Cumberland County, Kentucky

Cumberland County: County in Kentucky, United States


Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,856 and a population density of 9 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 6,523 inhabitants. Its county seat is Burkesville. The county was created 227 years ago in 1796.

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

Quick Facts about Cumberland County

Population : 6,523 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Cumberland County, Cumberland County, Cumberland County, Cumberland County, Cumberland County, Cumberland County, Cumberland County
Postal code : 42129, 42167, 42717, 42731
Area : 805 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.8%
Land as percent of area : 98.2%
Named for : Cumberland River
Capital : Burkesville
Establishment : December 12, 1796
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 12:31:25 (1st March 2024)
Density : 8 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.11% (2010-2020)
Cumberland County Kentucky courthouse image
Cumberland County Kentucky courthouse
Cumberland County Kentucky courthouse image


Cumberland County is located at 36°47'12"N 85°23'18"W (36.7865300, -85.3884500). It has 6 neighbors: Adair County, Clinton County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Russell County and Clay County.

Cumberland County map

The largest city of Cumberland County is Burkesville with a population of 1,437. . See all Cumberland County cities & populated places.

Cumberland County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Burkesville 1,437 City in Cumberland County, Kentucky, United States of America

Cumberland County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Cumberland County decreased by 5.11% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,856 - census
2011 6,870 0.2% estimation process
2012 6,855 -0.22% estimation process
2013 6,790 -0.96% estimation process
2014 6,722 -1.01% estimation process
2015 6,737 0.22% estimation process
2016 6,731 -0.09% estimation process
2017 6,710 -0.31% estimation process
2018 6,693 -0.25% estimation process
2019 6,614 -1.19% estimation process
2020 6,523 -1.4% estimation process

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People born in Cumberland County (9)

People born in Cumberland County, including Christian minister William M. Branham, politician Edwin L. Norris, Governor of Kentucky Thomas E. Bramlette, .


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  • Icarus (mutant superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics)
  • Husk (Mutant from the Marvel Universe)
  • Aero (Marvel Comics character)
  • Jebediah Guthrie
  • Rebecca Merritt Austin (American botanist and plant collector (1832–1919)) she was born in 10/03/1832

Other places with the same name (8)

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