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Shepherdsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Shepherdsville had a population of 13,139 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shepherdsville is located at latitude 37.9861 and longitude -85.7087 in Bullitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shepherdsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Bullitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Shepherdsville (GNIS ID: 2405458) 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 Shepherdsville is located within Shepherdsville Northwest Division of Bullitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shepherdsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 13,139
Daytime Population: Workers 9,299
Daytime Population: Residents 6,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 12,879
Population in Familes 10,635
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density2 1,115
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $46,975
Average Household Income $57,485
Per Capita Income $21,629


Total Housing Units 5,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,108 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,786 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $141,762
Average Home Value $160,867


Total Households 4,894
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 3,487
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 1.78% 1.55%
Households 1.75% 1.53%
Families 1.77% 1.42%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Shepherdsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shepherdsville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 34 94th
Population Density # 223 59th
Diversity Index # 288 47th
Median Household Income # 200 63rd
Per Capita Income # 288 47th

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