Louisville-Jefferson County

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Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky

527 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 574-5700
Fax: (502) 574-5784
www.louisvilleky.gov

On the northwestern border of KY, west of Lexington; organized May 1, 1780 (prior to statehood) from Kentucky County. Name Origin: For Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. patriot and statesman; third U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 398.58 (land 385.09; water 13.49) Population per square mile: 1817.30
Population 2005: 699,827 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 4.30% Population 2000: 693,604 (White 76.40%; Black or African American 18.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 1.40%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $22,352; median household $39,457; Population below poverty level: 12.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,504-$36,071
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Louisville County seat (556,332)
  • Jeffersontown (26,232)
  • Saint Matthews (17,374)
  • Shively (15,258)
  • Lyndon (10,270)

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky as a premier participant in the National Flood Insurance Programs (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).