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Welcome to Hopkinsville ...

The city of Hopkinsville is located in Christian County<1> and is the County Seat for Christian County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hopkinsville has a population of 30,868 people<2> (see below for details).

Hopkinsville was established in 1796.

The community of Hopkinsville is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Hopkinsville: (270)

The ZIP codes for Hopkinsville: 42240-42241<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hopkinsville had an population of 30,868 people. This is a decrease of 2.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hopkinsville had a population of 31,577 people (which is 42.7% of the total population of Christian County). This makes Hopkinsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Hopkinsville represents 0.73% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,577 people, the population of Hopkinsville increased 4.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,089 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hopkinsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hopkinsville - they are located in Missouri and Ohio.

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

Communities near Hopkinsville ...

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

  • Oak Grove [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove [Christian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Hopkinsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,369 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<7>
  • Cadiz [Trigg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadiz
    • Cadiz [Trigg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Hopkinsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,714 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadiz have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadiz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cadiz<7>
  • Elkton [Todd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
    • Elkton [Todd County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Hopkinsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,157 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<7>
  • Pembroke [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
    • Pembroke [Christian County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Hopkinsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crofton [Christian County]
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      • Crofton [Christian County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Hopkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crofton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton<7>
    • Trenton [Todd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Todd County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hopkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<7>
    • LaFayette [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaFayette
      • LaFayette [Christian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Hopkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaFayette have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette<7>
    • Gracey [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gracey
      • Gracey [Christian County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Hopkinsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gracey
    • Fairview [Christian County]
    • Fearsville [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fearsville
      • Fearsville [Christian County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Hopkinsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fearsville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hopkinsville. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hopkinsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hopkinsville ...

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

Adding Hopkinsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hopkinsville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hopkinsville on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Hopkinsville

Communities in Kentucky

About Christian County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hopkinsville. 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 Christian, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hopkinsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hopkinsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Hopkinsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hopkinsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Hopkinsville includes: 42240 & 42241.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hopkinsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hopkinsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HopkinsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hopkinsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8655, Longitude: -87.4888    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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