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Kentucky

2022 population: 4,512,310   ( 172,943 from 2010)
Land area: 39491.4 square miles
Population density: 114.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:3,754,388 83.20% 0.2%
Black:378,3948.39% 13.6%
Indian:9,5110.21% 10.1%
Asian:81,2271.80% 61.1%
2+ races:93,8032.08% 46.3%
Hispanic:194,9874.32% 46.8%
Total non-White:757,92216.80% 27.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:116,529 12.9
Deaths:131,95514.6
Net Migration: 14,1021.6
Net Immigration: 6,3280.7
Change in White population:8,733 0.2
Change in Non-White pop.:164,210 3.8



Historical Presidential Election Results for Kentucky



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSVEV
2020 61% Donald Trump* (R) 1,326,646 62.1% Joe Biden (D) 772,474 36.2% 37,648 [+] 1.8% 2,136,768 15 1.35% 8
2016 57% Donald Trump (R) 1,202,971 62.5% Hillary Clinton (D) 628,854 32.7% 92,325 [+] 4.8% 1,924,150 17 1.40% 8
2012 54% Mitt Romney (R) 1,087,190 60.5% Barack Obama* (D) 679,370 37.8% 31,488 [+] 1.8% 1,798,048 13 1.39% 8
2008 57% John McCain (R) 1,048,462 57.4% Barack Obama (D) 751,985 41.1% 27,140 [+] 1.5% 1,827,587 12 1.39% 8
2004 57% George W. Bush* (R) 1,069,439 59.5% John Kerry (D) 712,733 39.7% 13,907 [+] 0.8% 1,796,079 9 1.47% 8
2000 51% George W. Bush (R) 872,492 56.5% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 638,898 41.4% 32,797 [+] 2.1% 1,544,187 9 1.46% 8
1996 48% Bill Clinton* (D) 636,614 45.8% Robert Dole (R) 623,283 44.9% 128,811 [+] 9.3% 1,388,708 4 1.44% 8
1992 54% Bill Clinton (D) 665,104 44.6% George Bush* (R) 617,178 41.3% 210,618 [+] 14.1% 1,492,900 4 1.43% 8
1988 50% George Bush (R) 734,281 55.5% Michael Dukakis (D) 580,368 43.9% 7,868 [+] 0.6% 1,322,517 2 1.44% 9
1984 53% Ronald Reagan* (R) 822,782 60.0% Walter Mondale (D) 539,589 39.4% 8,090 0.6% 1,370,461 1 1.48% 9
1980 50% Ronald Reagan (R) 635,274 49.1% Jimmy Carter* (D) 616,417 47.6% 42,936 [+] 3.3% 1,294,627 -2 1.50% 9
1976 49% Jimmy Carter (D) 615,717 52.8% Gerald Ford* (R) 531,852 45.6% 19,573 [+] 1.7% 1,167,142 -2 1.43% 9
1972 47% Richard Nixon* (R) 676,446 63.4% George McGovern (D) 371,159 34.8% 19,894 [+] 1.9% 1,067,499 3 1.37% 9
1968 55% Richard Nixon (R) 462,411 43.8% Hubert Humphrey (D) 397,541 37.6% 195,941 [+] 18.6% 1,055,893 0 1.44% 9
1964 56% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 669,659 64.0% Barry Goldwater (R) 372,977 35.7% 3,469 0.3% 1,046,105 -3 1.48% 9
1960 62% Richard Nixon (R) 602,607 53.6% John Kennedy (D) 521,855 46.4% 0 0.0% 1,124,462 4 1.63% 10
1956 59% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 572,192 54.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 476,453 45.2% 5,160 0.5% 1,053,805 -3 1.70% 10
1952 57% Adlai Stevenson (D) 495,729 49.9% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 495,029 49.8% 2,390 0.2% 993,148 -5 1.61% 10
1948 49% Harry Truman* (D) 466,756 56.7% Thomas Dewey (R) 341,210 41.5% 14,692 [+] 1.8% 822,658 -4 1.69% 11
1944 52% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 472,589 54.5% Thomas Dewey (R) 392,448 45.2% 2,887 0.3% 867,924 -1 1.81% 11
1940 59% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 557,322 57.4% Wendell Willkie (R) 410,384 42.3% 2,457 0.3% 970,163 -2 1.94% 11
1936 62% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 541,944 58.5% Alf Landon (R) 369,702 39.9% 14,568 [+] 1.6% 926,214 3 2.03% 11
1932 68% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 580,574 59.1% Herbert Hoover* (R) 394,716 40.2% 7,773 [+] 0.8% 983,063 1 2.47% 11
1928 68% Herbert Hoover (R) 558,064 59.3% Al Smith (D) 381,070 40.5% 1,470 [+] 0.2% 940,604 1 2.56% 13
1924 61% Calvin Coolidge (R) 396,758 48.8% John Davis (D) 375,593 46.2% 41,492 [+] 5.1% 813,843 -5 2.80% 13
1920 71% James Cox (D) 456,497 49.7% Warren Harding (R) 452,480 49.3% 9,659 [+] 1.1% 918,636 -11 3.43% 13
1916 42% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 269,990 51.9% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 241,854 46.5% 8,225 [+] 1.6% 520,069 0 2.80% 13
1912 38% Woodrow Wilson (D) 219,584 48.4% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 115,512 25.5% 118,602 [+] 26.1% 453,698 -1 3.02% 13
1908 43% William J. Bryan (D) 244,092 49.8% William Taft (R) 235,201 48.0% 10,706 [+] 2.2% 489,999 -4 3.29% 13
1904 40% Alton Parker (D) 217,250 49.8% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 205,277 47.1% 13,329 [+] 3.1% 435,856 -9 3.22% 13
1900 44% William J. Bryan (D) 234,899 50.2% William McKinley* (R) 226,801 48.5% 6,277 [+] 1.3% 467,977 -3 3.35% 13
* incumbent         PUSV: percent of U.S. vote



