Nicholas County, Kentucky

Nicholas County: County in Kentucky, United States


Nicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,135 and a population density of 14 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 7,234 inhabitants. Its county seat is Carlisle. The county was created 224 years ago in 1799.

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

Quick Facts about Nicholas County

Population : 7,234 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Nicholas County
Area : 510 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : George Nicholas
Capital : Carlisle
Establishment : December 12, 1799
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 17:34:41 (23rd February 2024)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.37% (2010-2020)
Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse image
Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse
Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse image


Nicholas County is located at 38°20'8"N 84°0'55"W (38.3356000, -84.0153300). It has 4 neighbors: Fleming County, Harrison County, Montgomery County and Robertson County.

Nicholas County map

The largest city of Nicholas County is Carlisle with a population of 2,059. . See all Nicholas County cities & populated places.

Nicholas County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Carlisle 2,059 County seat in Kentucky

Nicholas County has 4 neighbours.


The population of Nicholas County increased by 1.37% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 7,135 - census
2011 7,088 -0.66% estimation process
2012 7,008 -1.14% estimation process
2013 7,008 0% estimation process
2014 7,050 0.6% estimation process
2015 7,059 0.13% estimation process
2016 7,083 0.34% estimation process
2017 7,160 1.08% estimation process
2018 7,195 0.49% estimation process
2019 7,269 1.02% estimation process
2020 7,234 -0.48% estimation process

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People born in Nicholas County (6)

People born in Nicholas County, including Architect and Union Army general Barton S. Alexander, politician Joseph Drake, Builder of the Barlow Road, owner, and operator of a segment of the Oregon Trail; Justice of the Peace Sam Barlow, .


  • Thomas A. Morris (Union United States Army general) he was born in 26/12/1811
  • Archibald A. Glenn (American politician) he was born in 30/01/1819
  • James Newton Baskett (American ornithologist and author) he was born in 01/11/1849

Other places with the same name (2)

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