It is one of the smallest counties in Kentucky but it ranks among the most diverse

Anita Durairaj
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The website Niche has ranked the most racially diverse counties in Kentucky for 2021.

The top spots go to Jefferson and Christian counties which are the most diverse in the state. Jefferson and Christian counties also have some of the highest populations in the state.

It is expected that counties with the highest populations would be the most diverse. However, there is one county that has a rather small population but also ranks among the most diverse in the state. That county is Fulton County.

Fulton County is the westernmost county in Kentucky. The county was named after Robert Fulton who was the inventor of the steamboat.

Fulton County is ranked by Niche as being the 6th most diverse county in Kentucky. It is also one of the smallest counties in the state with a population of 6,515 residents as of the 2020 census. Fulton County is the 7th smallest county (by population) in Kentucky.

Based on 2019 U.S. Census statistics, Fulton County is 71.5% white and 24.5% black or African American. Hispanics or Latinos make up 2.3% of the population in Fulton while other races and a mix of two or more races make up the remaining percentage.

Fulton County's diversity index is listed as 47 in 2020. The diversity index is a measure of how likely two people living in the same area would have a different race or ethnicity. A score of 0 would mean everyone is the same race while 100 would mean everyone is distinctly different in race and ethnicity.


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