Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Muhlenberg County: County in Kentucky, United States


Muhlenberg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,499 and a population density of 25 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 30,457 inhabitants. Its county seat is Greenville. The county was created 223 years ago in 1798.

Quick Facts about Muhlenberg County

Population : 30,457 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1242 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.6%
Land as percent of area : 97.4%
Named for : Peter Muhlenberg
Altitude : 404 feet / 123 meters
Capital : Greenville
Establishment : December 12, 1798
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 03:03:21 (18th August 2022)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.42% (2010-2020)
Muhlenberg County locator map
Location of Muhlenberg County on Kentucky map.
Muhlenberg County Courthouse image
Muhlenberg County Courthouse
Muhlenberg County Courthouse image


Muhlenberg County is located at 37°12'57"N 87°8'31"W (37.2157900, -87.1420400). It has 5 neighbors: Butler County, Logan County, McLean County, Ohio County and Todd County.

Muhlenberg County map

The largest city of Muhlenberg County is Morehead with a population of 7,622. Other cities include, Central City population 5,730, Greenville population 4,153, Powderly population 736 and Drakesboro population 494. See all Muhlenberg County cities & populated places.

Muhlenberg County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Morehead 7,622 County seat in Kentucky
Central City 5,730 City in Nebraska, United States
Greenville 4,153 City in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States
Powderly 736 Human settlement in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States of America
Drakesboro 494 Human settlement in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States of America
Bremen 188 City in Kentucky, United States
South Carrollton 181 Human settlement in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States of America

Muhlenberg County has 5 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Muhlenberg County decreased by 3.42% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 31,499 - census
2011 31,528 0.09% estimation process
2012 31,382 -0.47% estimation process
2013 31,323 -0.19% estimation process
2014 31,302 -0.07% estimation process
2015 31,245 -0.18% estimation process
2016 31,150 -0.3% estimation process
2017 30,925 -0.73% estimation process
2018 30,811 -0.37% estimation process
2019 30,622 -0.62% estimation process
2020 30,457 -0.54% estimation process

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People born in Muhlenberg County (2)

People born in Muhlenberg County, including country/Western singer-songwriter and musician Merle Travis, radio personality Jon Hensley, .


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