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

The community of Pineville is the Seat for Bell County.

Bell County was founded in 1867. Bell was created by taking area from Harlan and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bell had a population of 28,972 people. This is a decrease of 3.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 30,060 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bell represented 0.74% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201028,691-4.55%-0.97% since 2009
200928,972-3.62%-0.32% since 2008
200829,066-3.31%+0.13% since 2007
200030,060The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bell County Census Page for Bell County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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