Graves County , Kentucky

Graves County: County in Kentucky, United States


Graves County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,121 and a population density of 26 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 36,818 inhabitants. Its county seat is Mayfield. The county was created 198 years ago in 1823.

Graves County Quick Facts

Population : 36,818 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1441 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : Benjamin Franklin Graves
Altitude : 459 feet / 140 meters
Capital : Mayfield
Establishment : January 01, 1824
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 12:43:01 (29th September 2022)
Density : 26 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.82% (2010-2020)
Graves County locator map
Location of Graves County on Kentucky map.
Graves County Courthouse KY image
Graves County Courthouse KY
Graves County Courthouse KY image


Graves County is located at 36°43'23"N 88°39'4"W (36.7231400, -88.6512100). It has 7 neighbors: Calloway County, Carlisle County, Hickman County, Marshall County, McCracken County, Henry County and Weakley County.

Graves County map

The largest city of Graves County is Mayfield with a population of 9,685. Other cities include and Wingo population 621. See all Graves County cities & populated places.

Graves County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Graves County.

City Name Population Title
Mayfield 9,685 3rd-class city in Graves County, Kentucky
Wingo 621 City in Graves County, Kentucky, United States of America

Graves County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Graves County decreased by 0.82% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 37,121 - census
2011 37,613 1.31% estimation process
2012 37,566 -0.13% estimation process
2013 37,406 -0.43% estimation process
2014 37,583 0.47% estimation process
2015 37,248 -0.9% estimation process
2016 37,217 -0.08% estimation process
2017 37,190 -0.07% estimation process
2018 37,319 0.35% estimation process
2019 37,266 -0.14% estimation process
2020 36,818 -1.22% estimation process

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People born in Graves County (1)

American artist Helen LaFrance was born in Graves County

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