Woodlawn Park, Kentucky

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Woodlawn Park is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,033 at the 2000 census. It lies on the site of the former Woodlawn Race Course, which opened in 1859 and drew national attention. The course closed after the Civil War. R. A. Alexander, noted breeder, was a major figure in buying estate for National Racing Association. He contracted with Tiffany's to design the Woodlawn Vase; used in 1861 and 1862. It was buried for safety during the war. The vase is now the winner's trophy at the Preakness Stakes, where a replica is given each year. Woodlawn Park is a fifth class city and was incorporated March 10, 1955



Woodlawn Park is located at 38°15′41″N 85°37′59″W / 38.26139°N 85.63306°W / 38.26139; -85.63306 (38.261446, -85.632950)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,033 people, 428 households, and 312 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,190.7 people per square mile (1,595.4/km²). There were 435 housing units at an average density of 1,764.7/sq mi (671.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.58% White, 0.97% African American, 0.77% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 428 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,000, and the median income for a family was $61,016. Males had a median income of $45,357 versus $33,365 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,446. About 1.3% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.

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