Introduction to Mount Washington, Kentucky

Mount Washington, Kentucky is 18 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Bullitt county. The city is part of the Louisville metro area. The population of Mount Washington is 8,485.

Mount Washington History

The city was first named Mount Vernon after George Washington's home in Virginia. It was later changed to Mount Washington because a community with similar name already existed. The city of Mount Washington was founded in the early 19th century. It was incorporated in the year 1822 as Mount Vernon but was changed to Mount Washington later. The city was sparsely populated in the early years but gradually became a business hub and a populated city.

Mount Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Broad Run Vineyards and Winery
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing L
  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • Louisville Slugger Museum

Things To Do In Mount Washington

Tourists can visit the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site which is an 1867 mansion of Indiana displaying the early 19th century antiquities. A riverside ride along the Ohio River which is known as the Farnsley - Moremen Landing is also a pleasant experience. Tourists can also be a part of the festivals of the city. The Mount Washington Fall Festival is organized every year in the month of September.

Mount Washington Transportation

Flights are available from Louisville International Airport - Standiford Field.

Mount Washington Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by University of Louisville, Spalding University, Kentucky State University, and Sullivan University.


Total Population 13,736
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,582
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $70,495
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $668
Median House Value $157,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 16.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Washington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Bullitt
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40047
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.05
Longitude -85.545

Mount Washington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillview 7,904 $55,911
Jeffersontown 26,953 $74,963
Middletown 7,788 $86,667
Shepherdsville 11,695 $52,780
Taylorsville 1,126 $27,140
West Buechel 1,196 $33,200

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 862 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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