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Overview

Introduction to St. Matthews, Kentucky

St. Matthews, Kentucky, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is part of the Louisville metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 15,852 people live in St. Matthews.

St. Matthews History

The present day city of St. Matthews was first settled in 1779. Colonial James John Floyd was the first settler. The city was named honoring the first church of the area which was known as St. Matthews Episcopal Church. The name became official in 1851 with a new post office established in the area with the same name.

St. Matthews and nearby Attractions

  • Frazier Historical Arms Museum
  • E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
  • Saint Johns Church
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park

Things To Do In St. Matthews

One can go to the several museums like Conrad - Caldwell House Museum, Frazier Historical Arms Museum, and Filson Museum. A walk can be enjoyed by the Weicher Creek. Tourists can also spend their free hours at the E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park and the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which offer many recreational facilities. Saint Johns Church is in the city.

St. Matthews Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport is the nearest airport.

St. Matthews Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Sullivan University, Bellarmine University, Jefferson Community College, and University of Louisville.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

St Matthews Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jefferson
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40207
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40257
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.252
Longitude -85.655

St Matthews Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station LOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance 6.4 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 SHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance 25 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
Station BARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance 33.6 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
Glenview 460 $234,643
Jeffersontown 26,953 $74,963
Lyndon 11,244 $62,515
Middletown 7,788 $86,667
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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