Lawrence County, Kentucky

Lawrence County: County in Kentucky, United States


Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,860 and a population density of 15 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 15,436 inhabitants. Its county seat is Louisa. The county was created 201 years ago in 1821.

Located in the state of Kentucky, this is a place where you can see the stars and feel at home. With a population of just under 16,000 people, it's a great place to live and work. But if you don't want to work here, there are plenty of places that will hire you—Lawrence County is home to Patagonia and Adidas; two huge employers in their respective industries.

If you're looking for a place where you can get away from it all but still be close enough to the big city when you want it, then this might be the perfect spot for you. With Louisa as its county seat, this area offers all kinds of entertainment options—from museums and art galleries to restaurants and nightlife hotspots.

The best way to get around Lawrence County? A car! There are plenty of options for renting one or buying one if that's more your style. The best part about living here? It's not too far from Louisville or Lexington—two cities that boast world-class shopping malls, theaters and restaurants.

Quick Facts about Lawrence County

Population : 15,436 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County
Area : 1088 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : James Lawrence
Capital : Louisa
Establishment : December 12, 1821
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:31:37 (28th May 2023)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.75% (2010-2020)
Lawrence County locator map
Location of Lawrence County on Kentucky map.
Lawrence County Courthouse in Louisa from south image
Lawrence County Courthouse in Louisa from south
Lawrence County Courthouse in Louisa from south image


Lawrence County is located at 38°4'4"N 82°44'5"W (38.0678800, -82.7347500). It has 7 neighbors: Boyd County, Carter County, Elliott County, Johnson County, Martin County, Morgan County and Wayne County.

Lawrence County map

The largest city of Lawrence County is Louisa with a population of 2,325. Other cities include and Blaine population 44. See all Lawrence County cities & populated places.

Lawrence County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Louisa 2,325 City in Lawrence County, Kentucky, USA
Blaine 44 City in Kentucky, USA

Lawrence County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Lawrence County decreased by 2.75% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,860 - census
2011 15,941 0.51% estimation process
2012 15,891 -0.31% estimation process
2013 15,901 0.06% estimation process
2014 15,878 -0.14% estimation process
2015 15,861 -0.11% estimation process
2016 15,839 -0.14% estimation process
2017 15,756 -0.53% estimation process
2018 15,583 -1.11% estimation process
2019 15,317 -1.74% estimation process
2020 15,436 0.77% estimation process

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People born in Lawrence County (4)

People born in Lawrence County, including politician and Supreme Court justice Fred M. Vinson, singer Ricky Skaggs, politician Reuben S. Strahan, .


  • Tyler Childers (American country musician) he was born in 21/06/1991

Other places with the same name (11)

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Jefferson County 767,452 County in Alabama, United States
Louisville 760,026 County seat of Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Fayette County 324,735 County in West Virginia, United States
Lexington-Fayette 314,488 Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States
Meads 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Ironville 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Lexington 225,366 City in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Kenton County 167,949 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 135,396 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 134,510 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 111,309 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,978 County in Kentucky, United States
Madison County 94,265 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 94,020 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Bullitt County 82,182 County in Kentucky, United States
Christian County 71,478 County in Missouri, United States