Spencer County , Kentucky

Spencer County: County in Kentucky, United States

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


Spencer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,061 and a population density of 34 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 19,585 inhabitants. Its county seat is Taylorsville. The county was created 197 years ago in 1824.

Spencer County Courthouse  Taylorsville image
Spencer County Courthouse Taylorsville
Spencer County Courthouse  Taylorsville image


Spencer County is located at 38°1'57"N 85°19'40"W (38.0325100, -85.3278500). It has 3 neighbors: Anderson County, Bullitt County and Shelby County.

Spencer County map

The largest city of Spencer County is Taylorsville with a population of 1,321. . See all Spencer County cities & populated places.

Spencer County Quick Facts

Population : 19,585 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Spencer County
Area : 497 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.6%
Land as percent of area : 97.4%
Named for : Spier Spencer
Capital : Taylorsville
Establishment : January 01, 1824
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 04:09:14 (25th October 2021)
Density : 39 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.89% (2010-2020)

Spencer County has 3 neighbours.

  • Taylorsville


The population of Spencer County increased by 12.89% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,061 - census
2011 17,466 2.32% estimation process
2012 17,518 0.3% estimation process
2013 17,678 0.91% estimation process
2014 17,813 0.76% estimation process
2015 18,072 1.43% estimation process
2016 18,336 1.44% estimation process
2017 18,619 1.52% estimation process
2018 19,021 2.11% estimation process
2019 19,351 1.71% estimation process
2020 19,585 1.19% estimation process

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People born in Spencer County (5)

People born in Spencer County, including politician Theodore Legrand Burnett, Governor of New Mexico Territory Henry Connelly, professional baseball player, born 1865 Bill Robinson, you can see a list of people who born in Spencer County.

Other places with the same name (2)

Spencer County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Taylorsville 1,321 City in Kentucky, United States

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