Introduction to Shively, Kentucky

Shively, Kentucky, in Jefferson county, is 4 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is conveniently located inside the Louisville metropolitan area. There are an estimated 15,157 people in Shively.

Shively History

The city was originally settled and farmed in 1780. Shively was named after Jacob and Christian William Shively. They were among the early settlers of the area. William Shively formed a mill in this area, which is known as Mill Creek. It was formerly known as Shively Precinct. The city was incorporated in the year 1938.

Shively and nearby Attractions

  • Shively Park
  • Conrad - Caldwell House Museum
  • Shively Church
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park

Things To Do In Shively

Tourists in Shively can visit the Filson Museum, Frazier Historical Arms Museum, and Conrad - Caldwell House Museum. Shively Park and Falls of the Ohio State Park are notable attraction for the people. The Shively Church and Saint Pauls Church are some of the local churches.

Shively Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport offers air transportation opportunities.

Shively Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities such as the Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Bellarmine University, and Elizabethtown Community College.


Total Population 15,570
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 6,640
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 33.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $42,236
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%


People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $602
Median House Value $99,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 6.6%

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

Shively Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jefferson
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40216
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40256
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.211
Longitude -85.822

Shively Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.2 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
Station SALEM
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glenview 460 $234,643
Hillview 7,904 $55,911
Lyndon 11,244 $62,515
St. Matthews 17,837 $72,458
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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