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Jefferson County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 760,026 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 693,604 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 139,996
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 55,001
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 186,358
Renter-occupied apartments: 114,178 (it was 100,654 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

31%

Land area: 385 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 1974 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.1%), Educational, health and social services (22.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.4%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 366,835  (48.3%)
Females: 393,191  (51.7%)
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Jefferson County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,259 ($39,457 in 1999)

This county:

$51,259
Kentucky:

$45,215

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $646 (lower quartile is $511, upper quartile is $842)
This county:

$646
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $155,700 (it was $100,800 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$155,700
Kentucky:

$130,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,100 - $244,000

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $219,651
Here:

$219,651
State:

$177,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $213,475
Here:

$213,475
State:

$187,637

In 2-unit structures: $264,171
Here:

$264,171
State:

$148,337

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,197
Here:

$114,197
State:

$126,491

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,543
Here:

$126,543
State:

$140,887

Mobile homes: $16,798
Here:

$16,798
State:

$58,224
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,201
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $454

Institutionalized population: 8,529

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Health of residents in Jefferson County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
67.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
51.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
57.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 171 pounds. This is more than average.
22.8% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2797 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 2978 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2002: 2749 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2003: 3164 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2004: 3237 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2005: 2041 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2006: 1453 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2007: 1805 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2008: 1017 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2009: 779 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 653 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2011: 634 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2012: 859 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2013: 943 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2014: 982 buildings, average cost: $207,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,584 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,327 (0.9%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.1%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 5.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.7% for other race residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.1%
Jefferson County:

15.1%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 5.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Louisville, KY-IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $785 a month.

Cities in this county include: Louisville, Jeffersontown, Pleasure Ridge Park, Valley Station, Newburg, Fern Creek, Okolona, St. Matthews, Highview, Shively.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.383 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 19.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Huerfano County, Colorado , Hamilton County, Illinois , Ouray County, Colorado , Henry County , Ness County, Kansas , Phelps County, Missouri , Rowan County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 37,969
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 23,895 (35% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

3.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10,234
  • 1990 to 1994: 4,541
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,120
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,317
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,367
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,009
  • 1970 to 1974: 639
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,668
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.3%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 202,956
  • One, attached: 7,956
  • Two: 7,456
  • 3 or 4: 21,208
  • 5 to 9: 23,053
  • 10 to 19: 18,355
  • 20 or more: 20,008
  • Mobile homes: 4,770
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 117,464 (15,073 second mortgage, 19,143 home equity loan, 601 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 51,821

Here:

69.4% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant180,149384
Catholic120,62060
Mainline Protestant48,598129
Black Protestant35,30570
Other19,94758
Orthodox1,1803
None335,297-
Jefferson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 127
Jefferson County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
This county:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 195
Jefferson County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 486
This county:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

10.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.6%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 78 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $25,338
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $769.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,540
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,210
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.46%
Corn for grain: 1019 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 319 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2022 harvested acres
Vegetables: 99 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 133 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 02, 2015 to April 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4217: May 01, 2015, FEMA Id: 4217, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 04, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1855: August 14, 2009, FEMA Id: 1855, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1802: October 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1802, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1471: June 03, 2003, FEMA Id: 1471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1163: March 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Explosion: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (9%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • India (8%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 265,977 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 36,332 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,777 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 83 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 38 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 44 (0%)
  • Taxi: 154 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 149 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 737 (0%)
  • Walked: 6,556 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,896 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,348 (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 5,182 people in nursing homes
  • 2,592 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,653 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,350 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 507 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 271 people in religious group quarters
  • 188 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 175 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 137 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 124 people in halfway houses
  • 108 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 89 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 85 people in state prisons
  • 83 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in institutions for the blind
  • 37 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 36 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 36 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 35 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 31 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 30 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 4,831 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,307 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,011 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,282 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 498 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 341 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 333 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 286 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 236 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 224 people in federal detention centers
  • 197 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 146 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 141 people in state prisons
  • 104 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 96 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 73 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 33 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,125.

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

1.75% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($13,449 average AGI)
2.71% relocated from other states ($26,496 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.71%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bullitt County, KY  0.35% ($29,686 average AGI)
from Clark County, IN  0.22% ($30,657)
from Oldham County, KY  0.21% ($42,733)
from Hardin County, KY  0.16% ($33,234)
from Fayette County, KY  0.16% ($48,480)
from Floyd County, IN  0.13% ($28,942)
from Shelby County, KY  0.12% ($39,442)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,843 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($536 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.04%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

1.64% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($14,452 average AGI)
2.79% relocated to other states ($28,855 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.79%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bullitt County, KY  0.40% ($34,667 average AGI)
to Clark County, IN  0.25% ($31,384)
to Oldham County, KY  0.23% ($66,295)
to Floyd County, IN  0.16% ($34,702)
to Fayette County, KY  0.12% ($32,046)
to Shelby County, KY  0.11% ($46,602)
to Hardin County, KY  0.10% ($30,227)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 114,745 (92,246 aged, 22,499 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,170 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (8,641)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (7,230)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (5,569)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,306)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,463)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,444)
  • Congestive heart failure (3,338)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,337)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (2,529)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,280)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,803
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 470
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,744

