Valley Station, Louisville

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Valley Station is a former census-designated place in southwest Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 23,055 at the 2005 census. When the government of Jefferson County merged with the city of Louisville, Kentucky in 2003, residents of Valley Station also became citizens of Louisville Metro. As a result, Valley Station is now a neighborhood within the city limits of Louisville. It was named for its location in the a valley between Muldraugh Hill and the Knobs.

The area was first settled in the mid-nineteenth century after an early swamp was drained. The Salt River Turnpike, today's Dixie Highway, ran through the area. Large-scale suburban development occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, similar to in nearby Pleasure Ridge Park. Valley High School is located in the area.

Valley Station is home to Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing and the Levee Trail.



Valley Station is located at 38°06′04″N 85°52′13″W / 38.10111°N 85.87028°W / 38.10111; -85.87028Coordinates: 38°06′04″N 85°52′13″W / 38.10111°N 85.87028°W / 38.10111; -85.87028 (38.1112, -85.8702)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.2 km² (7.8 mi²), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2005, there were 23,055 people, 8,723 households, and 6,568 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,134.4/km² (2,936.3/mi²). There were 8,948 housing units at an average density of 442.4/km² (1,145.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.66% White, 2.14% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

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