Simpson County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Franklin and the largest city is Franklin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.simpsoncounty.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,826 and the 2010 census population was 17,327. The land area is 234.20 square miles and there are 74 persons per square mile.
87.1% of the population is White, 9.8% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 82.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $115,200, there are 6,737 households, an average of 2.54 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,441, the median household income is $39,546, and 20.3% of the persons in Simpson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,491. Retail sales (in $1000) were $415,161, and sales per capita were $24,342. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.7%.
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