Jessamine County is located in central Kentucky. The County Seat is Nicholasville and the largest city is Nicholasville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jessamineco.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 50,815 and the 2010 census population was 48,586. The land area is 172.12 square miles and there are 282.3 persons per square mile.
93.3% of the population is White, 3.4% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 84.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $154,300, there are 18,012 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,637, the median household income is $49,024, and 16.9% of the persons in Jessamine County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,184. Retail sales (in $1000) were $731,697, and sales per capita were $16,060. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27%.
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