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West Buechel, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of West Buechel had a population of 1,166 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.1942 and longitude -85.6676 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Buechel (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Buechel 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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West Buechel, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,166
Daytime Population: Workers 2,199
Daytime Population: Residents 543
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,742
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.35
Population in Households 1,166
Population in Familes 827
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,824
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $30,121
Average Household Income $35,673
Per Capita Income $16,022


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (11.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 455 (77.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $107,609


Total Households 524
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 279
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 -0.73% -0.33%
Households -0.72% -0.35%
Families -1.0% -0.58%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 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 # 217 60th
Population Density # 133 76th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 453 16th
Per Capita Income # 507 6th

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