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West Buechel, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of West Buechel had a population of 1,182 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.197 and longitude -85.6633 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Buechel 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.


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West Buechel, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Buechel, KY Housing Affordability Index is 159
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Buechel, KY Wealth Index is 26
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,182 (100%)
Population in Households 1,182 (100.0%)
Population in Families 833 (70.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,849
Diversity Index2 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,615
Average Household Income $40,704
Per Capita Income $18,309
Wealth Index4 26

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (13.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 450 (76.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $106,667
Housing Affordability Index3 159
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 531
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.17%
Households -0.42% -0.23%
Families -0.74% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2019 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 # 217 60th
Population Density # 125 77th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 432 20th
Per Capita Income # 445 18th

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