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Welcome to Paintsville ...

The city of Paintsville is located in Johnson County<1> and is the County Seat for Johnson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paintsville has a population of 3,975 people<2> (see below for details).

Paintsville was established in 1834.

The community of Paintsville is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Paintsville and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Paintsville is located in the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Paintsville: 41240<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paintsville had an population of 3,975 people. This is an increase of 14.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paintsville had a population of 3,459 people (which is 14.81% of the total population of Johnson County). This makes Paintsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Paintsville represents 0.08% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,459 people, the population of Paintsville decreased 16.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,132 people).

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

Communities near Paintsville ...

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

  • Prestonsburg [Floyd County]
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    • Prestonsburg [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Paintsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prestonsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prestonsburg<7>
  • Salyersville [Magoffin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salyersville
    • Salyersville [Magoffin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Paintsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,639 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salyersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salyersville<7>
  • Inez [Martin County]
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    • Inez [Martin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Paintsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez<7>
  • Martin [Floyd County]
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    • Martin [Floyd County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Paintsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Allen [Floyd County]
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      • Allen [Floyd County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Paintsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Allen has also been known as:
      • Beaver Creek Junction
      • Beaver Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<7>
    • Blaine [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Paintsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<7>
    • East Point [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Point
      • East Point [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Paintsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Point<7>
    • Sitka [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sitka
      • Sitka [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Paintsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sitka
    • Van Lear [Johnson County]
    • Williamsport [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
      • Williamsport [Johnson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Paintsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paintsville ...

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

Adding Paintsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paintsville 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 Paintsville was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Mentions & References for Paintsville

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Johnson County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paintsville. 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 Johnson, 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 Paintsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paintsville - 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 Paintsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paintsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paintsville) 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 Paintsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PaintsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paintsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8149, Longitude: -82.8072    
<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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