Our Counties

The City of Cynthiana is located along the banks of the South Fork of the Licking River:  28 miles Northeast of Lexington, 90 miles from Louisville, and 60 miles South of Cincinnati. The fertile soil and climate of the region are ideally suited to the cultivation of burley tobacco which has had a major economic, social and cultural influence on Harrison County since the early 19th century. Burley tobacco is still produced here on a smaller scale along with hay, corn, and beef cattle. Cynthiana also boasts several manufacturing companies such as 3M, which produces the famous “Post It Notepads”, and E.D. Bullard Co., which manufactures a wide range of safety equipment.

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Harrison County

Population

Total Population

19,271

Population
Growth Rate

0.24%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

14.800

Housing & Income

Households

7,500

Total Housing Units

8,357


Owner Occupied

5,524

Renter Occupied

1,976

Vacant

857

Median Home Value

$143,825


Average Home Value

$194,999

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.23%


Per Capita Income

2.15%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,202 $51,576


Average Household

$61,462 $68,394


Per Capita

$23,942 $26,631

Workforce

Total Businesses

482

Total Employed

5,531

Workers 16+

7,769

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

5

Employed

14

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

68

Construction

Businesses

24

Employed

107

Manufacturing

Businesses

29

Employed

1,515

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

11

Employed

65

Some
High School

1,153

Graduated
High School

4,533

Associates
Degree

928

Bachelor's
Degree

1,408

Graduate
Degree

856

Average Commute Time

25 min.



Resident Commuters

4,215

Non-Resident Commuters

3,468

Drive Alone

6,355

Carpooled

872

Public

19

Work At Home

215


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