Frankfort , Franklin County, Kentucky

County seat city in Franklin County, Kentucky, USA and Kentucky federated state capital city

Frankfort, KY locator map
Location of Frankfort, KY on Kentucky map.


Frankfort is a city located in the county of Franklin in the U.S. state of Kentucky. In the 2010 census it had a population of 25,527 inhabitants and a population density of 654 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 27,755 inhabitants.

The city was created 235 years ago in 1785.

Frankfort has a total area of 15.07 square miles (39.03 km2).

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Frankfort, KY Quick Facts

Population : 27,755 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky
County : Franklin County
Phone Area Codes : 502
Area : 39.03 km2
Altitude : 509 feet / 155 meters
Capital city : Frankfort is capital of Kentucky
Establishment : January 01, 1786 (235 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 06:58:18 (16th April 2021)
Zip Code : 40601
Density : 711 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 8.03% (2010-2019)
Weather : 63℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather

Year Population Method
2010 25,527 census
2011 27,359 estimation process
2012 27,309 estimation process
2013 27,261 estimation process
2014 27,411 estimation process
2015 27,583 estimation process
2016 27,641 estimation process
2017 27,660 estimation process
2018 27,719 estimation process
2019 27,755 estimation process

The population of Frankfort increased by 8.03% in 9 years.

Frankfort, KY zip code is 40601. County name: Franklin, County fips: 21073

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Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Frankfort, KY

Code Name Address Type
LVL Louisville, Kentucky 720 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. BUS
CIN Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Ave. RAIL
CIG Cincinnati, OH 1005 Gilbert Avenue BUS
MAY Maysville West Front St & Rosemary Clooney St RAIL

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Frankfort, KY distances to biggest Kentucky cities

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