Caldwell County, Kentucky

Caldwell County: County in Kentucky, United States


Caldwell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,984 and a population density of 14 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 12,687 inhabitants. Its county seat is Princeton. The county was created 215 years ago in 1809.

Caldwell County locator map
Location of Caldwell County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Caldwell County

Population : 12,687 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Caldwell County, Caldwell County, Caldwell Parish, Caldwell County
Area : 902 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : John Caldwell
Capital : Princeton
Establishment : January 01, 1809
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:21:37 (24th May 2024)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.34% (2010-2020)
Caldwell County Courthouse KY-retouched image
Caldwell County Courthouse KY-retouched
Caldwell County Courthouse KY-retouched image


Caldwell County is located at 37°8'43"N 87°52'4"W (37.1453300, -87.8679100). It has 4 neighbors: Crittenden County, Lyon County, Trigg County and Webster County.

Caldwell County map

The largest city of Caldwell County is Princeton with a population of 6,063. Other cities include, Midway population 1,915 and Fredonia population 392. See all Caldwell County cities & populated places.

Caldwell County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Caldwell County.

City Name Population Title
Princeton 6,063 City in Caldwell County, Kentucky, United States
Midway 1,915 Human settlement in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States of America
Fredonia 392 City in Kentucky, United States

Caldwell County has 4 neighbours.

  • Princeton


According to census records, the population of Caldwell County decreased by 2.34% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,984 - census
2011 13,027 0.33% estimation process
2012 12,992 -0.27% estimation process
2013 12,887 -0.81% estimation process
2014 12,848 -0.3% estimation process
2015 12,748 -0.78% estimation process
2016 12,634 -0.9% estimation process
2017 12,666 0.25% estimation process
2018 12,716 0.39% estimation process
2019 12,747 0.24% estimation process
2020 12,687 -0.47% estimation process

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People born in Caldwell County (7)

People born in Caldwell County, including politician Samuel B. Cooper, politician Willis Benson Machen, brigadier general in the Arkansas State Troops during the Civil War Nicholas Bartlett Pearce, .


  • Upton Hays (Confederate Army officer) he was born in 29/03/1832
  • Marvin Gray (US criminal) he was born in 07/08/1954
  • Joe Cunningham (American politician) he was born in 26/05/1982
  • David Amoss (American vigilante leader) he was born in 19/10/1857

Other places with the same name (4)

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