2020 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 772,474 36.2%
Donald Trump* (R) 1,326,646 62.1%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 26,234 1.2%
Other 11,414 0.5%
TOTAL 2,136,768
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): 15


2016 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 628,854 32.7%
Donald Trump (R) 1,202,971 62.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 53,752 2.8%
Jill Stein (Grn) 13,913 0.7%
Evan McMullin (I) 22,780 1.2%
Other 1,880 0.1%
TOTAL 1,924,150
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 17


2012 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 679,370 37.8%
Mitt Romney (R) 1,087,190 60.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 17,063 0.9%
Other 14,425 0.8%
TOTAL 1,798,048
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 13


2008 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 751,985 41.1%
John McCain (R) 1,048,462 57.4%
Ralph Nader (I) 15,378 0.8%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 5,989 0.3%
Other 5,773 0.3%
TOTAL 1,827,587
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 12


2004 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 1,069,439 59.5%
John Kerry (D) 712,733 39.7%
Ralph Nader (I) 8,856 0.5%
Other 5,051 0.3%
TOTAL 1,796,079
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 9


2000 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 872,492 56.5%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 638,898 41.4%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 23,192 1.5%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 4,173 0.3%
Other 5,432 0.4%
TOTAL 1,544,187
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 9


1996 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 636,614 45.8%
Robert Dole (R) 623,283 44.9%
Ross Perot (Ref) 120,396 8.7%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 701 0.1%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 4,009 0.3%
Other 3,705 0.3%
TOTAL 1,388,708
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 4


1992 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 665,104 44.6%
George Bush* (R) 617,178 41.3%
Ross Perot (I) 203,944 13.7%
Other 6,674 0.4%
TOTAL 1,492,900
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 4


1988 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 734,281 55.5%
Michael Dukakis (D) 580,368 43.9%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 2,118 0.2%
Other 5,750 0.4%
TOTAL 1,322,517
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 2


1984 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 822,782 60.0%
Walter Mondale (D) 539,589 39.4%
Other 8,090 0.6%
TOTAL 1,370,461
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 1


1980 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 635,274 49.1%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 616,417 47.6%
John Anderson (I) 31,127 2.4%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 5,531 0.4%
Other 6,278 0.5%
TOTAL 1,294,627
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): -2


1976 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 615,717 52.8%
Gerald Ford* (R) 531,852 45.6%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 6,837 0.6%
Other 12,736 1.1%
TOTAL 1,167,142
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -2


1972 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 676,446 63.4%
George McGovern (D) 371,159 34.8%
John Schmitz (Amer) 17,627 1.7%
Other 2,267 0.2%
TOTAL 1,067,499
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 3


1968 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 462,411 43.8%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 397,541 37.6%
George Wallace (AIP) 193,098 18.3%
Other 2,843 0.3%
TOTAL 1,055,893
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 0


1964 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 669,659 64.0%
Barry Goldwater (R) 372,977 35.7%
Other 3,469 0.3%
TOTAL 1,046,105
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -3


1960 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 521,855 46.4%
Richard Nixon (R) 602,607 53.6%
TOTAL 1,124,462
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 4


1956 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 572,192 54.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 476,453 45.2%
Other 5,160 0.5%
TOTAL 1,053,805
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -3


1952 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 495,029 49.8%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 495,729 49.9%
Other 2,390 0.2%
TOTAL 993,148
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -5


1948 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 466,756 56.7%
Thomas Dewey (R) 341,210 41.5%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 10,411 1.3%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 1,567 0.2%
Other 2,714 0.3%
TOTAL 822,658
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -4


1944 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 472,589 54.5%
Thomas Dewey (R) 392,448 45.2%
Other 2,887 0.3%
TOTAL 867,924
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): -1


1940 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 557,322 57.4%
Wendell Willkie (R) 410,384 42.3%
Other 2,457 0.3%
TOTAL 970,163
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -2


1936 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 541,944 58.5%
Alf Landon (R) 369,702 39.9%
William Lemke (Union) 12,501 1.3%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 632 0.1%
Other 1,435 0.2%
TOTAL 926,214
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 3


