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Jefferson County, KY

Jefferson County is in the Bluegrass region.The county was named for Thomas Jefferson

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Jefferson County is one of 120 counties in Kentucky.

The county is in the Louisville metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 700,030. This was an increase of  .93% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$39,457
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jefferson County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Jefferson County was $33,466. This was an increase of 26.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 108% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Louisville
The city of Louisville merged with the county in 2003 to form the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government. The 83 suburban cities outside Louisville maintain their own governments

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Jefferson County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jefferson County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Jefferson County include Bethany Cemetery, Bethany Memorial Cemetery, Breckinridge Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Cave Hill Cemetery, Central State Hospital Cemetery, Chenoweth Run Cemetery, Clark Cemetery, Cooper Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Jefferson County include Anchorage, Audubon Park, Bancroft, Barbourmeade, Beechwood Village, Bellemeade, Bellewood, Blue Ridge Manor, Briarwood, Broeck Pointe ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Jefferson County include Bellarmine University, Jefferson Community College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Louisville ... View colleges

School districts in Jefferson County include Anchorage Ind, Jefferson County ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Jefferson County include Bon Air Branch, Crescent Hill Branch, Dorothea Stottman Library, Fairdale Branch, Fern Creek Branch, Filson Library, Highland-Shelby Park Branch, Iroquois Branch, Jeffersontown Branch, Louisville Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Jefferson County include Courier-Journal ... View newspapers

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Politics

Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jefferson County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Jefferson County include Louisville International-Standiford Field

Hotels in Jefferson County include 21c Museum Hotel, Americas Best Value Inn, Amerisuites East, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Airport East, Best Western Brownsboro Inn, Best Western Dixie Inn, Breckinridge Inn Hotel, Candlewood Suites ... More hotels

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