McCreary County , Kentucky

McCreary County: County in Kentucky, United States

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


McCreary County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,306 and a population density of 16 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 17,231 inhabitants. Its county seat is Whitley City. The county was created 109 years ago in 1912.


McCreary County is located at 36°44'14"N 84°29'3"W (36.7371400, -84.4841700). It has 6 neighbors: Campbell County, Laurel County, Pulaski County, Wayne County, Whitley County and Scott County.

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McCreary County Kentucky courthouse

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McCreary County Kentucky courthouse image

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McCreary County Quick Facts

Population : 17,231 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1115 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : James B. McCreary
Altitude : 1,220 feet / 372 meters
Capital : Whitley City
Establishment : March 03, 1912
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 08:25:38 (25th June 2021)
Density : 15 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -6.24% (2010-2019)

McCreary County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of McCreary County decreased by 6.24% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,306 - census
2011 18,283 -0.13% estimation process
2012 18,051 -1.29% estimation process
2013 17,925 -0.7% estimation process
2014 17,922 -0.02% estimation process
2015 17,883 -0.22% estimation process
2016 17,548 -1.91% estimation process
2017 17,372 -1.01% estimation process
2018 17,290 -0.47% estimation process
2019 17,231 -0.34% estimation process

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People born in McCreary County (1)

Miss December 2017 Allie Leggett was born in McCreary County

McCreary County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title

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