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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.

People

Total Population 11,695
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,505
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,560
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,186

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,780
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $736
Median House Value $122,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 9%

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

Shepherdsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky
County Bullitt
Metro Area Louisville
Standard Zip Codes 40165
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.988
Longitude -85.715

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)

Station BERNHEIM FOREST
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station LOUISVILLE STANDIFORD AP
Distance 13.5 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 ELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shepherdsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Shepherdsvlle (40165)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hillview 7,904 $55,911
Lebanon Junction 1,861 $50,529
Mount Washington 13,736 $70,495
Radcliff 22,913 $52,265
West Buechel 1,196 $33,200
West Point 955 $38,125

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

Shepherdsville Public Libraries

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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BULLITT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
1330 HWY 44 E
502-543-7021
Serves 1,199 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

NORTH BULLITT HIGH SCHOOL
3200 E HEBRON LN
502-957-2186
Serves 908 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

RIVERVIEW HIGH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
383 HIGH SCHOOL DR
502-543-1884
A Non-traditional School
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

BULLITT COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT SCH
381 HIGH SCHOOL DR
502-955-8300
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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