State size comparison
North Carolina is about 1.2 times bigger than Kentucky.
Kentucky is approximately 102,896 sq km, while North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, making North Carolina 23% larger than Kentucky. Meanwhile, the population of Kentucky is ~4.3 million people (5.2 million more people live in North Carolina).
This to-scale comparison of Kentucky vs. North Carolina uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.