Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Hopkinsville: City in Christian County, Kentucky, United States


Hopkinsville is a city located in the county of Christian in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 31,577 and a population density of 384 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 30,899 inhabitants.

The city was created 227 years ago in 1795.

Hopkinsville locator map
Location of Hopkinsville on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Hopkinsville

Population : 30,899 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Christian County
Postal code : 42240
Phone Area Codes : 270
Area : 82.16 km2
Altitude : 528 feet / 161 meters
Capital city : Hopkinsville is capital of Christian County
Establishment : January 01, 1796 (227 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 04:39:20 (7th December 2023)
Density : 376 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.19% (2010-2020)
Weather : 30℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Hopkinsville First Presbyterian image
Hopkinsville First Presbyterian
Hopkinsville First Presbyterian image


Hopkinsville is located at 36°51'56"N 87°29'28"W (36.8656100, -87.4911700).

Hopkinsville map


Hopkinsville forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind around 8 mph. more


According to census records, the population of Hopkinsville decreased by 2.19% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 31,577 - census
2011 31,874 0.93% estimation process
2012 32,866 3.02% estimation process
2013 32,313 -1.71% estimation process
2014 32,147 -0.52% estimation process
2015 31,865 -0.88% estimation process
2016 31,332 -1.7% estimation process
2017 30,688 -2.1% estimation process
2018 30,814 0.41% estimation process
2019 30,680 -0.44% estimation process
2020 30,899 0.71% estimation process

Hopkinsville zip code is 42240. County name: Christian, County fips: 21047

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People born in Hopkinsville (65)

People born in Hopkinsville, including author, feminist, and social activist bell hooks, purported clairvoyant healer and psychic Edgar Cayce, politician Austin Peay, .


  • Joseph Ralston (United States general) he was born in 04/11/1943
  • Ed Whitfield (US politician) he was born in 25/05/1943
  • Edward T. Breathitt (politician from the US state of Kentucky (1924-2003)) he was born in 26/11/1924
  • Bird Averitt (American basketball player) he was born in 22/07/1952
  • Charles K. Wheeler (American politician (1863-1933)) he was born in 18/04/1863
  • Todd Rhodes (American musician) he was born in 31/08/1900
  • Greg Buckner (American former professional basketball player, born 1976) he was born in 16/09/1976
  • Chris Whitney (American basketball player) he was born in 05/10/1971
  • John Brim (American Chicago blues guitarist, songwriter and singer) he was born in 10/04/1922
  • John P. Campbell, Jr. (American politician (1820-1888)) he was born in 08/12/1820
  • James W. Hall (American writer) he was born in 04/07/1947
  • Thomas R. Underwood (American politician from Kentucky) he was born in 03/03/1898
  • Vincent Herring (American jazz saxophonist and flautist) he was born in 19/11/1964
  • Isiah Victor (American basketball player) he was born in 06/07/1978
  • Keith Tandy (American football player) he was born in 12/02/1989
  • Sean Daugherty (American basketball player) he was born in 20/11/1975
  • Jack C. Haldeman II (American writer and biologist) he was born in 18/12/1941
  • Artose Pinner (Player of American football) he was born in 05/01/1978

Schools in Hopkinsville

College & universities near Hopkinsville, KY

Code Name City ZIP
156860 Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville (KY) 42240

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Hopkinsville, KY

Code Name Address Type
CRK Clarksville, TN 11 Jefferson Street \r\n BUS
MDV Madisonville, KY 4765 Hanson Road BUS
PAD Paducah, KY 2719 Irvin Cobb Avenue BUS
NVL Nashville, TN 705 5th Avenue South BUS

Post offices near Hopkinsville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hopkinsvill Post Office Hopkinsville (KY) 42240

Other cities in Christian County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Christian County , KY.

City Name Population Title
Oak Grove 7,369 City in Kentucky, United States
Pembroke 890 City in Christian County, Kentucky, United States
Crofton 708 City in Kentucky, USA
LaFayette 161 Human settlement in Christian County, Kentucky, United States of America
Fairview 143 Census designated place in Todd and Christian Counties, Kentucky, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Hopkinsville distances to largest Kentucky cities