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Overview

Introduction to Shively, Kentucky

Shively, Kentucky, in Jefferson county, is 4 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is conveniently located inside the Louisville metropolitan area.

Shively History

The city was originally settled and farmed in 1780. Shively was named after Jacob and Christian William Shively. They were among the early settlers of the area. William Shively formed a mill in this area, which is known as Mill Creek. It was formerly known as Shively Precinct. The city was incorporated in the year 1938.

Shively and nearby Attractions

  • Shively Park
  • Conrad - Caldwell House Museum
  • Shively Church
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park

Things To Do In Shively

Tourists in Shively can visit the Filson Museum, Frazier Historical Arms Museum, and Conrad - Caldwell House Museum. Shively Park and Falls of the Ohio State Park are notable attraction for the people. The Shively Church and Saint Pauls Church are some of the local churches.

Shively Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport offers air transportation opportunities.

Shively Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities such as the Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Bellarmine University, and Elizabethtown Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,625
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+6,893
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married33.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,787
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,210
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,281

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,556
% Above Poverty Level76.7%
% Below Poverty Level23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$624
Median House Value$99,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.6%
German6.5%
Irish5.3%
English4.1%
West Indian2%
African1.9%
Haitian1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Italian0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Polish0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Shively Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes40216
P.O. Box Zip Codes40256
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.19
Approximate Longitude-85.84

Shively 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
Distance5.2 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
StationSALEM
Distance31.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE 1 E
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glenview481$239,375
Hillview8,688$61,489
Lyndon11,310$63,558
St. Matthews17,930$75,463
West Buechel1,175$33,542
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