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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,226
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+2,547
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,705

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,125
% Above Poverty Level73.3%
% Below Poverty Level26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work15.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$724
Median House Value$150,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.2%
Irish13.6%
English12.9%
Scottish6.6%
Italian4.9%
Dutch2.8%
Norwegian2.8%
African2.7%
Polish1.9%
Danishn1.6%
Swedish1.3%
Ethiopian1.2%
Nigerian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Russian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
German0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
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Wilmore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jessamine County
Standard Zip Codes40390
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.86
Approximate Longitude-84.65

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)

StationDIX DAM
Distance5.2 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
StationDANVILLE
Distance14.7 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
StationWAYNESBURG 7 NE
Distance31 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burgin1,120$51,042
Danville16,657$51,675
Harrodsburg8,351$48,893
Nicholasville29,547$52,485
Versailles9,132$53,563

Wilmore Public Schools

The Providence School
210 S. Lexington Ave
ZIP: 40390
(859) 887-4600
Other
Total Enrollment 133
Wilmore Elementary School
150 Campground Ln
ZIP: 40390
(859) 858-3134
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
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