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,392
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 961
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 5,882

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 81.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 10.0
  • Other - 16.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.9
  • Suffocation - 24.5
  • Poisoning - 22.1
  • Other - 11.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 726,943
  • In family households: 580,435 (118,887 male householders, 70,095 female householders)
    126,329 spouses, 205,111 children (190,669 natural, 5,126 adopted, 9,316 stepchildren), 18,004 grandchildren, 7,360 brothers or sisters, 5,615 parents, 8,500 other relatives, 17,409 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 146,508 (55,241 male householders (43,300 living alone)), 64,952 female householders (55,543 living alone)), 26,315 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,153 (8,529 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 83,529 2-persons, 46,364 3-persons, 35,244 4-persons, 15,261 5-persons, 5,458 6-persons, 3,126 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 98,843 1-person, 17,927 2-persons, 2,379 3-persons, 730 4-persons, 210 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

98,371 married couples with children.
51,135 single-parent households (8,275 men, 42,860 women).

94.5% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,549,009,000 ($7,927 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,606,287,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,707,295,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $993,543,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $28,621,000
Federal grants: $832,759,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,574,472,000 ($1,455,933,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $412,319,000 ($70,385,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $22,567,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $587,917,000
Federal Government insurance: $604,584,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 51,970
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 37,334
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7,837
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -15,442
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 139.66 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,459
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,594
  • 2000 to 2009: 36,603
  • 1990 to 1999: 38,682
  • 1980 to 1989: 33,391
  • 1970 to 1979: 56,367
  • 1960 to 1969: 42,611
  • 1950 to 1959: 52,308
  • 1940 to 1949: 24,534
  • 1939 or earlier: 50,694
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 1 room: 106
  • 2 rooms: 620
  • 3 rooms: 3,218
  • 4 rooms: 15,676
  • 5 rooms: 43,171
  • 6 rooms: 44,227
  • 7 rooms: 32,033
  • 8 rooms: 23,080
  • 9+ rooms: 24,227
  • 1 room: 3,793
  • 2 rooms: 8,021
  • 3 rooms: 22,380
  • 4 rooms: 30,604
  • 5 rooms: 20,874
  • 6 rooms: 8,898
  • 7 rooms: 3,440
  • 8 rooms: 1,491
  • 9+ rooms: 1,153
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no bedroom: 271
  • 1 bedroom: 4,952
  • 2 bedrooms: 36,288
  • 3 bedrooms: 95,202
  • 4 bedrooms: 41,248
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8,397
  • no bedroom: 4,665
  • 1 bedroom: 33,127
  • 2 bedrooms: 41,710
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,015
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,646
  • 5+ bedrooms: 491
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no vehicle: 9,276
  • 1 vehicle: 57,044
  • 2 vehicles: 85,711
  • 3 vehicles: 26,595
  • 4 vehicles: 5,994
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,738
  • no vehicle: 23,126
  • 1 vehicle: 50,602
  • 2 vehicles: 22,459
  • 3 vehicles: 3,468
  • 4 vehicles: 690
  • 5+ vehicles: 309

55% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Kentucky.

Jefferson County:

54.6%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 510,210
  • Northeast: 21,497
  • Midwest: 65,316
  • South: 55,604
  • West: 12,867

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $92,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.6%)
  • Electricity (15.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (57.9%)
  • Electricity (38.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17,574
Here:

22.7%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,139
Here:

19.2%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,524
Here:

22.2%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $12,641,000
    General: $11,923,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,111,000
    Regular Highways: $5,287,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $54,919,000
    Police Protection: $50,214,000
    Corrections - Other: $37,880,000
    Welfare - Other: $17,271,000
    Air Transportation: $16,489,000
    General Public Buildings: $9,874,000
    Housing & Community Development: $8,295,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,695,000
    Regular Highways: $6,675,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,619,000
    Financial Administration: $4,530,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,832,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,213,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $973,000
    Parks & Recreation: $680,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $143,942,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $7,322,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,711,000
    General: $4,497,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $36,147,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $124,464,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $57,146,000
  • Charges - All Other: $25,424,000
    Regular Highways: $4,626,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,890,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,445,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,165,000
    Health & Hospitals: $8,578,000
    Housing & Community Development: $6,396,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,685,000
    Highways: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $132,428,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,956,000
    Property Sale Other: $2,683,000
    Rents: $387,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,667,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,709,000
    Public Welfare: $636,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $83,895,000
    Property: $64,018,000
    Other Selective Sales: $13,731,000
    NEC: $6,439,000
    Public Utilities: $1,626,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,847,262,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $299,142,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $158,322,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $143,617,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,957,915,000
    Other, NEC: $145,251,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $47,669,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,274,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $90,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $80,000,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $45,445,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,457,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,009,236,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 20,630
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,522
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 19,108
  • Number of recipients under 18: 5,103
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 12,542
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,985
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 6,450
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 9,835
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 170 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,204$136,5874,236$151,20016,888$162,606827$64,87194$1,538,1381,816$96,85444$24,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED172$125,564258$127,8141,151$158,141142$46,4513$1,319,00086$118,30245$26,622
APPLICATIONS DENIED589$127,022732$123,9186,351$146,829823$41,33225$999,720512$90,25243$34,744
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN414$132,655430$157,0773,866$161,020138$81,1749$757,444172$105,2974$26,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS75$131,893105$176,3051,139$162,35747$80,5531$200,00044$81,0910$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 146 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED532$182,838590$184,8788$168,625
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED141$179,929219$170,0236$118,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED52$175,86582$210,8782$146,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$209,90363$213,9371$128,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$123,38521$155,5717$77,429

