Christian County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Christian County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 72,748.[1] Its county seat is Hopkinsville.[2] The county was formed in 1797.

Christian County
Christian County courthouse in Hopkinsville
Christian County courthouse in Hopkinsville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Christian County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°54′N 87°29′W / 36.9°N 87.49°W / 36.9; -87.49
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forWilliam Christian
Largest cityHopkinsville
 • Total724 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Land718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water6.5 sq mi (17 km2)  0.9%
 • Total72,748
 • Density100/sq mi (39/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st


  1. "QuickFacts: Christian County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.