Nicholasville, Kentucky

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Nicholasville is the 11th largest city in state of Kentucky and the county seat of Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The population was 19,680 at the 2000 census. It functions as both a residential area for commuters to Lexington, and also as an employment and shopping center for South Central Kentucky.



Nicholasville is located at 37°52′58″N 84°34′36″W / 37.882670°N 84.576585°W / 37.882670; -84.576585 (37.882670, -84.576585).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22 km2), of which 8.5 mi² (22.0 km²) is land and 0.0 mi² (0.1 km²), or 0.35%, is water.


Nicholasville was founded by European Americans in 1798.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 19,680 people, 7,370 households, and 5,498 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,319.8 per square mile (895.7 /km2). There were 7,783 housing units at an average density of 917.4 per square mile (354.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.05% White, 4.38% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

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