The population of all three Scott County municipalities — Georgetown, Stamping Ground and Sadieville — has increased since the 2010 Census, according to the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville.

Georgetown’s growth is arguably the greatest in Kentucky over that eight-year span with a 17.8 percent spurt, adding some 5,193 people to increase its population to 34,395 as of July 1, 2018. The city’s growth from 2017 to 2018 was 2.3 percent, the greatest in the state for cities with 730.

Even so, Georgetown remains Kentucky’s seventh largest city trailing Richmond’s population of 35,894, or a difference of 1,499. In July 2017, Richmond had a reported population of 35,397 to Georgetown’s 33,665.

The Kentucky Data Center projects state population estimates each year at mid-year during the interim from each 10-year U. S Census. Using information from building permits, property sales and other such indicators, the data center estimates the population of each Kentucky city and county. The data center releases its estimates in late May each year from information gathered from July through June of the previous years.

Stamping Ground and Sadieville have each also experienced growth during that time period. In fact, percentage wise, Stamping Ground’s growth is greater than Georgetown’s with an estimated 18.4 percent spurt. As of July 1, 2018, Stamping Ground’s population is 785, an increase of 122 people from the 2010 U.S. Census population total of 643. From 2017 to 2018, Stamping Ground has grown 2.1 percent from 769 to 785, according to the state data center.

Sadieville’s percentage growth since 2010 is in line with its sister cities with a 17.4 percent increase from 303 population in 2010 to 357 people in 2018. From 2017 to 2018, Sadievile’s population grew by eight people from 349 to 357.

Not everyone who has moved into Scott County has moved into a municipality, according to state population estimates. The “balance of Scott County” has jumped 18.4 percent since the census from 17,127 in 2010 to 20,492 in 2018, or an increase of 3,383 people.

Scott County’s total population in 2010 was 47,173, but is now estimated at 56,029 with two people attributed to Corinth.

Louisville is obviously Kentucky’s largest population center with 770,517 followed by Lexington at 323,780, Bowling Green, 68,401, Owensboro, 59,809, Covington, 40,386, Richmond, 35,894, Georgetown, 34,375, Florence, 32,479, Hopkinsville, 31,026 and Nicholasville, 30,820.

In nearby counties, the report shows:

— Bourbon County with 20,184 residents up from 19,985 in 2010. The population of Paris has increased to 9,872 from a 2010 Census report of 8,553.

— Grant County has 25,121 residents, up from 24,662 in 2010. Corinth has an estimated Grant County population of 230 to go along with its Scott County population of 2, for a total population of 232 — the exact same as the 2010 Census totals.

— Harrison County’s 2018 population is 18,778, compared to a 2010 total of 18,846. Cynthiana’s population is now estimated at 6,362, up from 2,237 in 2010.

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