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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.

People

Total Population 26,953
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 14,306
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.5%
Median Earnings25+ $38,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,795

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,963
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $853
Median House Value $162,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 12.9%

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

Jeffersontown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jefferson
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40299
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40269
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.194
Longitude -85.564

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)

Station LOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance 9.2 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 SHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance 19.8 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 27.9 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
Anchorage 2,172 $184,808
Lyndon 11,244 $62,515
Middletown 7,788 $86,667
Pewee Valley 1,615 $109,097
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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Jeffersontown High Schools

JEFFERSONTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
9600 OLD SIX MILE LANE
502-485-8275
Serves 960 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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