Overview

Introduction to Jeffersontown, Kentucky

Jeffersontown, Kentucky, in Jefferson county, is 11 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is in the Louisville area.

Jeffersontown History

The first settlers came to Jeffersontown by the late 1790s. Abraham Bruner was the first to visualize the area as a town in 1794. It was then known as Brunerstown. The Jefferson County Court established the town of Jefferson in 1797. Later on, the name of the city was changed to Jeffersontown. The city was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson.

Jeffersontown and nearby Attractions

  • Sky View Park
  • Farmington Historic Home
  • E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
  • Thomas Edison House
  • The Jeffersontown Historical Museum

Things To Do In Jeffersontown

In Jeffersontown, tourists can take a look around the Jeffersontown Historical Museum. Other notable attractions include the Farmington Historic Home and Thomas Edison House. The E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Sky View Park is also a popular destination. The Gaslight Festival is hosted by Jeffersontown in every September.

Jeffersontown Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport provides air transportation opportunities.

Jeffersontown Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population28,178
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+15,075
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,540
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,497
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,177

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,568
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$953
Median House Value$176,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.8%
German18.1%
Irish13.5%
English9.9%
Italian3.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Polish2.2%
Scottish2%
Russian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Arab0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Swiss0.8%
African0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Iranian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Jeffersontown Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyJefferson County
Standard Zip Codes40299
P.O. Box Zip Codes40269
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.22
Approximate Longitude-85.74

Jeffersontown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationBARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anchorage2,281$210,469
Lyndon11,427$74,054
Middletown7,865$96,197
Pewee Valley1,568$131,458
St. Matthews18,147$79,155
West Buechel1,501$39,271

Jeffersontown Public Schools

Jeffersontown Elementary
3610 Cedarwood Way
ZIP: 40299
(502) 485-8274
Primary
Total Enrollment 768
Jeffersontown High School
9600 Old Six Mile Lane
ZIP: 40299
(502) 485-8275
High
Total Enrollment 1386
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