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Overview

Introduction to Versailles, Kentucky

Versailles, Kentucky is 14 miles W of Lexington, Kentucky. It is in Woodford county. The city is part of the Lexington metro area. The population of Versailles is 7,511.

Versailles History

Versailles was established in 1792 on an area of 80 acres. The land was owned by Hezekiah Briscoe. Versailles was named after Versailles in France, honoring General Lafayette, who was a family friend of Briscoe’s guardian. Officially the city was incorporated in 1837.

Versailles and nearby Attractions

  • Bluegrass Railroad Museum
  • Woodford County Historical Society Museum
  • Old Fort Harrod State Park
  • Lincoln Homestead State Park

Things To Do In Versailles

Tourists can paln a trip to the Woodford County Historical Society Museum and the Bluegrass Railroad Museum. Parks like the Lincoln Homestead State Park and the Old Fort Harrod State Park are popular for their recreational facilities. The city also hosts several annual festivals and events such as the LeoFest, Woodford County Fair, Jack Jouett Family History Day, and the Millville Hillbilly Daze.

Versailles Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is few miles away.

Versailles Higher Education

University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, University of Louisville, and the Eastern Kentucky University provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 8,908
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,454
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,145
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,506
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,563

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,567
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $127,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 14.3%

Versailles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Lexington, Kentucky
County Woodford
Metro Area Lexington
Standard Zip Codes 40383
Company Zip Codes 40384, 40386
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.052
Longitude -84.73

Versailles 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 LEXINGTON BLUE GRASS AP
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station DIX DAM
Distance 17.5 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
Station BARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance 39.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Frankfort 27,389 $50,815
Georgetown 30,349 $65,664
Lawrenceburg 11,014 $62,904
Midway 1,688 $72,083
Wilmore 5,995 $49,564

Versailles Public Libraries

Library
Logan Helm Woodford County Library
115 NORTH MAIN STREET
Versailles, Kentucky
(859) 873-5191

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Versailles High Schools

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WOODFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
180 FRANKFORT ST
859-873-5434
Serves 1,154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

WOODFORD COUNTY CAMPUS SECONDARY ALT SCH
2050 LEXINGTON RD
859-873-2171
A Non-traditional School
Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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