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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Frankfort is a town in Kentucky with a population of 27,453. Frankfort is in Franklin County. Living in Frankfort offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Frankfort there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Frankfort and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Frankfort are above average.
About Frankfort...
Population
27,453

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    21.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    697.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,359.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    307.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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Born and raised, and I certainly won’t say it’s perfect. In my younger years we had a few places for children and young adults to have fun, skate-o-rama I believe is what they called it. But recently there is hardly to no things for the younger generation to do that doesn’t cost tons of money other than hiking. And I think that has caused a decline in health of Frankfort.
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Frankfort is relatively small in population and land mass considering it is the capital city of Kentucky which surprised me after moving here in 2009 from Louisville, Kentucky. I enjoy the small-town charm and friendly, welcoming locals. The area is beautiful asthetically and offers many parks for recreation. Unfortunately there are limited variations offered locally for entertainment other than a Summer Concert series downtown for a few months featuring local artists/bands.
Frankfort is an overlooked jewel in the region. It has all the charm of smalltown life, but with more "big city" amenities than other communities of a similar size (arts, diversity, a larger engaged and well-read/well-educated population, progressive social politics). It hasn't quite realized all its potential, however, and time will tell if this jewel gains the recognition it should have. Despite having tons of outdoor amenities (the RIVER, Elkhorn Creek, stunning parks, the best mountain biking trails around, archery ranges, etc.), it hasn't made it onto the radar for Lexington and Louisville...but it should be there! There is SO MUCH MORE to Frankfort than politics!