Simpson County, Kentucky

Simpson County: County in Kentucky, United States


Simpson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,327 and a population density of 28 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 18,635 inhabitants. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created 204 years ago in 1819.

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

Quick Facts about Simpson County

Population : 18,635 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Simpson County
Area : 612 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : John Simpson
Capital : Franklin
Establishment : January 01, 1819
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:17:55 (1st October 2023)
Density : 30 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.02% (2010-2020)
Weather : 59℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Old Simpson County  Kentucky courthouse image
Old Simpson County Kentucky courthouse
Old Simpson County  Kentucky courthouse image


Simpson County is located at 36°44'31"N 86°34'56"W (36.7419400, -86.5823200). It has 4 neighbors: Allen County, Logan County, Warren County and Sumner County.

Simpson County map

The largest city of Simpson County is Franklin with a population of 9,046. . See all Simpson County cities & populated places.

Simpson County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Franklin 9,046 City in and county seat of Simpson County, Kentucky, United States


Simpson County forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Northeast wind around 6 mph. more

Simpson County has 4 neighbours.

  • Franklin


The population of Simpson County increased by 7.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,327 - census
2011 17,302 -0.14% estimation process
2012 17,543 1.37% estimation process
2013 17,681 0.78% estimation process
2014 17,753 0.41% estimation process
2015 17,901 0.83% estimation process
2016 17,992 0.51% estimation process
2017 18,046 0.3% estimation process
2018 18,403 1.94% estimation process
2019 18,572 0.91% estimation process
2020 18,635 0.34% estimation process

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People born in Simpson County (2)

People born in Simpson County, including executed murderer Jereboam Orville Beauchamp, politician and activist Emma Guy Cromwell, .


Other places with the same name (2)

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