Bourbon County is located in north central Kentucky. The County Seat is Paris and the largest city is Paris. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bourbonky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,972 and the 2010 census population was 19,985. The land area is 289.72 square miles and there are 69 persons per square mile.
91.3% of the population is White, 6.2% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 81.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $139,900, there are 7,865 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,893, the median household income is $40,933, and 17.2% of the persons in Bourbon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,664. Retail sales (in $1000) were $175,304, and sales per capita were $8,939. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25%.
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