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

The community of Grayson is the Seat for Carter County.

Carter County was founded in 1838. Carter was created by taking area from Greenup and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Carter had a population of 26,771 people. This is a decrease of 0.44% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,889 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Carter represented 0.67% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 39th 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
201027,720+3.09%+3.54% since 2009
200926,771-0.44%-0.99% since 2008
200827,040+0.56%-1.01% since 2007
200026,889The Last Census

More information can be found on the Carter County Census Page for Carter 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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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