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Overview

Introduction to Wilmore, Kentucky

Wilmore, Kentucky, in Jessamine county, is 13 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. The people of the city are in the Lexington metropolitan area. Wilmore has a population of 5,905.

Wilmore History

Revolutionary Soldiers from Virginia, Pennsylvania as well as Maryland settled in Wilmore in 1779. Primarily, this place was influenced by Bishop Francis Asbury who founded the Bethel Academy in 1790. The academy is now known as Asbury College. The city was named honoring the landowner, John R. Wilmore.

Wilmore and nearby Attractions

  • Railside Museum
  • Highbridge Park
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Waveland State Historic Site

Things To Do In Wilmore

One can visit the Railside Museum and the Waveland State Historic Site, if fond of history and museums. Tourists can also visit the Highbridge Park and Kentucky Horse Park, which also include two awesome museums. Tourists can also participate the festivals that are celebrated in the city. These include the Ichthus Festival, which is a gathering of Christian speakers and musical artists. The city also hosts the Highbridge Film Festival every year.

Wilmore Transportation

One can avail air transportation from Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport.

Wilmore Higher Education

Asbury College is located in Wilmore. Others in the neighborhood include the Lexington Community College, University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and University of Louisville.

People

Total Population 6,057
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 2,514
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,528
% Above Poverty Level 71.2%
% Below Poverty Level 28.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 16.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $144,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 12.1%

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

Wilmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Jessamine
Metro Area Lexington
Standard Zip Codes 40390
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.861
Longitude -84.661

Wilmore 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 DIX DAM
Distance 5.2 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 DANVILLE
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WAYNESBURG 7 NE
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burgin 1,238 $44,375
Danville 16,542 $52,622
Harrodsburg 8,380 $43,137
Nicholasville 28,843 $50,332
Versailles 8,985 $55,539

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

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