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Overview

Introduction to Nicholasville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky, in Jessamine county, is 9 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. The city is considered part of the Lexington metropolitan area.

Nicholasville History

The city of Nicholasville was founded in the year 1798. The city was named for George Nicholas, a Revolutionary War colonel. He was known as the "Father of Kentucky's Constitution." The first charter of Nicholasville was passed in 1812. Initially there was no post office in Nicholasville and mails were carried on horseback from various nearby towns. Benjamin Netherland was appointed as the first post master of the city and held the position from 1801 to 1822.

Nicholasville and nearby Attractions

  • Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate
  • Boone Station State Historic Site
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
  • Constitution Square State Historic Site
  • American Saddlebred Museum

Things To Do In Nicholasville

Once in Nicholasville, you can visit several parks like the Fort Boonesborough State Park and Old Fort Harrod State Park and enjoy the recreational facilities offered by them. A number of museums with interesting collections are also located nearby. These are International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum, and Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Tourists can also visit the Hummel Planetarium.

Nicholasville Transportation

The nearest international airport is Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Nicholasville Higher Education

Students can avail higher education from various educational institutions like University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Eastern Kentucky University.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,249
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+13,041
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,415
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,935
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,022

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,814
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone19.4%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$137,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Irish13.2%
German12.9%
English11.8%
Scottish2.4%
Italian1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1.3%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
African0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Israeli0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Nicholasville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jessamine County
Standard Zip Codes40356
P.O. Box Zip Codes40340
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.87
Approximate Longitude-84.58

Nicholasville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDIX DAM
Distance9.6 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
StationEASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationDANVILLE
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burgin1,266$45,556
Harrodsburg8,409$45,810
Richmond33,583$46,126
Versailles9,091$49,040
Wilmore6,181$57,000

Nicholasville Public Libraries

Jessamine County Public Library
600 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Nicholasville, Kentucky
(859) 885-3523

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Nicholasville Public Schools

Brookside Elementary School
199 Brookside Dr
ZIP: 40356
(859) 887-2012
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
East Jessamine High School
815 Sulphur Well Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 885-7240
High
Total Enrollment 1033
East Jessamine Middle School
901 Union Mill Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 885-5561
Middle
Total Enrollment 782
Hattie C. Warner Elementary School
821 Wilmore Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 885-3085
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Jessamine Career And Technology Center
881 Wilmore Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 887-9502
Jessamine Early Learning Village
851 Wilmore Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 887-5358
Primary
Total Enrollment 896
Nicholasville Elementary School
414 W Maple St
ZIP: 40356
(859) 885-5351
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Red Oak Elementary School
921 Union Mill Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 887-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School
1500 Wilmore Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 885-6670
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
West Jessamine High School
2101 Wilmore Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 887-2421
High
Total Enrollment 1167
West Jessamine Middle School
1400 Wilmore Rd
ZIP: 40356
(859) 885-2244
Middle
Total Enrollment 947

Nicholasville Private Schools

Creative Montessori School
3220 Lexington Rd
ZIP: 40356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Sharon School For Ad-hd & Ld
200 Oak Tree Ln
ZIP: 40356
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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