FHWA Urbanized Areas

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is required to designate Federal-Aid Urban Areas (FAUA) after every decennial census for every city in Kentucky with a population of 5,000 or more.  This includes all of the area within the urban boundary set by the Census Bureau for each area with a population of 50,000 or more or within the Census Designated Place boundary for each area with population between 5,000 and 50,000.  Federal transportation legislation allows KYTC to adjust the boundaries outward from the census boundaries to more closely reflect transportation impacts in those areas.  The FAUA boundaries affect Highway Functional Classification, HPMS reporting, distribution of STP Funds within the state, the STP apportionment formula and control of outdoor advertising.

Summary of Methodology

Approval Letters

Urban Area Maps