McCreary County had an estimated population of 16,630 in 1999 with 80 percent on public water. The estimated 2008 population was 17,624 with 98 percent on public water.
The Water Resource Development Commission has prepared a report on water-supply infrastructure in McCreary County.
It is estimated that there are over 200,000 water wells in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Groundwater Data Repository, maintained by the Kentucky
Geological Survey, has information on over 50,000 of these wells. The
locations of wells and springs in the county for which data are available
is shown on the map
of wells and springs in McCreary County. Certified well drillers in Kentucky.