Jeffersontown, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jeffersontown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jeffersontown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 38.2055 and longitude -85.5697. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Jeffersontown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jeffersontown, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jeffersontown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Jeffersontown (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jeffersontown: Bruners Town, Brunerstown, Jefferson, Jefferson Town.

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


Total Population 26,842
Population in Households 26,567
Population in Familes 21,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 275
Population Density1 2,705
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 11,244
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,297 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,947 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 733 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $188,687
Average Home Value $210,321


Median Household Income $57,034
Average Household Income $71,831
Per Capita Income $30,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.49%
Households 0.38% 0.55%
Families 0.21% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.


Jeffersontown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jeffersontown 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 # 13 98th
Population Density1 # 83 84th
Diversity Index2 # 40 93rd
Median Household Income # 103 81st
Per Capita Income # 102 81st

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