Frankfort Franklin County, Kentucky

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

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Location of Frankfort on Kentucky map.


Frankfort is a city located in the county of Franklin in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 25,527 and a population density of 654 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 27,715 inhabitants.

The city was created 235 years ago in 1785.

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KY State Capitol
KY State Capitol image


Frankfort is located at 38°12'3"N 84°52'24"W (38.2009100, -84.8732800).

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Frankfort Quick Facts

Population : 27,715 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Franklin County
Phone Area Codes : 502
Area : 39.03 km2
Altitude : 509 feet / 155 meters
Capital city : Frankfort is capital of Kentucky, Franklin County
Establishment : January 01, 1786 (235 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 04:45:21 (28th October 2021)
Postal code : 40601
Density : 710 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.89% (2010-2020)


The population of Frankfort increased by 7.89% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 25,527 - census
2011 27,359 6.7% estimation process
2012 27,309 -0.18% estimation process
2013 27,261 -0.18% estimation process
2014 27,411 0.55% estimation process
2015 27,583 0.62% estimation process
2016 27,641 0.21% estimation process
2017 27,660 0.07% estimation process
2018 27,719 0.21% estimation process
2019 27,755 0.13% estimation process
2020 27,715 -0.14% estimation process

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

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People born in Frankfort (56)

People born in Frankfort, including actor and singer Will Chase, lawyer and army officer Daniel Weisiger Adams, U.S. politician George Graham Vest, you can see a list of people who born in Frankfort.

Schools in Frankfort

College & universities near Frankfort, KY

Code Name City ZIP
157058 Kentucky State University Frankfort (KY) 40601-2355

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

Post offices near Frankfort

Post Office Name City ZIP
Frankfor Post Office Frankfort (KY) 40601

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Distance to Other Cities

Frankfort distances to largest Kentucky cities