Estill County, Kentucky

Estill County: County in Kentucky, United States


Estill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,672 and a population density of 22 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 14,109 inhabitants. Its county seat is Irvine. The county was created 216 years ago in 1808.

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

Quick Facts about Estill County

Population : 14,109 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 662 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : James Estill
Altitude : 974 feet / 297 meters
Capital : Irvine
Establishment : January 01, 1808
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 23:59:47 (29th February 2024)
Density : 21 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.99% (2010-2020)
Estill County  Kentucky courthouse image
Estill County Kentucky courthouse
Estill County  Kentucky courthouse image


Estill County is located at 37°41'33"N 83°57'52"W (37.6924800, -83.9643300). It has 4 neighbors: Clark County, Jackson County, Lee County and Madison County.

Estill County map

The largest city of Estill County is Irvine with a population of 2,289. Other cities include and Ravenna population 557. See all Estill County cities & populated places.

Estill County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Irvine 2,289 City in Kentucky, United States
Ravenna 557 Human settlement in Estill County, Kentucky, United States of America

Estill County has 4 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Estill County decreased by 3.99% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 14,672 - census
2011 14,654 -0.12% estimation process
2012 14,503 -1.04% estimation process
2013 14,482 -0.15% estimation process
2014 14,441 -0.28% estimation process
2015 14,373 -0.47% estimation process
2016 14,315 -0.41% estimation process
2017 14,178 -0.97% estimation process
2018 14,150 -0.2% estimation process
2019 14,106 -0.31% estimation process
2020 14,109 0.02% estimation process

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People born in Estill County (1)

Associate Professor Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University Albert B. Crowe was born in Estill County

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