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Bracken County is located in northern Kentucky, along the Ohio River. It is bordered by Mason, Pendleton, Robertson and Harrison counties, and occupies 206 sq. miles in area. Historically, Bracken County’s economy was mostly agricultural with tobacco and corn the most prolific crops. The County is best known as the birthplace of the White Burley strain of tobacco, and is still known today as the center of the “burley belt.” The county achieved great notoriety as one of the nation’s leaders in wine production, making over 30,000 gallons of wine annually from locally grown grapes. Agriculture continues to be a driving source for the county’s economy with cattle, feed corn, tobacco and hay being the principle farming products.

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Bracken County

Population

Total Population

8,496

Population
Growth Rate

0.01%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

9.500

Housing & Income

Households

3,321

Total Housing Units

3,882


Owner Occupied

2,263

Renter Occupied

1,058

Vacant

561

Median Home Value

$123,234


Average Home Value

$165,278

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.01%


Per Capita Income

2.79%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,228 $52,456


Average Household

$58,491 $67,109


Per Capita

$22,869 $26,239

Workforce

Total Businesses

223

Total Employed

1,640

Workers 16+

3,448

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

7

Employed

16

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Construction

Businesses

15

Employed

97

Manufacturing

Businesses

3

Employed

25

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

6

Employed

167

Some
High School

465

Graduated
High School

2,173

Associates
Degree

525

Bachelor's
Degree

489

Graduate
Degree

400

Average Commute Time

36 min.



Resident Commuters

1,087

Non-Resident Commuters

1,944

Drive Alone

2,831

Carpooled

375

Public

5

Work At Home

139


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