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Welcome to Berea ...

The city of Berea is located in Madison County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Berea has a population of 16,041 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Berea.

Berea is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Berea lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Berea: (859)

The ZIP codes for Berea: 40403-40404<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Berea had an population of 16,041 people. This is an increase of 18.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 62.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berea had a population of 13,561 people (which is 16.36% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Berea the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Berea represents 0.31% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,561 people, the population of Berea increased 37.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,851 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Berea.

Communities Also Named Berea ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Berea - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Berea.

Communities near Berea ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Berea.

  • Richmond [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Berea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
  • Lancaster [Garrard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Garrard County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Berea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,840 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<6>
  • Mount Vernon [Rockcastle County]
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    • Mount Vernon [Rockcastle County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Berea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>
  • Irvine [Estill County]
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    • Irvine [Estill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Berea
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,289 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvine<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brodhead [Rockcastle County]
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      • Brodhead [Rockcastle County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Berea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brodhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brodhead<6>
    • Crab Orchard [Lincoln County]
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      • Crab Orchard [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Berea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<6>
    • McKee [Jackson County]
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      • McKee [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Berea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKee<6>
    • Livingston [Rockcastle County]
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      • Livingston [Rockcastle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Berea
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<6>
    • Bighill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bighill
      • Bighill [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bighill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bighill
    • Bobtown [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobtown
      • Bobtown [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobtown

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Berea. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Berea.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Berea. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Berea.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Berea. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Berea.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berea ...

Looking for more information about Berea? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Berea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Berea.

Adding Berea to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Berea in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Berea was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Berea on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Berea on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Berea. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Berea.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berea - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Berea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Berea or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Berea includes: 40403 & 40404.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Berea) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Berea. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BereaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5727, Longitude: -84.2888    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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