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Shepherdsville

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

  •   State: 
    Kentucky
      County: 
    Bullitt County
      City: 
    Shepherdsville
      County FIPS: 
    21029
      Coordinates: 
    37°58′53″N 85°42′03″W
      Area total: 
    16.11 sq mi (41.72 km²)
      Area land: 
    15.82 sq mi (40.96 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.29 sq mi (0.75 km²)
      Elevation: 
    440 ft (130 m)
      Established: 
    1793; Incorporated Unknown
  •   Latitude: 
    38,0001
      Longitude: 
    -85,6896
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    40165
      GMAP: 

    Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, United States

  •   Population: 
    14,201
      Population density: 
    897.89 residents per square mile of area (346.68/km²)
      Household income: 
    $41,062
      Households: 
    3,942
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.00%

Shepherdsville is a home rule-class city on the Salt River in Bullitt County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county, located just south of Louisville. American Indians have been shown to have lived in the area for at least 15,000 years. The vicinity was originally known by European Americans as "Bullitt's Lick" for the salt licks discovered by surveyor Capt. Thomas Bullitt in 1773. In 1836, a mineral water spa called Paroquet Springs opened. It was a trading center for the county, and important for law and justice related to the county seat. In the mid-1850s, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad's mainline was constructed nearby. Construction of the Kentucky Turnpike (now Interstate 65) in the 1950s stimulated residential development in the suburbs, as people who worked in Louisville could commute more easily to work. The population was 14,201 during the 2020 U.S. Census. The city has a total area of 10.0 square miles (25.8 km²), of which 9.7 sq miles (25.1 km²) is land and 0.31sq miles (0.8km²), or 3.00%, is water. In 2000, there were 8,334 people, 3,177 households, and 2,363 families residing in the city. There were 3,402 housing units at an average density of 323.0 per square mile (124.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.24% White, 0.92% African American,0.35% Native American, 0.37% Asian,  0.02% Pacific Islander,  and 0.12% from other races.

History

Shepherdsville is the primary city name, but also Fox Chase, Hebron Estates, Hebron Ests, Hunters Hlw, Hunters Hollow, Pioneer Village, Pioneer Vlg, Shepherdsvlle are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Shepherdsville was named for the salt licks discovered by surveyor Thomas Bullitt in 1773. The city received its charter in 1793 and was designated as the county seat when Bullitt County was formed in 1796. In 1836, a mineral water spa called Paroquet Springs opened. In the mid-1850s, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad's mainline was constructed nearby. In 1917, a two-train collision that was the deadliest train wreck in Kentucky history killed about 50 people in Shepherd'sville and other outlying areas. It was a trading center for the county, and important for law and justice related to the county. The Kentucky Turnpike (now Interstate 65) in the 1950s stimulated residential development in the suburbs, as people who worked in Louisville could commute more easily to work. The first post office opened in 1806, and the city was named after the town's first postmaster, Adam Shepherd, who had purchased 900 acres (360 ha) of land in the area in the 17th century. During the Civil War, the railroad bridge over the Salt River was a potential target for sabotage and was guarded by Union troops. It burned to the ground in 1879 shortly after the formal end of Reconstruction. Water from the springs continued to be bottled and sold until 1915, and was used to treat a variety of maladies in the community. The town's economy was based on agriculture, and many people moved to the area to have new houses.

Geography

Shepherdsville is located on the banks of the Salt River. Downtown Louisville is 20 miles to the north via Interstate 65. Elizabethtown is 26 miles (42 km) to the south. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, ShepherDSville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The town has a total area of 10.0 square miles (25.8 km²), of which 9.7 square miles is land and 0.31 sq miles (0.8 sq km²) is water. The city has a population of 2,816. The population of Shepherdsvile in 2010 was 2,715. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population to be 2,917. The area has a climate of humid subtroropical, with an average temperature of °C (°F) in the summer and °F (°C) in winter. The average annual rainfall in the town is 1.8 inches (3.5 m) and the average yearly temperature is 3.0 inches (8.7 m), or 0.8 in summer and 0.7 inches (1.0 in winter. It has an average daily rainfall of 1.9 inches (4.2 km) and an average annual temperature of 0.9 in the summer.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,334 people, 3,177 households, and 2,363 families residing in Shepherdsville. The racial makeup of the city was 97.24% White, 0.92% African American, 0.35% Native American,0.37% Asian, 0,02% Pacific Islander, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population. According to realtor website Zillow, the average price of a home as of May 31, 2022 is $219,327. The median income for a household in the city is $36,103, and the median family income is $40,878. About 13.7% of families and 15.2% of people were below the poverty line, including 25. 2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size was 2.96. The city has a population density of 791.3 inhabitants per square mile (305.5/km²). There were 3,402 housing units at an average density of 323.0 per squaremile (124.7/ km²) The city's median age is 29 years, with 28.9% under the age of 18. For every 100 females, there are 94.9 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 90.8 males.

Education

Shepherdsville has a public library, a branch of the Bullitt County Public Library. Different sections of the city are zoned to one of the county's three regular public high schools: Bullitt Central High School, Bullitt East High School and Bullitt Lick High School. The city also houses Riverview High School, the county district's alternative high school for at-risk students. Some northern areas are zoning to North Bullitt High School which is located in the city of Hebron Estates. The town has a post office with a ZIP code of 7053. The post office has a number of other locations, including: 7054, 7055, 7063, 7074, and 7075. The community has a population of about 3,000 people. The population of the town is about 2,500 people, with the majority of the population living in the northern part of the community. The area has a high school population of around 1,500. The school district has a total enrollment of about 4,000 students, with about 1,000 of those students in the north and the rest in the south. The county district has three regular high schools and two alternative high schools. The high school district also has an alternative school, which is called Riverview. The middle schools are located in Mount Washington. The primary schools are in the town's northern and eastern areas. The public library has a branch in Shepherdsvillle, as well as an annex in Hebron.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky = 59. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Shepherdsville = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 14,201 individuals with a median age of 32.1 age the population grows by 18.50% in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 897.89 residents per square mile of area (346.68/km²). There are average 2.48 people per household in the 3,942 households with an average household income of $41,062 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.30% of the available work force and has dropped -2.47% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.76%. The number of physicians in Shepherdsville per 100,000 population = 27.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Shepherdsville = 45.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 102. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 194. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 39, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky which are owned by the occupant = 63.93%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 12 years with median home cost = $117,710 and home appreciation of -0.37%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.14 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,285 per student. There are 17.4 students for each teacher in the school, 584 students for each Librarian and 511 students for each Counselor. 6.35% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 4.26% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.71% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Shepherdsville's population in Bullitt County, Kentucky of 2,748 residents in 1900 has increased 5,17-fold to 14,201 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.06% female residents and 48.94% male residents live in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky.

    As of 2020 in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky are married and the remaining 41.30% are single population.

  • 27.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Shepherdsville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.29% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.62% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.43% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.34% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, 63.93% are owner-occupied homes, another 28.61% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.46% are vacant.

  • The 42.81% of the population in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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