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The 2000 Census showed that Estill County had a population of 15,307 people. This represented 0.38% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 73rd most populous county (out of 120 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Estill had a population of 14,859 people. This is a decrease of 2.93% since the 2000 Census.

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
201014,672-4.15%-1.26% since 2009
200914,859-2.93%-0.27% since 2008
200614,888-2.74%+0.18% since 2005
200514,861-2.91%-0.79% since 2004
200414,980-2.14%-0.55% since 2003
200315,063-1.59%-1.12% since 2002
200215,234-0.48%-0.54% since 2001
200015,307The Last Census

Estill County had 6,824 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Estill County has a total area<3> of 255.7 square miles [662 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.76 square miles [4.57 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Estill County had a population density of 60.3 people per square mile [23.27 people/km²], making it the state's 60th most densely populated county (out of 120 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Estill County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Estill and the state of Kentucky.

Click here for the Estill County QuickFact (QF-21065).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Estill County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClarkQF-21049   NW36,15933,1449.1%
JacksonQF-21109   S13,24313,495-1.87%
LeeQF-21129   SE7,3397,916-7.29%
MadisonQF-21151   W83,25870,87217.48%
PowellQF-21197   NE13,56613,2372.49%

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Census QuickFact for Estill County

Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Estill. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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