Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Breckinridge County: County in Kentucky, United States


Breckinridge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,059 and a population density of 13 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 20,537 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hardinsburg. The county was created 223 years ago in 1799.

Quick Facts about Breckinridge County

Population : 20,537 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1517 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.2%
Land as percent of area : 96.8%
Named for : John Breckinridge
Altitude : 591 feet / 180 meters
Capital : Hardinsburg
Establishment : December 12, 1799
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 11:17:13 (30th January 2023)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.33% (2010-2020)
Breckinridge County locator map
Location of Breckinridge County on Kentucky map.
Breckinridge County  Kentucky courthouse image
Breckinridge County Kentucky courthouse
Breckinridge County  Kentucky courthouse image


Breckinridge County is located at 37°46'24"N 86°25'45"W (37.7732700, -86.4292800). It has 4 neighbors: Perry County, Grayson County, Hancock County and Ohio County.

Breckinridge County map

The largest city of Breckinridge County is Hardinsburg with a population of 2,345. Other cities include, Irvington population 1,192, Cloverport population 1,151 and Fairfield population 113. See all Breckinridge County cities & populated places.

Breckinridge County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Hardinsburg 2,345 County seat of Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States
Irvington 1,192 City in Kentucky, USA
Cloverport 1,151 City in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States
Fairfield 113 City in Kentucky, United States

Breckinridge County has 4 neighbours.


The population of Breckinridge County increased by 2.33% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,059 - census
2011 20,272 1.05% estimation process
2012 20,074 -0.99% estimation process
2013 20,042 -0.16% estimation process
2014 19,883 -0.8% estimation process
2015 19,979 0.48% estimation process
2016 19,982 0.02% estimation process
2017 20,131 0.74% estimation process
2018 20,309 0.88% estimation process
2019 20,477 0.82% estimation process
2020 20,537 0.29% estimation process

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People born in Breckinridge County (4)

People born in Breckinridge County, including Union Army general Joseph Holt, politician Philip Leget Edwards, politician Denver Butler, .


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