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Welcome to Raceland ...

The city of Raceland is located in Greenup County.

The location of Raceland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Raceland has a population of 2,354 people<2> (see below for details).

Raceland was established in 1915.

The community of Raceland is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Raceland is within the (606) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Raceland had a population of 2,424 people (which is 6.57% of the total population of Greenup County). This makes Raceland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Raceland represents 0.06% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,424 people, the population of Raceland increased 2.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,355 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Raceland had an population of 2,354 people. This is a decrease of 2.89% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Raceland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Raceland and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashland   [Map]   20,669   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Catlettsburg   [Map]   1,778   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grayson   [Map]   3,999   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   2,099   SE   5 miles [8 km]
New Boston (OH)   [Map]   2,123   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   20,443   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Raceland.

Communities Also Named Raceland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Raceland - it's located in Louisiana.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Raceland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Raceland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Raceland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Raceland:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Raceland ...

Looking for more information about Raceland? 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.

Looking for more information about Raceland? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Raceland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Raceland.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Raceland.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Raceland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Raceland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Raceland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Raceland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raceland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5371, Longitude: -82.7341     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Raceland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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