1932 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 580,574 59.1%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 394,716 40.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 3,853 0.4%
Other 3,920 0.4%
TOTAL 983,063
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 1


1928 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 558,064 59.3%
Al Smith (D) 381,070 40.5%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 837 0.1%
Other 633 0.1%
TOTAL 940,604
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 1


1924 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 396,758 48.8%
John Davis (D) 375,593 46.2%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 38,465 4.7%
Other 3,027 0.4%
TOTAL 813,843
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): -5


1920 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 452,480 49.3%
James Cox (D) 456,497 49.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 6,409 0.7%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 3,250 0.4%
TOTAL 918,636
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): -11


1916 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 269,990 51.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 241,854 46.5%
Allan Benson (Soc) 4,734 0.9%
James Hanly (Proh) 3,036 0.6%
Other 455 0.1%
TOTAL 520,069
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): 0


1912 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 219,584 48.4%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 115,512 25.5%
William Taft* (R) 102,766 22.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 11,647 2.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 3,233 0.7%
Other 956 0.2%
TOTAL 453,698
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): -1


1908 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 235,201 48.0%
William J. Bryan (D) 244,092 49.8%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 4,093 0.8%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 5,885 1.2%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 200 0.0%
Other 528 0.1%
TOTAL 489,999
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -4


1904 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 205,277 47.1%
Alton Parker (D) 217,250 49.8%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 3,599 0.8%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 6,603 1.5%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 2,521 0.6%
Other 606 0.1%
TOTAL 435,856
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -9


1900 President, Kentucky
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 226,801 48.5%
William J. Bryan (D) 234,899 50.2%
John Woolley (Proh) 2,890 0.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 766 0.2%
Other 2,621 0.6%
TOTAL 467,977
Turnout: 44% Diff (US): -3
* incumbent

