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Time Zone: Hopkins County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Madisonville is the Seat for Hopkins County.

Hopkins County was founded in 1806 and was created by taking area from HendersonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hopkins had a population of 46,167 people. This is a decrease of 0.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 46,519 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hopkins represented 1.15% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 18th 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
201046,920+0.86%+1.63% since 2009
200946,167-0.76%-0.42% since 2008
200846,364-0.33%+0.23% since 2007
200046,519The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Hopkins County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hopkins County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Madisonville   18,97119,3071.74% decrease  
Dawson Springs   2,8842,9803.22% decrease  
Earlington   1,5591,6495.46% decrease  
Nortonville   1,2271,2642.93% decrease  
Mortons Gap   9349521.89% decrease  

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

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