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Versailles is a city in Woodford County, in the Lexington-Fayette metro area.

Versailles is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in France

The latitude of Versailles is 38.052N. The longitude is -84.73W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,487.


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Median household income
Local
$35,052
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Versailles demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 59. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 2005 movie, "Elizabethtown"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Jouett, known as "Paul Revere of the South" for his race on horseback to warn Thomas Jefferson that British soldiers were coming to arrest him at Monticello
Local festivals include:
  • Woodford County Fair - June 9-16, 2007
  • Millville Hillbilly Daze - Sept. 15, 2007
  • LeoFest - May 18-19, 2007
  • Jack Jouett Family History Day - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Versailles web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary
Historic sites and museums: Bluegrass Railroad Museum, Jack Jouett House, Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum, Labrot & Graham Distillery, Woodford County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: vur-sales

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Versailles residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Versailles ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Versailles was $18,489, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Versailles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Versailles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $771.


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Libraries in Versailles include Logan Helm Woodford County Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Versailles workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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