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Welcome to Hazard ...

The city of Hazard is located in Perry County<1> and is the County Seat for Perry County.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Hazard, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1854.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hazard has a population of 4,868 people<3> (see below for details).

Hazard is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Hazard is within the (606) area code.

The ZIP codes for Hazard: 41701-41702<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hazard had an population of 4,868 people. This is an increase of 9.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hazard had a population of 4,456 people (or 15.52% of the total population of Perry County). This makes Hazard the county's most populous community.

The population of Hazard represents 0.1% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,456 people, the population of Hazard decreased 7.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,806 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hazard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Hazard - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Washington.

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

Communities near Hazard ...

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

  • Hindman
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Pippa Passes
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pippa Passes
    • Pippa Passes is located in Knott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
  • Hyden
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Vicco
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • 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
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackey
    • Blackey is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
  • Buckhorn
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn
    • Buckhorn is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhorn <6>
  • Avawam
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avawam
    • Avawam is located in Perry County
  • Butterfly
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butterfly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butterfly
    • Butterfly is located in Perry County
  • Hardburly
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardburly
    • Hardburly is located in Perry County
  • Jeff
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
    • Jeff is located in Perry County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeff <6>

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 Hazard. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hazard.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hazard. 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 Hazard.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hazard. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hazard.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hazard ...

Looking for more information about Hazard? 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 Hazard, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hazard.

Adding Hazard to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hazard 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 Hazard was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Hazard post office opened in 1854.

We also found Hazard in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hazard.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hazard. 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 Perry, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hazard.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hazard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Hazard). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hazard or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hazard includes: 41701 & 41702.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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