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Shepherdsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Shepherdsville is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Shepherdsville.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bullitt County at latitude 37.9884 and longitude -85.7158. Bullitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Shepherdsville (see map) encompass a land area of 11.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles.

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Shepherdsville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,872
Population in Households 11,612
Population in Familes 9,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density1 1,227
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 4,479
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,820 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,659 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $139,867
Average Home Value $152,162


Median Household Income $44,218
Average Household Income $53,878
Per Capita Income $20,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.33% 1.38%
Households 1.53% 1.47%
Families 1.71% 1.34%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shepherdsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherdsville to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 94th
Population Density1 # 195 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 299 43rd
Median Household Income # 198 62nd
Per Capita Income # 262 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.