Historical Statewide Election Results for Kentucky

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YearTypeTurnoutWinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes
2023 G 38% Andy Beshear* (D) 694,482 52.5% Daniel Cameron (R) 627,457 47.5% 83 0.0% 1,322,022
2022 S3 42% Rand Paul* (R) 913,326 61.8% Charles Booker (D) 564,311 38.2% 193 0.0% 1,477,830
2020 S2 61% Mitch McConnell* (R) 1,233,315 57.8% Amy McGrath (D) 816,257 38.2% 85,485 [+] 4.0% 2,135,057
2019 G 42% Andy Beshear (D) 709,890 49.2% Matt Bevin* (R) 704,754 48.8% 28,479 [+] 2.0% 1,443,123
2016 S3 56% Rand Paul* (R) 1,090,177 57.3% Jim Gray (D) 813,246 42.7% 42 0.0% 1,903,465
2015 G 29% Matt Bevin (R) 511,374 52.5% Jack Conway (D) 426,620 43.8% 35,698 [+] 3.7% 973,692
2014 S2 43% Mitch McConnell* (R) 806,787 56.2% Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) 584,698 40.7% 44,383 [+] 3.1% 1,435,868
2011 G 25% Steve Beshear* (D) 464,245 55.7% David Williams (R) 294,034 35.3% 74,860 [+] 9.0% 833,139
2010 S3 41% Rand Paul (R) 755,411 55.7% Jack Conway (D) 599,843 44.2% 1,214 0.1% 1,356,468
2008 S2 56% Mitch McConnell* (R) 953,816 53.0% Bruce Lunsford (D) 847,005 47.0% 0 0.0% 1,800,821
2007 G 33% Steve Beshear (D) 619,552 58.7% Ernie Fletcher* (R) 435,773 41.3% 0 0.0% 1,055,325
2004 S3 55% Jim Bunning* (R) 873,507 50.7% Daniel Mongiardo (D) 850,855 49.3% 0 0.0% 1,724,362
2003 G 35% Ernie Fletcher (R) 596,284 55.0% Ben Chandler (D) 487,159 45.0% 0 0.0% 1,083,443
2002 S2 37% Mitch McConnell* (R) 731,679 64.7% Lois Weinberg (D) 399,634 35.3% 0 0.0% 1,131,313
1999 G 20% Paul Patton* (D) 352,099 60.7% Peppy Martin (R) 128,788 22.2% 99,187 [+] 17.1% 580,074
1998 S3 39% Jim Bunning (R) 569,817 49.7% Scotty Baesler (D) 563,051 49.2% 12,546 [+] 1.1% 1,145,414
1996 S2 45% Mitch McConnell* (R) 724,794 55.5% Steve Beshear (D) 560,012 42.8% 22,240 [+] 1.7% 1,307,046
1995 G 34% Paul Patton (D) 500,605 50.9% Larry Forgy (R) 479,227 48.7% 4,147 [+] 0.4% 983,979
1992 S3 48% Wendell Ford* (D) 836,888 62.9% David Williams (R) 476,604 35.8% 17,366 [+] 1.3% 1,330,858
1991 G 30% Brereton Jones (D) 540,468 64.7% Larry Hopkins (R) 294,452 35.3% 0 0.0% 834,920
1990 S2 34% Mitch McConnell* (R) 478,034 52.2% Harvey Sloane (D) 437,976 47.8% 0 0.0% 916,010
1987 G 30% Wallace Wilkinson (D) 504,674 64.5% John Harper (R) 273,141 34.9% 4,639 0.6% 782,454
1986 S3 26% Wendell Ford* (D) 503,775 74.4% Jackson Andrews (R) 173,330 25.6% 175 0.0% 677,280
1984 S2 50% Mitch McConnell (R) 644,990 49.9% Walter Huddleston* (D) 639,721 49.5% 7,696 [+] 0.6% 1,292,407
1983 G 40% Martha Collins (D) 561,674 54.5% Jim Bunning (R) 454,650 44.1% 14,347 [+] 1.4% 1,030,671
1980 S3 43% Wendell Ford* (D) 720,861 65.1% Mary Louise Foust (R) 386,029 34.9% 0 0.0% 1,106,890
1979 G 41% John Y. Brown, Jr. (D) 558,088 59.4% Louie Nunn (R) 381,278 40.6% 0 0.0% 939,366
1978 S2 21% Walter Huddleston* (D) 290,730 61.0% Louie Guenthner (R) 175,766 36.9% 10,287 [+] 2.2% 476,783
1975 G 35% Julian Carroll* (D) 470,159 62.8% Robert Gable (R) 277,998 37.2% 0 0.0% 748,157
1974 S3 35% Wendell Ford (D) 399,406 53.5% Marlow Cook* (R) 328,982 44.1% 17,606 [+] 2.4% 745,994
1972 S2 46% Walter Huddleston (D) 528,550 50.9% Louie Nunn (R) 494,337 47.6% 14,974 [+] 1.4% 1,037,861
1971 G 46% Wendell Ford (D) 470,720 50.6% Tom Emberton (R) 412,653 44.3% 47,417 [+] 5.1% 930,790
1968 S3 49% Marlow Cook (R) 484,260 51.4% Katherine Peden (D) 448,960 47.6% 9,645 [+] 1.0% 942,865
1967 G 47% Louie Nunn (R) 454,123 51.2% Henry Ward (D) 425,674 48.0% 7,149 [+] 0.8% 886,946
1966 S2 40% John Sherman Cooper* (R) 483,805 64.5% John Y. Brown (D) 266,079 35.5% 0 0.0% 749,884
1963 G 48% Ned Breathitt (D) 449,551 50.7% Louie Nunn (R) 436,496 49.3% 0 0.0% 886,047
1962 S3 44% Thruston Morton* (R) 432,648 52.8% Wilson Wyatt (D) 387,440 47.2% 0 0.0% 820,088
1960 S2 60% John Sherman Cooper* (R) 644,087 59.2% Keen Johnson (D) 444,290 40.8% 0 0.0% 1,088,377
1959 G 48% Bert Combs (D) 516,549 60.6% John Robison, Jr. (R) 336,456 39.4% 0 0.0% 853,005
1956 S2 57% John Sherman Cooper (R) 538,505 53.2% Lawrence Wetherby (D) 473,140 46.8% 0 0.0% 1,011,645
1956 S3 57% Thruston Morton (R) 506,903 50.3% Earle Clements* (D) 499,922 49.7% 0 0.0% 1,006,825
1955 G 44% Happy Chandler (D) 451,647 58.0% Edwin Denney (R) 322,671 41.4% 4,170 [+] 0.5% 778,488
1954 S2 45% Alben Barkley (D) 434,109 54.5% John Sherman Cooper* (R) 362,948 45.5% 0 0.0% 797,057
1952 S2 55% John Sherman Cooper (R) 494,576 51.5% Thomas Underwood* (D) 465,652 48.5% 0 0.0% 960,228
1951 G 36% Lawrence Wetherby* (D) 346,345 54.6% Eugene Siler (R) 288,014 45.4% 0 0.0% 634,359
1950 S3 35% Earle Clements (D) 334,249 54.2% Charles Dawson (R) 278,368 45.1% 4,504 [+] 0.7% 617,121
1950 S3 33% Earle Clements (D) 317,734 54.4% Charles Dawson (R) 265,994 45.6% 0 0.0% 583,728
1948 S2 47% Virgil Chapman (D) 408,256 51.4% John Sherman Cooper* (R) 383,776 48.3% 2,410 [+] 0.3% 794,442
1947 G 40% Earle Clements (D) 387,795 57.2% Eldon Dummit (R) 287,756 42.4% 2,412 [+] 0.4% 677,963
1946 S2 37% John Sherman Cooper (R) 327,652 53.3% John Y. Brown (D) 285,829 46.5% 1,638 [+] 0.3% 615,119
1944 S3 51% Alben Barkley* (D) 464,053 54.8% Jim Park (R) 380,425 44.9% 2,148 [+] 0.3% 846,626
1943 G 33% Simeon Willis (R) 279,144 50.5% Lyter Donaldson (D) 270,525 48.9% 3,239 [+] 0.6% 552,908
1942 S2 24% Happy Chandler* (D) 216,958 55.3% Richard Colbert (R) 175,081 44.7% 0 0.0% 392,039
1940 S2 59% Happy Chandler (D) 561,151 58.3% Walter Smith (R) 401,812 41.7% 0 0.0% 962,963
1939 G 53% Keen Johnson* (D) 460,834 56.5% King Swope (R) 354,704 43.5% 0 0.0% 815,538
1938 S3 37% Alben Barkley* (D) 346,735 62.0% John Haswell (R) 212,266 38.0% 0 0.0% 559,001
1936 S2 61% Marvel Logan* (D) 539,968 58.8% Robert Lucas (R) 365,850 39.8% 12,521 [+] 1.4% 918,339
*: incumbent               +: ran on additional party lines               Type: G: Governor; S1,S2,S3: Senate Class 1, 2 or 3
italics: special election

