Frankfort, KY Population

Frankfort is located at 50km northwest of Lexington. It is located on the Kentucky River, Frankfort is the state capital. The city’s real show-stopper, though, is the huge new Kentucky History Center. Its interactive exhibits include a replica of a coal mine that you can walk through, and there are thousands of artifacts on display. The Liberty Hall Historic Site is a good choice: It contains both Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House .

Population: 27,741. Estimated population in July 2020: 27,210 (-1.9% change)
Males: 13,228 (47.7%), Females: 14,513 (52.3%)

Franklin County

Zip codes: 40601.

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $34,980
Median house value: $88,100

Races in Frankfort:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.1%)
  • Black (14.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.0%), Irish (11.5%), English (11.2%), German (11.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Scottish (1.8%).

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 14.7 square miles

Map of Frankfort, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Frankfort

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Frankfort city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

2.3% Foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +736 (+2.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Frankfort:

  • FRANKFORT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (299 KINGS DAUGHTERS DRIVE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Frankfort:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Frankfort:

  • BLUE GRASS (about 22 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Abbreviation: LEX)
  • CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL (about 60 miles; COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH, KY; Abbreviation: CVG)
  • LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD (about 61 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: SDF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Frankfort:

  • CAPITAL CITY (about 4 miles; FRANKFORT, KY; Abbreviation: FFT)
  • GEORGETOWN SCOTT COUNTY – MARSHALL FLD (about 30 miles; GEORGETOWN, KY; Abbreviation: 27K)
  • ROBINSON (about 41 miles; VEVAY, IN; Abbreviation: 8I1)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Frankfort:

  • KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,842; Location: 400 E MAIN ST; Public; Website: www.kysu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • J M ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY INC (Full-time enrollment: 37; Location: 110-A BRIGHTON PK BLVD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Frankfort:

  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 28 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 20,492)
  • LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,437)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; RICHMOND, KY; Full-time enrollment: 11,214)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (about 57 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 15,514)
  • SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)
  • BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,290)

Schools

Public high schools in Frankfort:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 921; Location: 1100 E MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WESTERN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 720; Location: 100 DOCTORS DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FRANKFORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 328 SHELBY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CTR (Location: 1106 E MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Frankfort:

  • MILLVILLE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 42; Location: 5600 MCCRACKEN PIKE; Grades: 1 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Frankfort:

  • ELKHORN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 731; Location: 1060 E MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BONDURANT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 628; Location: 300 BONDURANT DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BRIDGEPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 555 BRIDGEPORT RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • COLLINS LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 1 COUGAR LN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SECOND STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: 506 W 2ND ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • PEAKS MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 100 PEAKS MILL RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HEARN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 481; Location: 200 LARALAN AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ELKHORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 928 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BALD KNOB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 285 FLAT CREEK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 45; Location: 1100 E MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 12)

Private primary/middle schools in Frankfort:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 316 WAPPING STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CAPITAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 120 DEEPWOOD ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FRANKFORT (Students: 41; Location: 104 COVE SPRING; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in Frankfort:

  • PAUL SAWYIER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,733,666; Location: 305 WAPPING STREET; 110,160 books; 7,084 audio materials; 4,510 video materials; 228 serial subscriptions)