Overview

Introduction to Mount Washington, Kentucky

Mount Washington, Kentucky is 18 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Bullitt county. The city is part of the Louisville metro area.

Mount Washington History

The city was first named Mount Vernon after George Washington's home in Virginia. It was later changed to Mount Washington because a community with similar name already existed. The city of Mount Washington was founded in the early 19th century. It was incorporated in the year 1822 as Mount Vernon but was changed to Mount Washington later. The city was sparsely populated in the early years but gradually became a business hub and a populated city.

Mount Washington and nearby Attractions

  • Broad Run Vineyards and Winery
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing L
  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • Louisville Slugger Museum

Things To Do In Mount Washington

Tourists can visit the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site which is an 1867 mansion of Indiana displaying the early 19th century antiquities. A riverside ride along the Ohio River which is known as the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is also a pleasant experience. Tourists can also be a part of the festivals of the city. The Mount Washington Fall Festival is organized every year in the month of September.

Mount Washington Transportation

Flights are available from Louisville International Airport - Standiford Field.

Mount Washington Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by University of Louisville, Spalding University, Kentucky State University, and Sullivan University.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,433
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+7,128
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$43,980
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,066

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,692
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$724
Median House Value$165,400

Ancestry

German17.8%
Irish13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
English9.7%
Italian4.1%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh1%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Polish0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
African0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
South African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Mount Washington Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyBullitt County
Standard Zip Codes40047
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.04
Approximate Longitude-85.55

Mount Washington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBERNHEIM FOREST
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationLOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance13.8 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
StationBARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance18.4 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
Hillview8,987$67,733
Jeffersontown28,178$80,568
Middletown7,865$96,197
Shepherdsville12,117$60,744
Taylorsville1,547$38,375
West Buechel1,501$39,271

Mount Washington Public Schools

Bullitt East High School
11450 Hwy 44e
ZIP: 40047
(502) 869-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1412
Crossroads Elementary
156 Erin Circle
ZIP: 40047
(502) 869-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Eastside Middle School
6925 Hwy 44e
ZIP: 40047
(502) 538-3767
Middle
Total Enrollment 619
Mt. Washington Elementary
9234 Hwy 44 E
ZIP: 40047
(502) 538-4273
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Mt. Washington Middle School
269 Water St
ZIP: 40047
(502) 538-4227
Middle
Total Enrollment 517
Old Mill Elementary School
11540 Hwy 44 E
ZIP: 40047
(502) 538-7994
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
6415 Hwy 44 E
ZIP: 40047
(502) 538-3129
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
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