Jeffersontown, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jeffersontown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jeffersontown had a population of 27,617 as of July 1, 2017. Jeffersontown 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 Jeffersontown is located at latitude 38.2055 and longitude -85.5697 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Jeffersontown (GNIS ID: 2404797) 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 Jeffersontown is located within Southeast Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

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

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

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


Total Population 27,617
Daytime Population: Workers 36,139
Daytime Population: Residents 11,654
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.73
Population in Households 27,323
Population in Familes 21,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density2 2,782
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $59,272
Average Household Income $76,585
Per Capita Income $32,110


Total Housing Units 12,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,507 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,996 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 691 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $174,207
Average Home Value $186,264


Total Households 11,502
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,296
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 0.52% 0.56%
Households 0.54% 0.56%
Families 0.38% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Jeffersontown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jeffersontown 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 # 15 97th
Population Density # 80 85th
Diversity Index # 38 93rd
Median Household Income # 111 80th
Per Capita Income # 92 83rd

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