Other Statewide Election Results for Kentucky

YearTypeTurnoutWinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes
2023 AG 37% Russell Coleman (R) 752,692 58.0% Pamela Stevenson (D) 544,748 42.0% 0 0.0% 1,297,440
2023 AGR 37% Jonathan Shell (R) 763,468 59.4% Sierra Enlow (D) 522,521 40.6% 0 0.0% 1,285,989
2023 AUD 37% Allison Ball (R) 783,217 60.8% Kim Reeder (D) 505,924 39.2% 0 0.0% 1,289,141
2023 SOS 37% Michael Adams* (R) 785,237 60.6% Buddy Wheatley (D) 510,090 39.4% 518 0.0% 1,295,845
2023 TRE 37% Mark Metcalf (R) 735,522 57.2% Michael Bowman (D) 549,461 42.8% 155 0.0% 1,285,138
2019 AG 42% Daniel Cameron (R) 823,346 57.8% Greg Stumbo (D) 602,272 42.2% 0 0.0% 1,425,618
2019 AGR 41% Ryan Quarles* (R) 821,414 58.2% Robert Conway (D) 545,099 38.6% 44,596 [+] 3.2% 1,411,109
2019 AUD 41% Mike Harmon* (R) 779,730 55.7% Sheri Donahue (D) 574,820 41.0% 46,563 [+] 3.3% 1,401,113
2019 SOS 42% Michael Adams (R) 746,629 52.3% Heather French Henry (D) 682,096 47.7% 0 0.0% 1,428,725
2019 TRE 41% Allison Ball* (R) 856,160 60.7% Michael Bowman (D) 555,259 39.3% 0 0.0% 1,411,419
2015 AG 28% Andy Beshear (D) 479,567 50.1% Whitney Westerfield (R) 477,366 49.9% 0 0.0% 956,933
2015 AGR 28% Ryan Quarles (R) 563,013 60.1% Jean-Marie Spann (D) 374,077 39.9% 0 0.0% 937,090
2015 AUD 28% Mike Harmon (R) 486,280 51.9% Adam Edelen* (D) 449,960 48.1% 0 0.0% 936,240
2015 SOS 29% Alison Lundergan Grimes* (D) 493,204 51.2% Steve Knipper (R) 470,894 48.8% 0 0.0% 964,098
2015 TRE 28% Allison Ball (R) 571,911 60.6% Rick Nelson (D) 371,229 39.4% 0 0.0% 943,140
2011 AG 25% Jack Conway* (D) 449,638 55.0% Todd P'Pool (R) 367,661 45.0% 0 0.0% 817,299
2011 AGR 24% James Comer (R) 519,183 63.8% Bob Farmer (D) 294,663 36.2% 0 0.0% 813,846
2011 AUD 24% Adam Edelen (D) 440,345 55.8% John Kemper (R) 349,366 44.2% 75 0.0% 789,786
2011 SOS 24% Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) 494,368 60.6% Bill Johnson (R) 321,065 39.4% 0 0.0% 815,433
2011 TRE 24% Todd Hollenbach* (D) 393,413 48.8% K.C. Crosbie (R) 375,916 46.6% 37,261 [+] 4.6% 806,590
2007 AG 32% Jack Conway (D) 612,689 60.5% Stan Lee (R) 399,603 39.5% 0 0.0% 1,012,292
2007 AGR 31% Richie Farmer* (R) 644,036 64.0% David Williams (D) 362,339 36.0% 0 0.0% 1,006,375
2007 AUD 31% Crit Luallen* (D) 591,910 59.2% Linda Greenwell (R) 408,617 40.8% 0 0.0% 1,000,527
2007 SOS 32% Trey Grayson* (R) 576,881 57.1% Bruce Hendrickson (D) 434,269 42.9% 0 0.0% 1,011,150
2007 TRE 31% Todd Hollenbach (D) 573,890 57.5% Melinda Wheeler (R) 424,312 42.5% 0 0.0% 998,202
2003 AG 33% Greg Stumbo (D) 492,540 47.7% Jack Wood (R) 430,153 41.7% 109,498 [+] 10.6% 1,032,191
2003 AGR 34% Richie Farmer (R) 578,008 55.2% Alice Baesler (D) 468,696 44.8% 0 0.0% 1,046,704
2003 AUD 32% Crit Luallen (D) 513,454 50.8% Linda Greenwell (R) 498,084 49.2% 0 0.0% 1,011,538
2003 SOS 32% Trey Grayson (R) 528,801 52.5% Russ Maple (D) 477,628 47.5% 0 0.0% 1,006,429
2003 TRE 32% Jonathan Miller* (D) 569,028 56.6% Adam Koenig (R) 437,101 43.4% 0 0.0% 1,006,129
1999 AG 14% Ben Chandler* (D) 403,223 100.0%       0 0.0% 403,223
1999 AGR 13% Billy Ray Smith* (D) 375,769 100.0%       0 0.0% 375,769
1999 AUD 12% Ed Hatchett* (D) 368,429 100.0%       0 0.0% 368,429
1999 SOS 13% John Y. Brown III* (D) 396,784 100.0%       0 0.0% 396,784
1999 TRE 13% Jonathan Miller (D) 372,953 100.0%       0 0.0% 372,953
1995 AG 33% Ben Chandler (D) 560,526 59.9% Will Scott (R) 375,287 40.1% 0 0.0% 935,813
1995 AGR 31% Billy Ray Smith (D) 515,524 57.3% Woody Allen (R) 384,928 42.7% 0 0.0% 900,452
