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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Jeffersontown is a suburb of Louisville with a population of 28,178. Jeffersontown is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Jeffersontown offers residents a dense 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
28,178

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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
    7.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    317.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,490.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    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
$69,285
National
$55,322
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Jeffersontown is your typical friendly suburban town located on the east side of Louisville. The people here are very welcoming and the community truly cares. I have lived in the area for over 10 years and have always felt safe in the area, even being a young girl. I love the local businesses and feel that everything I need is an arm's reach away. The neighborhoods here are clean, safe, and beautiful and the school's are great. Tully Elementary, in particular, has amazing teachers, a great location, building, and playground, wonderful academics, and plenty of opportunities to get involved. I love J-Town!
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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/
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!