Woodford County was established as one of Kentucky’s nine counties in 1792. Today it has more than 123,000 acres of agricultural land, and the county has the largest total farm income in the state, largely due to its significant horse industry. Its original boundaries followed the Kentucky River from Mundy’s Landing north to the Ohio River, then east to the Licking River at present day Covington.The county was originally formed from a part of Fayette County, Virginia, in 1788. It was named in honor of William Woodford, an American Revolutionary War general from Virginia who died as a prisoner of war in 1780. The county is home to Kentucky’s oldest bourbon whiskey distillery, Labrot & Graham (established 1812), maker of Woodford Reserve. Its county seat is Versailles.
Economically the county is doing well. Unemployment rates increased in 83 Kentucky counties from April 2016 to April 2017, fell in 28 counties and remained the same in nine counties, reports the Northern Kentucky Tribune. Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate in Kentucky at 3.1%. Magoffin County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 17.3%. Kentucky’s overall rate is 4.8% and nationwide it’s 4.1%.
The U.S. Census estimates there are about 25,000 residents in the county. White residents make up nearly 90% of the population, African Americans are 4.9% and 6.7% are Hispanic or Latino (5.8% Mexican). The county’s foreign-born population is an estimated 1,161 people. The county’s median age is 42; 89.1% of the county graduated high school, and about 32% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Woodford County is the home of about 2,300 employers. The largest employers in terms of payroll are:
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Healthcare and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Wholesale trade
- Finance and insurance.
The median household income in the county is $58,750. The state median income is about $41,000 and for the country it’s about $54,000. About 13% of Woodford County’s residents live at or below the poverty level. Statewide it’s about 19%, and nationwide it’s 13.5%.
If you live in Woodford County and find yourself, alone or with your family, in need of help with an immigration matter, take action now to protect yourself and your family by talking with lawyers who understand your situation.
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