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Jefferson County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8,79078.5 years
William7,04572.6 years
James6,06470.2 years
John5,93173.2 years
Charles4,33371.6 years
Robert4,04370.4 years
George3,07774.3 years
Joseph2,94272.7 years
Margaret2,44079.2 years
Anna2,35379.8 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,61574.1 years
Brown1,74174.2 years
Johnson1,66073.7 years
Miller1,64075.4 years
Jones1,42074.0 years
Williams1,36773.2 years
Davis1,08573.3 years
Wilson99872.9 years
Thompson95674.2 years
Taylor91773.8 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, KY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI3KFC15
ALDO1Kincaid1
AMF Bowling2Kmart3
AT&T9Kohl's3
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kroger21
Abercrombie Kids2La Quinta2
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy5
Advance Auto Parts5Lane Bryant3
Aeropostale2Lane Furniture5
American Eagle Outfitters3LensCrafters2
Ann Taylor4Little Caesars Pizza8
Apple Store1Long John Silver's5
Applebee's7Lowe's4
Arby's18Macy's2
Ashley Furniture2Marriott5
Audi1Marshalls2
AutoZone14MasterBrand Cabinets7
Avenue1Mazda2
BMW1McDonald's34
Bakers1Meijer3
Banana Republic2Men's Wearhouse5
Barnes & Noble2Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins3Motel 61
Bath & Body Works6Motherhood Maternity4
Baymont Inn1New Balance9
Bebe1New York & Co2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nike22
Best Western3Nissan3
Big O Tires9Office Depot5
Blockbuster5OfficeMax1
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy3
Brookstone1Olive Garden3
Budget Car Rental1Outback4
Buffalo Wild Wings5Outback Steakhouse4
Burger King11Pac Sun2
CVS10Panera Bread6
Cache2Papa John's Pizza8
CarMax1Payless8
Casual Male XL2Penske4
Catherines2PetSmart3
Charlotte Russe2Pier 1 Imports3
Chevrolet4Pizza Hut12
Chick-Fil-A6Plato's Closet2
Chico's2Popeyes3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pottery Barn1
Circle K1Pottery Barn Kids1
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill8
Coldwater Creek1Quality2
ColorTyme1Quiznos3
Comfort Inn1RadioShack11
Comfort Suites2Ramada2
Costco1Red Lobster2
Cracker Barrel2Red Robin2
Cricket Wireless18Red Roof Inn3
Curves8Rite Aid13
DHL3Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen14Rue211
Days Inn4Ryan's Grill1
Deb1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Dennys2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza8SONIC Drive-In9
DressBarn2Sam's Club2
Dressbarn2Sears11
Dunkin Donuts20Sephora3
Econo Lodge1Shoe Carnival4
Eddie Bauer1Skechers USA1
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn2
Express2Soma Intimates1
Extended Stay America3Spencer Gifts2
Fashion Bug3Sprint Nextel8
FedEx67Staples5
Finish Line2Starbucks23
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Steak 'n Shake5
Foot Locker3Subaru2
Ford5Suburban1
Forever 211Subway41
GNC15Super 81
GameStop16T-Mobile24
Gap2T.J.Maxx3
Goodwill8Taco Bell17
Gymboree2Talbots2
H&R Block17Target7
Hardee's2The Cheesecake Factory1
Havertys Furniture1The Limited2
Hawthorn1Toyota2
Hilton4Toys"R"Us8
Hobby Lobby2Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn8U-Haul18
Hollister Co.2UPS100
Home Depot5Value City Furniture2
HomeTown Buffet2Vans5
Homestead Studio Suites1Verizon Wireless3
Honda2Victoria's Secret4
Hot Topic2Volkswagen2
Hyatt1Waffle House11
Hyundai2Walgreens26
IHOP1Walmart12
InTown Suites4Wendy's19
J. Jill1Wet Seal1
J.Crew1White Castle12
JCPenney3Whole Foods Market1
JoS. A. Bank2Wingate1
Jones New York5YMCA5
Journeys2Z Gallerie1
Justice4

Jefferson County on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"