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Overview

Introduction to Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin county, is 26 miles NW of Lexington, Kentucky.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,598
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+12,830
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married37%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,116
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,696

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,151
% Above Poverty Level80%
% Below Poverty Level20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone42.9%
Median Gross Rent$697
Median House Value$126,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.9%
Irish13.8%
English9.9%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Swedish0.9%
Polish0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Frankfort Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes40601
P.O. Box Zip Codes40602, 40603, 40604
Company Zip Codes40618, 40619, 40620, 40621, 40622
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.19
Approximate Longitude-84.86

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)

StationFRANKFORT LOCK 4
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationDIX DAM
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lawrenceburg11,081$61,959
Midway1,681$69,375
Monterey114$51,250
Pleasureville908$50,000
Stamping Ground825$44,583
Versailles9,091$49,040

Frankfort Public Libraries

Franklin County Library District
319 WAPPING STREET
Frankfort, Kentucky
(502) 352-2665

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Frankfort Hospitals

Frankfort Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
299 Kings Daughters Drive
(502) 875-5240

Frankfort Public Schools

Second Street School
506 W 2nd St
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8658
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Frankfort High School
328 Shelby St
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8655
High
Total Enrollment 219
Collins Lane
1 Cougar Lane
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8410
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Capital City Prep
328 Shelby Street
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8655
High
Total Enrollment 23
Peaks Mill Elementary
100 Peaks Mill Rd
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8450
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Frankfort Early Learning Academy
959 Leestown Ln
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8666
Primary
Total Enrollment 54
Early Learning Village
200 Laralan Ave
ZIP: 40601
(502) 352-2585
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Elkhorn Middle School
1060 E Main St
ZIP: 40601
(502) 695-6740
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Westridge Elementary
200 Pebblebrook Way
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8420
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Western Hills High School
100 Doctors Dr
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8400
High
Total Enrollment 820
Elkhorn Elementary School
928 E Main St
ZIP: 40601
(502) 695-6730
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Franklin County High School
1100 E Main St
ZIP: 40601
(502) 695-6750
High
Total Enrollment 931
Franklin County Career And Technical Ctr
1106 E Main St
ZIP: 40601
(502) 695-6790
Bondurant Middle School
Bondurant Dr
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8440
Middle
Total Enrollment 648
The Academy
400 Democrat Drive
ZIP: 40601
(502) 695-6720
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Hearn Elementary
300 Copperleaf Blvd
ZIP: 40601
(502) 695-6760
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Bridgeport Elementary School
10 Doctors Dr
ZIP: 40601
(502) 875-8430
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Frankfort Career Development Center
1106 E. Main St
ZIP: 40602
(502) 564-2120

Frankfort Private Schools

Capital Day School
120 Deepwood Dr
ZIP: 40601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Good Shepherd School
75 Shepherd Way
ZIP: 40601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
The Frankfort Christian Academy
1349a Us Highway 421 S
ZIP: 40601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 231
Stewart Home School
4200 Lawrenceburg Rd
ZIP: 40601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 320
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