Louisville, KY 40242 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 40242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Louisville, KY 40242

Acceptable Alternative
Briarwood, KY 40242
Langdon Place, KY 40242
Lyndon, KY 40242
Meadow Vale, KY 40242
Murray Hill, KY 40242
Old Brownsboro Place, KY 40242
Old Brownsbro, KY 40242
Plantation, KY 40242
Rolling Hills, KY 40242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 114
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,173
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 614
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.257, Longitude -85.602
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Louisville, KY 40242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,243
Daytime Population: Workers 1,347
Daytime Population: Residents 4,575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,922
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 10,131
Population in Familes 7,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 3,995
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $64,743
Average Household Income $83,872
Per Capita Income $35,692


Total Housing Units 4,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,852 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,481 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $195,538
Average Home Value $216,374


Total Households 4,333
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,619
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.34%
Households 0.2% 0.33%
Families -0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Louisville, KY 40242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40242 to the other 756 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 134 82nd
Population Density # 19 98th
Diversity Index # 47 94th
Median Household Income # 41 95th
Per Capita Income # 32 96th

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