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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 5,995
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,627
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.2%
Median Earnings25+ $21,552
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,564
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 13%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $627
Median House Value $140,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0.8%
English 15.6%
Irish 10.9%

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 1,153 $47,273
Danville 16,471 $50,775
Harrodsburg 8,359 $44,147
Nicholasville 28,483 $51,933
Versailles 8,908 $55,567
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