.6%), South (4.7%), West (0.8%)
- Born in another country: 459 (1.47% of population)
--- Africa (0.06%) , Asia (0.40%), Europe (0.93%), Latin America (0.06%), North America (0.02%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#15. Washington County

- Population: 12,044
- Born in Kentucky: 10,053 (83.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,790 (14.9% of population)
--- Midwest (8.1%), Northeast (1.1%), South (4.1%), West (1.6%)
- Born in another country: 162 (1.35% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.44%), Europe (0.03%), Latin America (0.87%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#14. Rockcastle County

- Population: 16,795
- Born in Kentucky: 14,041 (83.6% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,744 (16.3% of population)
--- Midwest (9.7%), Northeast (2.7%), South (3.4%), West (0.6%)
- Born in another country: 10 (0.06% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.02%), Europe (0.04%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#13. Letcher County

- Population: 21,936
- Born in Kentucky: 18,353 (83.7% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,339 (15.2% of population)
--- Midwest (5.7%), Northeast (1.4%), South (7.5%), West (0.7%)
- Born in another country: 128 (0.58% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.11%), Europe (0.31%), Latin America (0.11%), North America (0.05%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#12. Powell County

- Population: 12,283
- Born in Kentucky: 10,300 (83.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,834 (14.9% of population)
--- Midwest (6.4%), Northeast (2.1%), South (6.1%), West (0.3%)
- Born in another country: 121 (0.99% of population)
--- Africa (0.68%) , Asia (0.20%), Europe (0.04%), Latin America (0.07%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#11. Floyd County

- Population: 35,931
- Born in Kentucky: 30,148 (83.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 5,541 (15.4% of population)
--- Midwest (8.0%), Northeast (0.8%), South (6.0%), West (0.5%)
- Born in another country: 148 (0.41% of population)
--- Africa (0.05%) , Asia (0.32%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.04%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#10. Magoffin County

- Population: 12,346
- Born in Kentucky: 10,363 (83.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,922 (15.6% of population)
--- Midwest (10.1%), Northeast (0.2%), South (4.3%), West (1.0%)
- Born in another country: 51 (0.41% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.38%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.03%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#9. Perry County

- Population: 26,266
- Born in Kentucky: 22,227 (84.6% of population)
- Born in a different state: 3,633 (13.8% of population)
--- Midwest (7.5%), Northeast (0.6%), South (5.3%), West (0.4%)
- Born in another country: 382 (1.45% of population)
--- Africa (0.08%) , Asia (0.95%), Europe (0.02%), Latin America (0.03%), North America (0.38%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#8. Wolfe County

- Population: 7,188
- Born in Kentucky: 6,087 (84.7% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,054 (14.7% of population)
--- Midwest (10.9%), Northeast (0.0%), South (2.5%), West (1.2%)
- Born in another country: 47 (0.65% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.65%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#7. Breathitt County

- Population: 12,802
- Born in Kentucky: 10,961 (85.6% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,757 (13.7% of population)
--- Midwest (8.9%), Northeast (1.1%), South (2.8%), West (0.9%)
- Born in another country: 54 (0.42% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.34%), Europe (0.08%), Latin America (0.01%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#6. McLean County

- Population: 9,202
- Born in Kentucky: 7,922 (86.1% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,192 (13.0% of population)
--- Midwest (5.7%), Northeast (1.4%), South (4.7%), West (1.1%)
- Born in another country: 70 (0.76% of population)
--- Africa (0.22%) , Asia (0.12%), Europe (0.05%), Latin America (0.37%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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#5. Estill County

- Population: 14,187
- Born in Kentucky: 12,229 (86.2% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,806 (12.7% of population)
--- Midwest (7.9%), Northeast (1.1%), South (3.0%), West (0.8%)
- Born in another country: 125 (0.88% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.88%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#4. Marion County

- Population: 19,257
- Born in Kentucky: 16,624 (86.3% of population)
- Born in a different state: 2,233 (11.6% of population)
--- Midwest (4.7%), Northeast (1.3%), South (3.6%), West (2.0%)
- Born in another country: 333 (1.73% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.75%), Europe (0.14%), Latin America (0.76%), North America (0.03%), Oceania (0.05%)
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#3. Jackson County

- Population: 13,368
- Born in Kentucky: 11,687 (87.4% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,649 (12.3% of population)
--- Midwest (8.2%), Northeast (1.4%), South (2.3%), West (0.5%)
- Born in another country: 0 (0.00% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.00%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#2. Owsley County

- Population: 4,416
- Born in Kentucky: 3,862 (87.5% of population)
- Born in a different state: 515 (11.7% of population)
--- Midwest (6.5%), Northeast (0.2%), South (4.9%), West (0.0%)
- Born in another country: 10 (0.23% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.09%), Europe (0.14%), Latin America (0.00%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)
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#1. Leslie County

- Population: 10,081
- Born in Kentucky: 8,959 (88.9% of population)
- Born in a different state: 1,056 (10.5% of population)
--- Midwest (6.4%), Northeast (0.0%), South (3.5%), West (0.6%)
- Born in another country: 36 (0.36% of population)
--- Africa (0.00%) , Asia (0.29%), Europe (0.00%), Latin America (0.07%), North America (0.00%), Oceania (0.00%)

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