Shepherdsville, Kentucky

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Introduction to Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Shepherdsville, Kentucky, in Bullitt county, is 18 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is in the Louisville area. There are 8,334 residents in Shepherdsville.

Shepherdsville History

Shepherdsville was founded in the year 1793. It was named after Adam Shepherd. Initially, the major industry was salt production. The first post office in the city was established in 1806. During the Civil War, the railroad bridge on the Salt River was a potential target for sabotage and thereby the Union troops guarded it. In 1836, Paroquet Springs, a mineral water spa was opened. However, it was burned in 1879. The growth of the city was marked by the construction of the Kentucky Turnpike in the 1950s.

Shepherdsville and nearby Attractions

  • Corydon Capitol Historic Site
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • Thomas Edison House
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Yew Dell Gardens

Things To Do In Shepherdsville

Tourists can visit the Shepherdsville Church while in the city. They can also take a trip of the Louisville Zoo, which provides an interesting insight to wild life. Visitors to the city of Shepherdsville may also plan a trip to the beautiful Yew Dell Gardens. The Bourbon Heritage Center, Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, and Kentucky Railway Museum are among the interesting museums nearby.

Shepherdsville Transportation

Louisville International Airport - Standiford Field provides air transportation facilities.

Shepherdsville Higher Education

University of Louisville, Sullivan University, and the Bellarmine University provide scopes for higher education.

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Comparative Profile of Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Comparing Shepherdsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Senior Citizens 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 4
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
Median Family Income 4 7
People Above Poverty 3 6
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 3
People Living Alone 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 3 2
Low Property Crime 3 2

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Shepherdsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky
County Bullitt
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40165
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.988
Longitude -85.715

Shepherdsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.1 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 13.5 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
Distance 20.5 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
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Shepherdsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,334 100%
Male 4,059 48.7%
Female 4,275 51.3%
Under 18 2,405 28.9%
18+ 5,929 71.1%
65+ 674 8.1%
Median Age 29.1
Average Family Size 2.96
White 8,104 97.2%
African-American 77 0.9%
Asian 31 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 0.3%
Other 10 0.1%
Mixed Race 81 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 62 0.7%

Estimated Shepherdsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,874
Growth 540
Growth % 6.5%

Shepherdsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 46.3%
German 14%
Irish 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 8.3%
Italian 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
European 1.7%
Scottish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
British 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shepherdsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Shepherdsvlle (40165)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shepherdsville 8,334 $40,878
Hillview 7,037 $45,594
Lebanon Junction 1,801 $38,021
Mount Washington 8,485 $46,507
Radcliff 21,961 $41,260
West Buechel 1,301 $35,588
West Point 1,100 $35,139

Shepherdsville Public Libraries

Bullitt County Public Library District
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
(502) 543-7675
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Shepherdsville High Schools (2004)

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1330 HWY 44 E
Serves 1,199 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

Serves 908 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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