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Overview

Introduction to Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Shepherdsville, Kentucky, in Bullitt county, is 18 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is in the Louisville area.

Shepherdsville History

Shepherdsville was founded in the year 1793. It was named after Adam Shepherd. Initially, the major industry was salt production. The first post office in the city was established in 1806. During the Civil War, the railroad bridge on the Salt River was a potential target for sabotage and thereby the Union troops guarded it. In 1836, Paroquet Springs, a mineral water spa was opened. However, it was burned in 1879. The growth of the city was marked by the construction of the Kentucky Turnpike in the 1950s.

Shepherdsville and nearby Attractions

  • Corydon Capitol Historic Site
  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
  • Thomas Edison House
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Yew Dell Gardens

Things To Do In Shepherdsville

Tourists can visit the Shepherdsville Church while in the city. They can also take a trip of the Louisville Zoo, which provides an interesting insight to wild life. Visitors to the city of Shepherdsville may also plan a trip to the beautiful Yew Dell Gardens. The Bourbon Heritage Center, Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, and Kentucky Railway Museum are among the interesting museums nearby.

Shepherdsville Transportation

Louisville International Airport - Standiford Field provides air transportation facilities.

Shepherdsville Higher Education

University of Louisville, Sullivan University, and the Bellarmine University provide scopes for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,869
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+5,601
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,326
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,113
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,665

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,990
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$756
Median House Value$128,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.6%
German13.2%
Irish9.9%
English8.5%
Scottish3.4%
Dutch2.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Italian0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Afghan)0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Shepherdsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bullitt County
Standard Zip Codes40165
Company Zip Codes40166
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.98
Approximate Longitude-85.71

Shepherdsville 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
Distance6.1 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
Distance13.5 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
StationELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hillview8,688$61,489
Lebanon Junction1,851$49,375
Mount Washington14,088$74,514
Radcliff22,806$52,460
West Buechel1,175$33,542
West Point930$40,625

Shepherdsville Public Libraries

Bullitt County Library District
127 NORTH WALNUT STREET
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
(502) 543-7675

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Shepherdsville Public Schools

Bernheim Middle School
700 Audubon Dr
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 472
Brooks Elementary School
1800 E Blue Lick Rd
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Bullitt Alternative Center
381 High School Dr
ZIP: 40165
(502) 543-8300
Other
Total Enrollment 39
Bullitt Central High School
1330 Hwy 44 E
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-6000
High
Total Enrollment 1270
Bullitt County Area Technology Center
395 High School Drive
ZIP: 40165
(502) 543-7018
Bullitt Lick Middle School
555 W Blue Lick Rd
ZIP: 40165
(502) 543-6806
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Cedar Grove Elementary
1900 Cedar Grove Road
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Freedom Elementary School
4682 North Preston Hwy.
ZIP: 40165
(502) 955-9795
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Hebron Middle School
3300 E Hebron Ln
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 498
North Bullitt High School
3200 E Hebron Ln
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1160
Riverview Opportunity Center
383 High School Dr
ZIP: 40165
(502) 543-1884
High
Total Enrollment 163
Roby Elementary School
1148 Hwy 44 E
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Shepherdsville Elementary
527 W Blue Lick Rd
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Zoneton Middle School
797 Old Preston Hwy N
ZIP: 40165
(502) 869-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 525

Shepherdsville Private Schools

Little Flock Christian Academy
5500 N Preston Hwy
ZIP: 40165
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
Rolling Hills Christian School
4290 N Preston Hwy
ZIP: 40165
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
St Aloysius Gonzaga Academy
197 S Plum St
ZIP: 40165
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
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