1995 AUD 31% Ed Hatchett (D) 490,079 55.3% Don Bell (R) 396,060 44.7% 0 0.0% 886,139
1995 SOS 32% John Y. Brown III (D) 528,547 57.2% Steve Crabtree (R) 395,841 42.8% 0 0.0% 924,388
1995 TRE 32% John Hamilton (D) 494,801 54.7% James Lambert (R) 409,362 45.3% 0 0.0% 904,163
1991 AG 27% Chris Gorman (D) 450,593 61.6% Tom Handy (R) 280,557 38.4% 0 0.0% 731,150
1991 AGR 25% Ed Logsdon (D) 465,475 66.7% Buck Beasley (R) 232,331 33.3% 0 0.0% 697,806
1991 AUD 26% Ben Chandler (D) 465,119 64.9% Betty Holmes (R) 251,973 35.1% 0 0.0% 717,092
1991 LG 28% Paul Patton (D) 514,023 67.2% Eugene Goss (R) 250,857 32.8% 0 0.0% 764,880
1991 SOS 26% Bob Babbage (D) 492,119 68.5% Dexter Wright (R) 226,006 31.5% 0 0.0% 718,125
1991 TRE 26% Frances Jones Mills (D) 407,169 56.7% Don Bell (R) 311,257 43.3% 0 0.0% 718,426
1987 AG 25% Fred Cowan (D) 457,008 69.9% Chris Combs (R) 196,292 30.0% 130 0.0% 653,430
1987 AGR 24% Butch Burnette (D) 432,517 68.3% John Underwood (R) 200,995 31.7% 190 0.0% 633,702
1987 AUD 25% Bob Babbage (D) 448,675 69.7% Beverly Griffin (R) 195,213 30.3% 139 0.0% 644,027
1987 LG 27% Brereton Jones (D) 517,811 73.5% Lawrence Webster (R) 186,321 26.4% 314 0.0% 704,446
1987 SOS 25% Bremer Ehrler (D) 433,914 67.6% Ronald Sanders (R) 207,618 32.4% 122 0.0% 641,654
1987 TRE 24% Robert Mead (D) 422,977 66.4% Carol Reed (R) 214,366 33.6% 131 0.0% 637,474
1983 AG 32% David Armstrong (D) 555,717 67.5% James Eddle (R) 268,048 32.5% 0 0.0% 823,765
1983 AGR 30% David Boswell (D) 500,125 63.8% Richard Turner (R) 283,896 36.2% 0 0.0% 784,021
1983 AUD 30% Mary Ann Tobin (D) 503,954 64.3% Ronald Halleck (R) 280,331 35.7% 0 0.0% 784,285
1983 LG 34% Steve Beshear (D) 568,869 63.4% Eugene Stuart (R) 321,352 35.8% 7,728 0.9% 897,949
1983 SOS 31% Drex Davis (D) 474,698 59.7% Ann Ross (R) 320,996 40.3% 0 0.0% 795,694
1983 TRE 31% Frances Jones Mills (D) 486,989 60.0% Patricia Schafer (R) 324,059 40.0% 0 0.0% 811,048
1979 AG 34% Steve Beshear (D) 471,177 60.9% Ron Snyder (R) 302,951 39.1% 0 0.0% 774,128
1979 AGR 34% Alben Barkley II (D) 475,315 61.9% Ron Gray (R) 292,718 38.1% 0 0.0% 768,033
1979 AUD 34% James Graham (D) 442,623 57.4% Mary Louise Foust (R) 328,803 42.6% 0 0.0% 771,426
1979 LG 38% Martha Collins (D) 543,176 63.2% Harold Rogers (R) 316,718 36.8% 0 0.0% 859,894
1979 SOS 34% Frances Jones Mills (D) 477,116 61.8% Rowe Harper (R) 294,527 38.2% 0 0.0% 771,643
1979 TRE 33% Drex Davis (D) 448,823 59.3% James Wilhite (R) 307,574 40.7% 0 0.0% 756,397
1975 AG 29% Robert Stephens (D) 404,130 64.2% Lester Burns (R) 224,979 35.8% 0 0.0% 629,109
1975 AGR 29% Tom Harris (D) 377,177 60.9% Bob Miller (R) 242,508 39.1% 0 0.0% 619,685
1975 AUD 29% George Atkins (D) 389,916 62.7% Dick Combs (R) 231,669 37.3% 0 0.0% 621,585
1975 LG 36% Thelma Stovall (D) 430,011 54.6% Shirley Palmer-Ball (R) 357,744 45.4% 0 0.0% 787,755
1975 SOS 29% Drex Davis (D) 385,208 60.5% Huda Jones (R) 251,775 39.5% 0 0.0% 636,983
1975 TRE 29% Frances Jones Mills (D) 389,009 61.9% Larry Perkins (R) 239,875 38.1% 0 0.0% 628,884
1967 LG 43% Wendell Ford (D) 413,837 50.8% Thomas Ratliff (R) 400,185 49.2% 0 0.0% 814,022
1963 LG 46% Harry Waterfield (D) 443,068 52.4% Bernis Lawrence (R) 402,189 47.6% 0 0.0% 845,257
*: incumbent               +: ran on additional party lines
Type: AG: Attorney General; AGR: Commissioner of Agriculture; AUD: Auditor; LG: Lt. Governor; SOS: Secretary of State; TRE: Treasurer
italics: special election

