The term Northern Kentucky generally refers to the three northernmost counties in Kentucky. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. The counties, from west to east, highlighted in bright red on the map at right:
Four other Kentucky counties which are officially part of the Cincinnati Combined Statistical Area, highlighted in pink on the map, are sometimes included in definitions of "Northern Kentucky" (also listed from west to east):
Historically, two other counties have also been included in "Northern Kentucky" (also listed from west to east):
Often thought of as the Gateway to the South, the three northermost counties of Kentucky each has at least one major center of population: Florence in Boone County; Covington, Erlanger, and Independence in Kenton County; and Newport, Fort Thomas, and Alexandria in Campbell County. Boone County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Kenton County is a County located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, United States. Campbell County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. Gallatin County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Grant County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Pendleton County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Bracken County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Trimble County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Mason County is a County located in the US state of Kentucky. Florence is a city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 23551 at the 2000 census. Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. Erlanger is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. Independence is a suburban city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. Newport is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States, at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers Fort Thomas is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, along the Ohio River. Alexandria is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States. Immediately on the other side of the Ohio River is Cincinnati, Ohio. The Ohio River is the largest Tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. However, the entire core region is densely populated, with these cities surrounded by many smaller towns which have little other than a city limit sign between them. The periphery of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties, namely the extreme western part of Boone County, and southernmost parts of all three of the core counties are still primarily rural in nature, but are fairly rapidly being consumed by housing development. The four outer counties are still primarily rural, although suburban development is starting to reach them. Combined with part of Indiana, and Southwestern Ohio, all seven counties are a part of the Greater Cincinnati area, which has a population of over 2 million. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union The Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky metropolitan area is a Metropolitan area that includes 15 counties in the U
The area was served by ferry service across the Ohio River until the completion of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge (prototype of the famous Brooklyn Bridge) in 1866, whereupon land values in the areas near the river quadrupled overnight. See also Merchant ship A ferry is a form of transport usually a Boat or Ship, used to carry (or ferry) passengers and The John A Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati Ohio and Covington Kentucky. The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest Suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5989 feet (1825 m over the East River connecting the Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Beginning in the 1970s, many factors combined to create major growth. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The proximity to Cincinnati, the completion of I-75, the nexus of rail service and river traffic, creation of several industrial parks, and the growth of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (located near Hebron in northeastern Boone County near the Kenton County line) drew many industries into the area. Interstate 75 (I-75 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located in Hebron, unincorporated Boone County, Kentucky, United States and serves the Hebron is an unincorporated community in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Its geographically central location (within 800 miles of 80% of the US population) makes it ideal for distribution centers, and those shipping all over the country.
Though often thought of by many, particularly those outside the region, as Midwestern in terms of culture, a significant portion of residents still consider themselves as being "Southern. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive "
Northern Kentucky is located within a climatic transition zone and is at the extreme northern limit of the humid subtropical climate. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters Evidence of both humid subtropical climate and humid continental climate can be found here, particularly noticeable by the presence of plants indicative of each climatic region; for example, the Southern magnolia, Crape-myrtle, and Needle palm from the subtropics and the Blue spruce, Maple, and Eastern Hemlock from cooler regions are successful landscape plants in and around Northern Kentucky. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters The humid continental climate is a Climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the Southern magnolia or bull bay, is a Magnolia native to the southeastern United Lagerstroemia (properly Crape-myrtle, sometimes spelled Crepe-myrtle) is a Genus of around 50 species of Deciduous and Evergreen Rhapidophyllum hystrix ( Needle Palm) is a palm, the sole member of the genus Rhapidophyllum. Picea pungens ( Colorado Blue Spruce or Blue Spruce) is a species of Spruce native to western North America, from southeast Acer ( maple) is a Genus of Trees or Shrubs They are variously classified in a family of their own the Aceraceae, or Tsuga canadensis, also known as Eastern or Canadian Hemlock, and in the French-speaking regions of Canada as Pruche du Canada Some significant moderating variables for the overall climate of Northern Kentucky include: the Ohio River, the region's relatively large hills and valleys, and an urban heat influence due to the proximity of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The wall lizard, introduced from Italy in the 1950s, is an example of fauna in the area that lends a subtropical ambiance to the region. The common wall lizard ( Podarcis muralis) is a species of Lizard with a large distribution in Europe and well-established introduced populations in Northern Kentucky is considered to be within the periphery of the Upland South. The terms Upper South and Upland South refer to the northern part of the Southern United States, in contrast to the Lower South or Deep South.
|Geographic Area||July 1, 2007||July 1, 2006||July 1, 2005||Census 2000||1990 Census||1980 Census||1970 Census||1960 Census||1950 Census|
|Boone County, Kentucky||112,459||110,080||106,272||85,991||57,589||45,842||32,812||21,940¹||13,015¹|
|Bracken County, Kentucky||8,574||8,670¹||8,279¹||7,766¹||7,738¹||7,227¹||7,422¹||8,424¹|
|Campbell County, Kentucky||86,858||86,866||87,251||88,616||83,866||83,317||88,501||86,803||76,196|
|Gallatin County, Kentucky||8,035||8,153||8,134||7,870||5,393¹||4,842¹||4,134¹||3,867¹||3,969¹|
|Grant County, Kentucky||25,161||24,769||24,610||22,384||15,737¹||13,308¹||9,999¹||9,489¹||9,809¹|
|Kenton County, Kentucky||156,675||154,911||153,665||151,464||142,031||137,058||129,440||120,700||104,254|
|Pendleton County, Kentucky||15,058||15,334||15,125||14,390||12,036¹||10,989¹||9,949¹||9,968¹||9,610¹|