Perry County, Kentucky

Perry County: County in Kentucky, United States


Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,712 and a population density of 32 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 25,456 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hazard. The county was created 201 years ago in 1820.

Quick Facts about Perry County

Population : 25,456 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Perry County, Perry County, Perry County, Perry County, Perry County, Perry County, Perry County, Perry County, Perry County
Area : 887 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : Oliver Hazard Perry
Capital : Hazard
Establishment : November 11, 1820
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 21:24:21 (9th August 2022)
Density : 29 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -12.79% (2010-2020)
Perry County locator map
Location of Perry County on Kentucky map.
Perry County Courthouse  Hazard image
Perry County Courthouse Hazard
Perry County Courthouse  Hazard image


Perry County is located at 37°14'39"N 83°13'17"W (37.2442900, -83.2214800). It has 7 neighbors: Breathitt County, Clay County, Harlan County, Knott County, Leslie County, Letcher County and Owsley County.

Perry County map

The largest city of Perry County is Hazard with a population of 4,785. Other cities include, Vicco population 295 and Buckhorn population 129. See all Perry County cities & populated places.

Perry County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Hazard 4,785 City in Perry County, Kentucky, in the United States
Vicco 295 Human settlement in Perry County, Kentucky, United States of America
Buckhorn 129 City in Kentucky, United States

Perry County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Perry County decreased by 12.79% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 28,712 - census
2011 28,698 -0.05% estimation process
2012 28,295 -1.42% estimation process
2013 27,982 -1.12% estimation process
2014 27,554 -1.55% estimation process
2015 27,373 -0.66% estimation process
2016 27,197 -0.65% estimation process
2017 26,586 -2.3% estimation process
2018 26,208 -1.44% estimation process
2019 25,758 -1.75% estimation process
2020 25,456 -1.19% estimation process

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People born in Perry County (1)

politician Josiah Henry Combs was born in Perry County

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