Jeffersontown, Kentucky

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Jeffersontown is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. Before Louisville and Jefferson County were consolidated in 2003, it was the county's largest city outside of Louisville. The population was 26,633 at the 2000 census.



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.[citation needed]


Jeffersontown is located at 38°12′22″N 85°34′25″W / 38.20611°N 85.57361°W / 38.20611; -85.57361 (38.206102, -85.573619)[1].

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[2] 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 or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.

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