West Buechel, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Buechel, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of West Buechel had a population of 1,164 as of July 1, 2016. West Buechel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Buechel is located at latitude 38.1942 and longitude -85.6676 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Buechel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The City of West Buechel (GNIS ID: 2405705) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of West Buechel is located within Central Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Buechel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Buechel, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,164
Population in Households 1,164
Population in Familes 824
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,821
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 523
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (11.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 456 (77.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $82,447
Average Home Value $108,582


Median Household Income $27,829
Average Household Income $33,198
Per Capita Income $14,907
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.38%
Households -0.86% -0.42%
Families -1.27% -0.73%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   0.6%
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.

West Buechel, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Buechel to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 221 59th
Population Density1 # 131 76th
Diversity Index2 # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 478 12th
Per Capita Income # 516 5th

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