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Welcome to Cumberland ...

The city of Cumberland is located in Harlan County<1>.


The location of Cumberland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Cumberland was established in 1826.

When the people of Cumberland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cumberlander<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cumberland has a population of 1,890 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Cumberland is 1,740 feet [530 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Cumberland: (606)

The ZIP code for Cumberland: 40823<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cumberland had an population of 1,890 people. This is a decrease of 15.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cumberland had a population of 2,237 people (which is 7.64% of the total population of Harlan County). This makes Cumberland the county's most populous community.

The population of Cumberland represents 0.05% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,237 people, the population of Cumberland decreased 14.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,611 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cumberland.

Communities Also Named Cumberland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 33 communities that are also named Cumberland - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cumberland.

Communities near Cumberland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cumberland.

  • Big Stone Gap
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Whitesburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
    • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <7>
  • Pennington Gap
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington Gap
    • Pennington Gap is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708 people
  • Appalachia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Evarts
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evarts
    • Evarts is located in Harlan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evarts <7>
  • Lynch
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Vicco
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicco
    • Vicco is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
  • Blackey
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackey
    • Blackey is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
  • Saint Charles
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
    • Saint Charles is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
  • Partridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge
    • Partridge is located in Letcher County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cumberland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cumberland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cumberland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cumberland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cumberland. See our Newspapers Page for Cumberland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cumberland ...

Looking for more information about Cumberland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cumberland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cumberland.

Adding Cumberland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cumberland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cumberland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Cumberland post office opened in 1926.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cumberland.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cumberland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Harlan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cumberland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cumberland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cumberland.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cumberland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cumberland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cumberland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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