Madison County, Kentucky

Madison County: County in Kentucky, United States


Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 82,916 and a population density of 72 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 94,265 inhabitants. Its county seat is Richmond. The county was created 238 years ago in 1785.

Madison County locator map
Location of Madison County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Madison County

Population : 94,265 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison Parish, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County, Madison County
Twitter username : madisoncountyky
Area : 1148 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : James Madison
Capital : Richmond
Establishment : August 08, 1785
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 22:02:52 (13th April 2024)
Density : 82 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.04% (2010-2020)
Madison County  Kentucky courthouse image
Madison County Kentucky courthouse
Madison County  Kentucky courthouse image


Madison County is located at 37°43'13"N 84°16'41"W (37.7201800, -84.2780000). It has 6 neighbors: Clark County, Estill County, Garrard County, Jackson County, Jessamine County and Rockcastle County.

Madison County map

The largest city of Madison County is Richmond with a population of 36,800. Other cities include, Berea population 16,287 and Arlington population 296. See all Madison County cities & populated places.

Madison County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Madison County.

City Name Population Title
Richmond 36,800 City in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States
Berea 16,287 City in Kentucky
Arlington 296 Arlington is a city in Madison County, Kentucky

Madison County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Madison County increased by 12.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 82,916 - census
2011 84,775 2.19% estimation process
2012 85,394 0.72% estimation process
2013 85,934 0.63% estimation process
2014 87,080 1.32% estimation process
2015 88,212 1.28% estimation process
2016 89,532 1.47% estimation process
2017 91,170 1.8% estimation process
2018 92,107 1.02% estimation process
2019 92,987 0.95% estimation process
2020 94,265 1.36% estimation process

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People born in Madison County (22)

People born in Madison County, including frontiersman and Union Army general Kit Carson, planter, politician and ambassador to Russia Cassius M. Clay, politician William Joel Stone, .


  • William H. Randall (American politician (1812-1881)) he was born in 15/07/1812
  • Hancock Lee Jackson (American politician (1796-1876)) he was born in 12/05/1796
  • James Carson (American Old Time and country musician) he was born in 10/02/1918
  • John Bullock Clark (American politician (1802-1885)) he was born in 17/04/1802
  • Philip Triplett (American politician) he was born in 24/12/1799
  • Samuel J. Gholson (Confederate Army general, judge, lawyer and politician) he was born in 19/05/1808
  • Isaac R. Moores (American politician) he was born in 23/03/1796
  • Lewis Clarke (Slave narrative writer) he was born in 01/01/1812
  • Odon Guitar (Union Army general) he was born in 31/08/1825
  • Simon W. Tudor (American businessman)
  • Thomas W. Stivers (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 15/07/1850
  • Willie Kavanaugh Hocker (designer of the Flag of Arkansas) she was born in 21/07/1862
  • Brutus J. Clay II (American diplomat) he was born in 20/02/1847
  • John Turner (American fur trapper and guide) he was born in 01/01/1807
  • William L. Hawkins (African American artist) he was born in 27/07/1895
  • Matthew Campbell (Baptist Preacher in Richmond, Kentucky) he was born in 01/09/1823
  • Una B. Herrick (American educator, the first Dean of Women at Montana State College) she was born in 24/08/1863
  • Ruth H. Alexander she was born in 17/04/1938

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