Introduction to Radcliff, Kentucky

Radcliff, Kentucky is 30 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Hardin county. The population of the city is 21,961.

Radcliff History

The city of Radcliff was incorporated in 1956. It was formed in 1919, when Horace McCullum sold several sub - divided lots in an auction. Radcliff derived its name from McCullum’s friend Major William Radcliffe, who was the head of the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Henry Knox. In the 1930s, Fort Knox expanded and dislocated Stithton and New Stithton. This led to the businessmen and residents of those communities shift to Radcliff. The fire department of the city was established in the year 1955. Radcliff is well known for having the largest number of fast food restaurants within 1 square mile in the U.S.

Radcliff and nearby Attractions

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Corydon Capitol Historic Site
  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Things To Do In Radcliff

The visitors to the city can visit the Saunders Spring Nature Preserve and can enjoy the facilities offered by Duvall Park. They may also visit the local churches like the Stovall Church, Stithon Church, Mill Creek Church, and Saint Christophers Church. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Thomas Edison House and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. The Louisville Zoo can also be visited while in the city.

Radcliff Transportation

Louisville International is the nearest airport.

Radcliff Higher Education

Elizabethtown Community College, University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community College offer higher educational opportunities.


Total Population 22,913
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,112
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,184
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,459
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,995


Median Family Income $52,265
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $683
Median House Value $118,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 10.5%

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

Radcliff Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 30 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 40160
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40159
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.84
Longitude -85.949

Radcliff Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 26.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ekron 203 $31,400
Elizabethtown 29,657 $58,077
Lebanon Junction 1,861 $50,529
Muldraugh 1,063 $32,961
Vine Grove 5,534 $70,729
West Point 955 $38,125

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

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Serves 1,406 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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