is a city in Jefferson County
, United States
. The population was 26,633 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population is estimated to be 26,100, making Jeffersontown the eleventh largest city in Kentucky. When the Louisville and Jefferson County governments merged in 2003, Jeffersontown (commonly called "J-Town" by those familiar with the area) did not join the consolidated government, resulting in some discrepancy between the official Census Bureau
statistics for Louisville-Jefferson County and those compiled by the Metro government, as the Census Bureau does not include the incorporated cities within Jefferson County in the population for Louisville Metro.
Jeffersontown was founded in the late 18th century by Abraham Bruner as "Brunerstown". The city was chartered as Jeffersontown in 1797, after then Vice-President Thomas Jefferson
Jeffersontown is located at (38.206102, -85.573619).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 square miles (25.8 km²), of which, 9.9 square miles (25.8 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 26,633 people, 10,653 households, and 7,275 families residing in the city. The population density
was 2,675.9 people per square mile (1,033.5/km²). There were 11,220 housing units at an average density of 1,127.3/sq mi (435.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.74% White
, 8.65% African American
, 0.21% Native American
, 1.77% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 1.14% from other races
, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.54% of the population.
There were 10,653 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $51,999, and the median income for a family was $60,951. Males had a median income of $41,345 versus $29,537 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,977. About 3.7% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.
Jeffersontown is the birthplace of successful children's music songwriter Kathie Hill