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Frankfort is a city in Franklin County.

Frankfort is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named after Stephen Frank, who was killed by Indians here.

The latitude of Frankfort is 38.200N. The longitude is -84.873W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 509 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,408.


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Median household income
Local
$34,980
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Frankfort demographic reports
Frankfort is on the Kentucky River.
Former and merged names include:
· Frank's Ford
The community was ettled by Revolutionary War Gen. James Wilkinson.
The first Boy Scout troop in the country was organized here in 1909.
Local foods: Rebecca-Ruth Candy (founded by two schoolteachers in a bar closed by Prohibition)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Capital Expo Festival - June 7-9, 2007
  • Kentucky Book Fair - Nov. 10, 2007
  • Franklin County Fair - July 16-21, 2007
  • Family Fun Day - April 27-28, 2007
  • Derby Day Celebration - May 5, 2007
  • Folklife Festival - Sept. 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Frankfort web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Kentucky History Center, Kentucky Military History Museum, Liberty Hall
Colleges and universities: Kentucky State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 101
Quotes:
Daytime in Frankfort does not overstimulate the average person.
-- An American Notebook
Philip Hamburger

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Frankfort residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Frankfort ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Frankfort was $20,512, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Frankfort residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Frankfort include Corner in Celebrities Historic District, Frankfort Commercial Historic District, Old Statehouse Historic District, South Frankfort Neighborhood Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Frankfort, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.


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Libraries in Frankfort include Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives, Paul Sawyier Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Frankfort include Frankfort State-Journal

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Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Frankfort political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Frankfort workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Frankfort between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Frankfort include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western Parkside Inn, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Hampton Inn.

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