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

The community of Hazard is the Seat for Perry County.

Perry County was founded in 1820. Perry was created by taking area from Floyd and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Perry had a population of 29,136 people. This is a decrease of 0.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,390 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Perry represented 0.73% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 37th 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
201028,712-2.31%-1.46% since 2009
200029,390The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hazard   4,7514,8061.14% decrease  
Vicco   3133181.57% decrease  
Buckhorn   1481442.78% increase  

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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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