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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Frankfort is a town in Kentucky with a population of 27,582. Frankfort is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Frankfort offers residents a dense 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
27,582

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Frankfort Rankings

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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
    86.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    712.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,758.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    332.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Frankfort

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,345
National
$55,322
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Frankfort Reviews

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Frankfort is a nice, family friendly town for the most part. It’s a quaint town. You can get from one side of town to the other in 20 minutes or less. The schools are good, there’s beautiful countryside 5 minutes outside of town, and it’s a short drive to bigger cities like lexington or Louisville. Things are relatively cheap here compared to the bigger cities. The problem is that the town does have a significant amount of drug activity which pollutes the community. Also, the nightlife is terrible. There’s nothing but dive bars and nothing stays open. There’s not enough entertainment options that don’t involve booze.
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Frankfort is the city where I attended college. After I received my Undergraduate degree from Kentucky State University I stayed in Frankfort to achieve my masters degree. Frankfort is quite place to live with lots of new things to discover about its ancient history. As the capital of Kentucky, Frankfort seems like if all the main cities have grown while Frankfort has remained a glimpse of the past.
Frankfort is a safe city to live in Kentucky mostly because of the healthy living and reliable emergency services available. There are so many job opportunities available in Frankfort and the public schools here provide great academic services to the students to build their future careers. The rate at which people who live in Frankfort are able to afford for their housing is high which makes the cost of housing in Frankfort relatively low.