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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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Nicholasville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 29,547. Nicholasville is in Jessamine County. Living in Nicholasville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nicholasville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Nicholasville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Nicholasville are above average.
About Nicholasville...
Population
29,547

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$815
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Nicholasville 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
    42.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    108.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    524.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,456.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Nicholasville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,669
National
$55,322
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Nicholasville is a great town filled with lots of caring people. It is a great place to raise a family and for kids to grow up. Its public schools are perfect for any child who strives for success and perfection. I consider Nicholasville one of the safest places in the world because of the hard work the community puts in to make everyone feel safe and protected. Yes, Nicholasville may have some imperfections in many’s eyes but it still has one thing that many communities don’t. A heart. Nicholasville's heart includes many hard-working, caring people who would do anything for one another. Whether you are passing through Nicholasville, or just out on a nightly stroll you can see the heart it has for miles.
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I go to school in Nicholasville and commute to Lexington through Nicholasville every day. Nicholasville is a very small community, and as a result most of the residents are tight-knit and welcoming. The town could use some more funding to renovate the areas and make the businesses nicer, and more improvement could be made if residents were willing to work together to make the environment better.
I love that I live in the country away from all the chaos. Thats about the only good thing about Nicholasville. It could be a great town, if they would stop building it up. We have a very large drug problem here, which is not being controlled at all. If you overdose, and need an ambulance, you can not be arrested for anything, nor are you required to pay for the ambulance. There needs to be consequences for that. Also, there is nothing for children to do here, except get in trouble. We had a movie theatre, which was far from anything, but they turned it into a movie tavern. When I was growing up we had a bowling alley, but that is gone now too. Instead of building dozens of subdivisions, build something for children to occupy their time, and stay off drugs and out of trouble.