Bracken County , Kentucky

Bracken County: County in Kentucky, United States

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Location of Bracken County on Kentucky map.


Bracken County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,488 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 8,303 inhabitants. Its county seat is Brooksville. The county was created 224 years ago in 1796.


Bracken County is located at 38°41'20"N 84°5'25"W (38.6888100, -84.0901900). It has 5 neighbors: Harrison County, Mason County, Robertson County, Brown County and Clermont County.

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Bracken county kentucky courthouse

The largest city of Bracken County is Augusta with a population of 1,148. Other cities include, Brooksville population 631 and Germantown population 149. See all Bracken County cities & populated places.


Bracken County forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more

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Bracken County map

Bracken County Quick Facts

Population : 8,303 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 541 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.6%
Land as percent of area : 98.4%
Named for : William Bracken
Altitude : 856 feet / 261 meters
Capital : Brooksville
Establishment : December 12, 1796
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 10:22:37 (30th July 2021)
Density : 15 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -2.23% (2010-2019)
Weather : 84℉ Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Sunny 7-days weather

Bracken County has 5 neighbours.

  • Brooksville


According to census records, the population of Bracken County decreased by 2.23% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,488 - census
2011 8,510 0.26% estimation process
2012 8,462 -0.57% estimation process
2013 8,423 -0.46% estimation process
2014 8,359 -0.77% estimation process
2015 8,290 -0.83% estimation process
2016 8,368 0.93% estimation process
2017 8,285 -1% estimation process
2018 8,278 -0.08% estimation process
2019 8,303 0.3% estimation process

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People born in Bracken County (6)

People born in Bracken County, including Governor of Missouri Thomas Reynolds, politician John Marshall Robsion, politician Jefferson Hunt, you can see a list of people who born in Bracken County.

  • John Gregg Fee (American abolitionist)
  • Joshua Taylor Bradford (American surgeon and gynecologist)
  • Sylvester Pattie (pioneer)

Bracken County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bracken County.

City Name Population Title
Augusta 1,148 City in Kentucky, United States
Brooksville 631 City in Bracken County, Kentucky, United States of America
Germantown 149 City in Kentucky, United States

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Kentucky 4,467,673 State of the United States of America
Jefferson County 766,757 County in Alabama, United States
Louisville 760,026 County seat of Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Fayette County 323,152 County in West Virginia, United States
Lexington-Fayette 314,488 Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States
Meads 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Ironville 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Lexington 225,366 City in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Kenton County 166,998 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 133,581 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 132,896 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 110,958 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,511 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 93,584 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Madison County 92,987 County in Kentucky, United States
Bullitt County 81,676 County in Kentucky, United States

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