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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Jeffersontown is a suburb of Louisville with a population of 27,406. Jeffersontown is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Jeffersontown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jeffersontown there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Jeffersontown and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Jeffersontown are above average.
About Jeffersontown...
Population
27,406

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Jeffersontown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    65.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    317.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,792
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Jeffersontown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,556
National
$55,322
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Jeffersontown Reviews

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In 1794, Abraham Bruner acquired land in the area and divided a 40 acre tract into streets and lots. In 1797, the Jefferson County Court officially recognized the Town of Jefferson, although most residents called it Brunerstown. The town’s early merchants included a tobacconist, tailor, saddler, wheelwrights, stone cutters and other skilled tradesmen. The town later became incorporated as Jeffersontown. In 1780 a Virginian name Edward Tyler settled in Louisville with his wife Ann. In 1783, the Edward acquired 1003 acres just east of what was to become Jeffersontown. The acreage was used for farming. Soon thereafter each of Edward’s sons established homesteads there and the area became known as the Tyler Settlement. Read more at http://homeslouisvilleky.com/jeffersontown-ky/
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I loved J-Towm when I lived there. Everyone knows each other and it's such a great environment. I grew up in J-Town and made so many great memories there. My favorite was when my brother, who played for J-Towns baseball team, won the regional championship at Skyview Park and won the oppurtunity to play in the Little League World Series. Such a great town!
Nice place to live, diverse neighborhoods, and different places to eat. There are several shopping areas to buy groceries and shop. There is a movie theater, bowling alley, with musical guest bands weekly. There are several schools from catholic, to elementary , junior high, and high schools all in the jeffersontown neighborhood. I have lived here 13 yrs without any problems.