Jefferson County, Kentucky Population 2018

Jefferson County, Kentucky's estimated population is 771,158 with a growth rate of 1.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Kentucky is the 1st largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017771,15811,4341.51%
2016759,724-7,611-0.99%
2016767,3352,9940.39%
2015764,3413,2420.43%
2014761,0993,1440.41%
2013757,9556,5780.88%
2012751,3775,0400.68%
2011746,3374,3190.58%
2010742,01877,08111.59%
1990664,937-20,067-2.93%
1980685,004-10,051-1.45%
1970695,05584,10813.77%
1960610,947126,33226.07%
1950484,61599,22325.75%
1940385,39230,0428.45%
1930355,35068,98124.09%
1920286,36923,4498.92%
1910262,92030,37113.06%
1900232,54943,95123.30%
1890188,59842,58829.17%
1880146,01027,05722.75%
1870118,95329,54933.05%
186089,40429,57349.43%
185059,83123,48564.62%
184036,34612,36751.57%
183023,9793,21115.46%
182020,7687,36955.00%
181013,3994,64553.06%
18008,7543,98983.71%
17904,7650.00%

Jefferson County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White552,489
Black or African American159,215
Two or More Races22,162
Asian19,339
Some Other Race5,030
American Indian and Alaska Native1,114
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander375

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Jefferson County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Jefferson County, Kentucky Median Age

38


Total

36.5


Male

39.8


Female

Jefferson County, Kentucky Adults

There are 587,267 adults, (110,160 of which are seniors) in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Jefferson County, Kentucky Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

392,730

51.69%

Male

366,994

48.31%

Jefferson County, Kentucky Households and Families

Jefferson County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All61.2%38.8%
Male55.4%44.6%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Female42.3%57.7%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All310,3552.461.2
Married125,5743.1281.9
Non Family124,5501.2447.9
Female44,9903.2842.3
Male15,2413.2455.4

3.08

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson County, Kentucky Households

Jefferson County, Kentucky Education

Jefferson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade17,7163.41%
9th to 12th Grade37,9927.30%
High School Graduate140,88027.09%
Some College117,29722.55%
Associates Degree40,6177.81%
Bachelors Degree97,30318.71%
Graduate Degree68,31613.13%

Jefferson County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White383,344348,340134,534
Black97,53483,92016,754
Hispanic19,74115,0545,082
Asian12,33510,5387,222
Multiple Races7,5196,9052,310
Other Race2,9572,141731
Native American796707173
Islander21916040

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 58.55%.

Jefferson County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,968$41,015$31,306
Less Than High School$20,174$23,432$15,938
High School Grad$26,751$30,607$22,911
Some College$32,625$38,193$29,160
Bachelors Degree$47,018$55,156$40,860
Graduate Degree$60,476$72,880$52,333

$35,968

Average Earnings

$41,015

Average Male

$31,306

Average Female

Jefferson County, Kentucky Language

Jefferson County, Kentucky Language by Age

Jefferson County, Kentucky Language

91.28% of Jefferson County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 8.72% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.86% of the population.

Jefferson County, Kentucky Poverty

Jefferson County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White513,92855,61210.82%
Black155,81247,09230.22%
Hispanic36,0419,23325.62%
Multiple21,4205,10423.83%
Asian19,1942,78314.50%
Other4,96381516.42%
Native1,08731428.89%

16.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.64%

Male Poverty Rate

17.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Kentucky is Black, with 30.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Kentucky is White, with 10.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.60%.

Jefferson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.59%
High School15.50%
Some College11.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Jefferson County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.66%
Male Unemployed35.93%
Female Employed9.28%
Male Employed6.06%

Jefferson County, Kentucky Income

Jefferson County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,099$70,742
Families$64,689$86,988
Married Families$83,447$105,947
Non Families$31,657$44,233

Jefferson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Jefferson County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Jefferson County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Jefferson County, Kentucky Veterans

Jefferson County, Kentucky Veterans by War

50,310

Number of Veterans

46,631

Male Veterans

3,679

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam17,844
First Gulf War9,106
Second Gulf War6,791
Korea4,908
World War II3,018

Jefferson County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5413,043
65 to 7411,768
75+11,403
55 to 6410,161
18 to 343,935

Jefferson County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White38,7268.73%
Black10,3319.04%
Hispanic1,2155.16%
2 or More8598.52%
Asian1531.07%
Indian12013.19%
Other1042.98%
Hawaiian176.09%

Jefferson County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Kentucky Employment Status

Jefferson County, Kentucky Employment by Age

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Jefferson County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jefferson County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Louisville/Jefferson County balance596332616261199293.34%
Jeffersontown27019273523331.23%
St. Matthews17501180715703.26%
Shively15262157514893.20%
Lyndon11002114074053.68%
Middletown757278452733.61%
Douglass Hills549556962013.66%
Prospect 469248751833.90%
Hurstbourne422143781573.72%
Indian Hills287829791013.51%
Graymoor-Devondale28712960893.10%
Windy Hills23842470863.61%
Anchorage23462425793.37%
Hurstbourne Acres18111881703.87%
St. Regis Park14571509523.57%
Audubon Park14681505372.52%
Worthington Hills14281481533.71%
Beechwood Village13221367453.40%
West Buechel12301273433.50%
Barbourmeade12141256423.46%
Coldstream11161157413.67%
Heritage Creek10761124484.46%
Northfield10201053333.24%
Watterson Park9761005292.97%
Rolling Hills957992353.66%
Woodlawn Park944978343.60%
Langdon Place938974363.84%
Lynnview914943293.17%
Bellemeade865894293.35%
Plantation832862303.61%
Fincastle814849354.30%
Hollow Creek779805263.34%
Blue Ridge Manor745772273.62%
Meadow Vale736760243.26%
Woodland Hills719741223.06%
Green Spring717738212.93%
Seneca Gardens700717172.43%
Spring Valley658676182.74%
Brownsboro Farm650668182.77%
Strathmoor Village651667162.46%
Parkway Village650665152.31%
Rolling Fields646663172.63%
Westwood636655192.99%
Murray Hill582607254.30%
Wellington565580152.65%
Hollyvilla540556162.96%
Glenview528542142.65%
Bancroft494509153.04%
Houston Acres490504142.86%
Riverwood450465153.33%
Forest Hills447462153.36%
Norbourne Estates443458153.39%
Moorland434447133.00%
Briarwood432444122.78%
Meadowview Estates418429112.63%
Poplar Hills408421133.19%
Richlawn405418133.21%
Kingsley385398133.38%
Norwood370383133.51%
Old Brownsboro Place353366133.68%
Strathmoor Manor33734361.78%
Bellewood321332113.43%
Glenview Hills319332134.08%
Brownsboro Village319329103.13%
Creekside309322134.21%
Druid Hills308320123.90%
Goose Creek294308144.76%
Spring Mill287301144.88%
Broeck Pointe27228193.31%
Wildwood261273124.60%
Manor Creek22623152.21%
Crossgate22422952.23%
Glenview Manor19219421.04%
Thornhill18018221.11%
Maryhill Estates17918121.12%
Cambridge17517942.29%
Mockingbird Valley16716921.20%
Sycamore16016442.50%
Lincolnshire14815021.35%
Hills and Dales14214421.41%
Meadowbrook Farm13613710.74%
Hickory Hill11411510.88%
Ten Broeck10310410.97%
South Park View7700.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990