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Overview

Introduction to Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin county, is 26 miles NW of Lexington, Kentucky. The city has a population of 27,741.

Frankfort History

The city of Frankfort is the county seat of Franklin County. It is also the state capital. The city is located near the Bluegrass region. The community was named after Stephen Frank. He was killed in this region by the Indians. The town of Frankfort received its name from an incident which took place in 1780s, when the Indians attacked a group of pioneers from Bryan’s Station. One of the pioneers, Stephen Frank, was assassinated and the crossing where he was assassinated came to be known "Frank’s Ford." Later this name shrunk to Frankfort.

Frankfort and nearby Attractions

  • International Museum of the Horse
  • Kentucky State Capitol
  • Waveland State Historic Site
  • Taylorsville Lake State Park
  • Versailles State Park

Things To Do In Frankfort

Waveland State Historic Site is a heritage site, where tourists can get information and remnants of the historic city of Frankfort. Tourists can also relax in the Taylorsville Lake State Park which offer facilities for fishing, camping, and boating. The Versailles State Park is also a popular tourist attraction. One can also take a look around the International Museum of the Horse.

Frankfort Transportation

Tourists can avail air transportation from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International airport.

Frankfort Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Kentucky State University, Lexington Community College, Transylvania University, and University of Kentucky.

People

Total Population 27,535
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 12,661
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,172
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,077
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,077

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,018
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.8%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $128,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Frankfort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 26 miles NW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 40601
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40602, 40603, 40604
Company Zip Codes 40618, 40619, 40620, 40621, 40622
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.2
Longitude -84.873

Frankfort Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FRANKFORT LOCK 4
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Station SHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station DIX DAM
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Frankfort, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hatton (40601)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lawrenceburg 11,038 $62,554
Midway 1,733 $68,542
Monterey 84 $54,167
Pleasureville 883 $39,861
Stamping Ground 822 $51,406
Versailles 8,985 $55,539

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Frankfort Public Libraries

Library
Paul Sawyier Public Library
305 WAPPING STREET
Frankfort, Kentucky
(502) 223-7658

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Frankfort Hospitals

FRANKFORT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
299 KINGS DAUGHTERS DRIVE
(502) 875-5240
Emergency Service: Yes

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Frankfort High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1100 E MAIN ST
502-695-6750
Serves 921 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

WESTERN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
100 DOCTORS DR
502-875-8400
Serves 720 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

FRANKFORT HIGH SCHOOL
328 SHELBY ST
502-875-8655
Serves 320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

WILKINSON STREET SCHOOL
961 LEESTOWN RD.
502-875-8650
A Non-traditional School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1100 E MAIN ST
502-695-6720
A Non-traditional School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

FRANKLIN COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CTR
1106 E MAIN ST
502-695-6790
A Vocational School

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