Voter Registration Data for Kentucky

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YearTotalRepublicanDemocratOtherR/D EdgeR/D Edge %VAPOP %
2023 3,484,827 1,602,958 46.0% 1,527,115 43.8% 354,754 10.2% Rep +75,843 Rep +2.2% 100%
2022 3,590,227 1,629,364 45.4% 1,607,218 44.8% 353,645 9.9% Rep +22,146 Rep +0.6% 103%
2020 3,565,426 1,568,690 44.0% 1,672,380 46.9% 324,356 9.1% Dem +103,690 Dem +2.9% 102%
2018 3,402,903 1,419,284 41.7% 1,688,207 49.6% 295,412 8.7% Dem +268,923 Dem +7.9% 98%
2016 3,306,118 1,338,054 40.5% 1,693,778 51.2% 274,286 8.3% Dem +355,724 Dem +10.8% 97%
2014 3,147,157 1,219,002 38.7% 1,682,517 53.5% 245,638 7.8% Dem +463,515 Dem +14.7% 93%
2012 3,037,153 1,151,331 37.9% 1,665,853 54.8% 219,969 7.2% Dem +514,522 Dem +16.9% 91%
2010 2,885,775 1,067,537 37.0% 1,624,361 56.3% 193,877 6.7% Dem +556,824 Dem +19.3% 87%
2008 2,906,809 1,053,871 36.3% 1,662,093 57.2% 190,845 6.6% Dem +608,222 Dem +20.9% 89%
2006 2,766,288 1,011,186 36.6% 1,578,273 57.1% 176,829 6.4% Dem +567,087 Dem +20.5% 86%
2004 2,794,196 996,563 35.7% 1,615,360 57.8% 182,273 6.5% Dem +618,797 Dem +22.1% 89%
2002 2,649,084 908,031 34.3% 1,571,541 59.3% 169,512 6.4% Dem +663,510 Dem +25.0% 85%
2000 2,569,168 853,952 33.2% 1,543,962 60.1% 171,254 6.7% Dem +690,010 Dem +26.9% 84%
1998 2,549,344 816,550 32.0% 1,548,082 60.7% 184,712 7.2% Dem +731,532 Dem +28.7% 85%
1994 2,131,852 644,409 30.2% 1,398,854 65.6% 88,589 4.2% Dem +754,445 Dem +35.4% 75%
1986 1,997,899 572,767 28.7% 1,360,728 68.1% 64,404 3.2% Dem +787,961 Dem +39.4% 75%
VAPOP% is the estimated percentage of voting age population that is registered.
Registration data may include "inactive" voters.   Data for each year pertains to the November elections.

