Lyndon, Kentucky

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Lyndon is a Fourth Class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. Lyndon was incorporated on May 10, 1965. The population was 9,369 at the 2000 census.

In 2003, Lyndon became part of the new Louisville Metro government. It remains an independent city with its own mayor and emergency services and is not counted in Louisville's population although its citizens can vote for Louisville Mayor and Metro Council members.

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History

At the main intersection in Lyndon is a historical marker placed by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Highways that says: "An early settler, Alvin Wood, named this community in 1871. One of America's oldest military institute founded in 1845; moved here in 1896. Points of interest in area: Central State Hospital, founded on site of Isaac Hite's home, and Oxmoor Farm, home of Alexander Scott Bullitt who helped draft first Kentucky State Constitution." The military institution that moved in 1896 was Kentucky Military Institute.

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Geography

Lyndon is located at 38°15′52″N 85°35′28″W / 38.26444°N 85.59111°W / 38.26444; -85.59111 (38.264521, -85.591223).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (8.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,369 people, 4,520 households, and 2,246 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,718.8 people per square mile (1,048.5/km²). There were 4,934 housing units at an average density of 1,431.8/sq mi (552.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.62% White, 3.12% African American, 6.28% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.

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