Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 2
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Established (y–m–d): 1804-12-13
Incorporated: 1853-02-11
County: Christian
Area Development PeADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: Mayor - Council
Type of Election (City Officials): Partisan
City Waives Primary Election (City Officials): No

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Submitted By Jim Creighton
Old Fire Station at Sunset
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Notes: Formerly known as Christian Court House; from 1799 to 1804 known as Elizabeth, in honor of Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Bartholomew Wood (landowner). Name changed to Hopkinsville in 1804 in honor of Gen. Samuel Hopkins. 1990 pop: 29,818 (thru 8/5/1992). City reclassified from 3rd to 2nd class in 1992 (SB 414, Chapter 435 "Acts"). Declaration of Classification states year of incorporation as 1797.
Population Estimates:
1990: 30137
1991: 30378
1992: 30480
1993: 30839
1994: 31211
1995: 31524
1996: 31717
1997: 31899
1998: 32066
1999: 32270
2000: 30030
2001: 29762
2002: 29178
2003: 28678
*Compiled by the Ky. State Data Center. Population Estimates may change as city boundaries are adjusted.
City Links:
  ADD Website
  Chamber of Commerce
  Christian County Genealogy
  Christian County Genealogy
  City Website
  County Clerk's Office
  County Website
  Trail of Tears

County Links:
  Christian County PVA
Mayor 
Dan Kemp
Meeting Times: 
1st & 3rd Tue 6:00pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
Website: 
www.hopkinsvilleky.us
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 30,089   1990: 29,809   1980: 27,318   1970: 21,395


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2016-07-07  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  14-2016  MAPPABLE  Blue Springs, LLC, Tracts known as the Silo Event Center Property located near US 41-A & John Rivers Road. Tract 1: 1.000 acres. Tract 2: 9.314 acres. Total annexed: 10.314 acres.
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 32,205
 2015-12-29  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  13-2015  MAPPABLE  CSX Railway Property. Tract 1: 283.828 acres. Tract 2: 6.590 acres.
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 31,577
 2014-07-30  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (Mayor-Council), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2012-06-27  Notification of Vacancy      City Council Member
 2010-12-16  Annexation  28-2010  MAPPABLE  Canton/Pyle South Tract: 122.246 acres
 2010-12-16  Annexation  27-2010  MAPPABLE  Canton/Pyle North Tract: 218.812 acres
 2010-03-23  Annexation  04-2010  MAPPABLE  Eagle Way Area (Multiple Owners): 61.301 acres
 2010-03-09  Annexation  09-2009 aka 23-2009  MAPPABLE  Wilshire Development Area: 12.463 acres
 2009-05-22  Notification of Appointment      City Council Member
 2009-04-27  Notification of Resignation      City Council Member
 2008-06-16  Annexation  08-2008  MAPPABLE  Tornatore Tract: Locust Grove Road (0.15 acres)
 2008-02-01  Notification of Appointment      City Council Member
 2007-12-26  Annexation  33-2007  MAPPABLE  Billnm Properties & Smith Tract: Sheffield Downs Subdivision, Section 1 (15.66a)
 2007-12-10  Notification of Resignation & Vacancy      City Council Member
 2005-01-21  Governor's Appointment  Executive Order #2005-072    Magistrate (Fourth District)
 2004-03-04  Revised Census Totals (Apr. 1, 2000)  U.S. Dept. of Commerce    Population: 30,064; Housing Units: 13,247
 2002-05-17  Annexation  43-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2002-05-17  Annexation  05-2002  MAPPABLE  
 2002-05-17  Annexation  27-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-12-06  Ward Redistricting  34-2001    
 2001-12-03  Resignation & Appointment      City Council Member
 2001-07-09  Annexation  19-2001  MAPPABLE  Eagle Way Bypass
 2001-04-10  Annexation  08-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-04-10  Annexation  07-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-03-05  Annexation  03-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-03-05  Annexation  02-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-03-05  Annexation  01-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-03-05  Annexation  05-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2001-03-05  Annexation  04-2001  MAPPABLE  
 2000-03-23  Notice of Vacancy      City Council Member
 1999-09-29  Annexation  25-99  MAPPABLE  
 1999-08-09  Annexation  19-99  MAPPABLE  
 1998-08-24  Annexation  13-98  MAPPABLE  
 1998-03-26  Annexation  32-91  MAPPABLE  
 1998-03-26  Annexation  17-91  MAPPABLE  
 1998-03-26  Annexation  20-90  MAPPABLE  
 1998-03-26  Annexation  11-90  MAPPABLE  
 1998-03-26  Annexation  26-87  MAPPABLE  
 1998-03-26  Annexation  25-87  MAPPABLE  
 1997-06-05  Annexation  7-97  MAPPABLE  
 1996-10-09  Annexation  18-96  MAPPABLE  Effective August 21, 1996.
 1996-06-07  Annexation  7-96  MAPPABLE  
 1996-06-07  Annexation  6-96  MAPPABLE  
 1996-06-07  Annexation  5-96  MAPPABLE  
 1995-03-23  Annexation  2-95  MAPPABLE  
 1995-01-23  Annexation  32-94  MAPPABLE  
 1994-11-09  Annexation  16-94  MAPPABLE  
 1994-01-24  Annexation  36-93  MAPPABLE  
 1992-09-04  Census      Population: 29,818 (Aug. 5, 1992)
 1981-06-25  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE  


Pre KRS 81.045 Filings (1942 to July 15, 1980)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Notes
 1974-04-15  Census    Population: 23,765 (1970)