Partisan Legislative Composition for Kentucky

YearU.S. House
RepDemOther
2022 5 1 0
2020 5 1 0
2018 5 1 0
2016 5 1 0
2014 5 1 0
2012 5 1 0
2010 4 2 0
2008 4 2 0
2006 4 2 0
2004 5 1 0
2002 5 1 0
2000 5 1 0
1998 5 1 0
1996 5 1 0
1994 4 2 0
1992 2 4 0
1990 3 4 0
1988 3 4 0
1986 3 4 0
1984 3 4 0
1982 3 4 0
1980 3 4 0
1978 3 4 0
1976 2 5 0
1974 2 5 0
1972 2 5 0
1970 2 5 0
1968 3 4 0
1966 3 4 0
1964 1 6 0
1962 2 5 0
1960 1 7 0
1958 1 7 0
1956 2 6 0
1954 2 6 0
1952 2 6 0
1950 2 7 0
1948 2 7 0
1946 3 6 0
1944 1 8 0
1942 1 8 0
1940 1 8 0
1938 1 8 0
1936 1 8 0
YearState Senate
RepDemOther
2022 31 7 0
2020 30 8 0
2018 [1] 28 10 0
2016 27 11 0
2014 26 12 0
2012 23 14 1
2010 22 15 1
2008 [2] 22 15 1
2006 21 16 1
2004 [3] 23 15 0
2002 21 17 0
2000 20 18 0
1998 [4] 18 20 0
1996 [5] 18 20 0
1994 17 21 0
1992 14 24 0
1990 11 27 0
1988 9 29 0
1986 9 29 0
1984 10 28 0
1983 10 28 0
1981 9 29 0
1979 8 30 0
1977 8 30 0
1975 8 30 0
1973 9 29 0
1971 11 27 0
1969 14 24 0
1967 14 24 0
1965 12 26 0
1963 13 25 0
1961 9 29 0
1959 8 30 0
1957 9 29 0
1955 8 30 0
1953 9 29 0
1951 10 28 0
1949 9 29 0
1947 9 29 0
1945 17 21 0
1943 15 23 0
1941 9 29 0
1939 9 29 0
1937 10 28 0
YearState House
RepDemOther
2022 [6] 80 20 0
2020 75 25 0
2018 61 39 0
2016 [7] 64 36 0
2014 [8] 46 54 0
2012 [9] 45 55 0
2010 [10] 42 58 0
2008 35 65 0
2006 [11] 39 61 0
2004 43 57 0
2002 35 65 0
2000 36 64 0
1998 34 66 0
1996 36 64 0
1994 36 64 0
1992 29 71 0
1990 32 68 0
1988 29 71 0
1986 27 73 0
1984 [12] 26 74 0
1983 24 76 0
1981 24 76 0
1979 25 75 0
1977 22 78 0
1975 21 79 0
1973 20 80 0
1971 27 73 0
1969 29 71 0
1967 41 59 0
1965 36 64 0
1963 37 63 0
1961 26 74 0
1959 20 80 0
1957 25 75 0
1955 23 77 0
1953 21 79 0
1951 27 73 0
1949 24 76 0
1947 25 75 0
1945 31 69 0
1943 43 57 0
1941 25 75 0
1939 27 73 0
1937 24 76 0
The partisan breakdowns shown are ones which took effect following the general elections in the specified year.

[1] A special election flipped one seat from Democratic to Republican (29 R, 9 D). Later, A special election flipped one seat from Republican to Democratic (28 R, 10 D).
[2] A Democrat filled the vacancy left by Brett Guthrie when he became a Congressman (21 R, 16 D, 1 I). A Democrat filled the vacancy left by Charlie Borders when he was appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission by Governor Beshear (20 R, 17 D, 1 I).
[3] A Republican who won a Senate seat was denied the ability to take her seat over residency issues by court order; Senator Bob Leeper switched from being a Republican to an Independent, but continued to caucus with the GOP (21 R, 15 D, 1 I, 1 vac). After the Republican with residency issues resigned her seat, a Democrat filled the vacancy left by her in a special election (21 R, 16 D, 1 I).
[4] A coalition of 5 Democrats and 18 Republicans formed to control the chamber. Later, Senators Dan Seum and Bob Leeper switched parties from Democratic to Republican, giving the Republicans outright majority control (20 R, 18 D).
[5] A coalition of 5 Democrats and 18 Republicans formed to control the chamber.
[6] Lamin Swann died on May 14, 2023 (80 R, 19 D).
[7] A special election flipped one seat from Republican to Democratic (63 R, 37 D).
[8] Two Democratic representatives switched parties to Republican in late 2015/early 2016 and Democrats picked up one seat in a set of March 2016 special elections
[9] A special election flipped one seat from Democratic to Republican (46 R, 54 D).
[10] Rep. Wade Hurt switched parties from Republican to Democratic (41 R, 59 D).
[11] Two Republicans, Milward Dedman Jr. and Melvin Henley, switched parties to Democratic (37 R, 63 D).
[12] Pursuant to Constitutional Amendment #2, passed in 1979, election dates for the Kentucky General Assembly were moved to even-numbered years. Only elections for the Kentucky House of Representatives were held in 1984 (having last been held in 1981), and Senators elected in the 1981 and 1983 elections served five-year terms in order to bring the dates of election into symmetry again.

Source for state legislature data and notations: Wikipedia