Jessamine County

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Jessamine County, Kentucky

101 N Main St
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: (859) 885-4161
Fax: (859) 885-5837
www.jessamineco.com

In central KY, south of Lexington; established Dec 19, 1798 from Fayette County. Name Origin: For the Jessamine Creek and the jasmine (jessamine) flowers on its banks. The legend that it was named for Jessamine Douglass, daughter of an early settler, is baseless

Area (sq mi):: 174.45 (land 173.13; water 1.32) Population per square mile: 251.00
Population 2005: 43,463 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 11.30%; 1990-2000 28.00% Population 2000: 39,041 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 3.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 32.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,842; median household $40,096; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,832-$25,940
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Nicholasville County seat (22,878)

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