McCracken County, Kentucky

McCracken County: County in Kentucky, United States


McCracken County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,565 and a population density of 94 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 65,644 inhabitants. Its county seat is Paducah. The county was created 199 years ago in 1824.

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

Quick Facts about McCracken County

Population : 65,644 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 694 km2
Water as percent of area : 7.2%
Land as percent of area : 92.8%
Named for : Virgil McCracken
Altitude : 443 feet / 135 meters
Capital : Paducah
Establishment : December 12, 1824
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 07:02:39 (22nd June 2024)
Density : 95 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.12% (2010-2020)
McCracken County Courthouse KY image
McCracken County Courthouse KY
McCracken County Courthouse KY image


McCracken County is located at 37°3'15"N 88°42'46"W (37.0540800, -88.7127200). It has 7 neighbors: Massac County, Pulaski County, Ballard County, Carlisle County, Graves County, Livingston County and Marshall County.

McCracken County map

The largest city of McCracken County is Paducah with a population of 24,883. . See all McCracken County cities & populated places.

McCracken County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Paducah 24,883 City in McCracken County, Kentucky, United States
Hendron 4,687 Census designated place
Reidland 4,491 Census-designated place in McCracken County, Kentucky
Massac 29 Census-designated place in McCracken County, Kentucky

McCracken County has 7 neighbours.

  • Paducah


The population of McCracken County increased by 0.12% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 65,565 - census
2011 65,794 0.35% estimation process
2012 65,584 -0.32% estimation process
2013 65,337 -0.38% estimation process
2014 65,318 -0.03% estimation process
2015 64,948 -0.57% estimation process
2016 65,304 0.55% estimation process
2017 65,364 0.09% estimation process
2018 65,307 -0.09% estimation process
2019 65,418 0.17% estimation process
2020 65,644 0.34% estimation process

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People born in McCracken County (1)

American politician from Kentucky Michael Adams was born in McCracken County

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