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, 2016)


Total Population 10,859
Population in Households 10,734
Population in Familes 8,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 125
Population Density1 3,799
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 4,600
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,733
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,965 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,635 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $195,055
Average Home Value $211,417


Median Household Income $60,869
Average Household Income $77,909
Per Capita Income $33,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.26%
Households -0.06% 0.23%
Families -0.35% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Louisville, KY 40242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40242 to the other 755 ZIP Codes 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 # 129 83rd
Population Density1 # 22 97th
Diversity Index2 # 46 94th
Median Household Income # 44 94th
Per Capita Income # 31 96th

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