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Barbourmeade, Kentucky
Location of Barbourmeade in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Barbourmeade in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Barbourmeade, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Barbourmeade, Kentucky
Barbourmeade, Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Barbourmeade, Kentucky is located in the United States
Barbourmeade, Kentucky
Barbourmeade, Kentucky
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
 • Type Commission
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.02 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
630 ft (192 m)
 • Total 1,216
 • Density 3,078.48/sq mi (1,188.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-03556
GNIS feature ID 0486328

Barbourmeade is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. It was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1962. The population was 1,218 at the 2010 census.

The community derives its name from Thomas and Richard Barbour, early settlers for whom Barbour Lane is named. Barbourmeade incorporated as a city in October 1962, with a population of 150.


Barbourmeade is located at 38°18′1″N 85°35′59″W / 38.30028°N 85.59972°W / 38.30028; -85.59972 (38.300219, -85.599695).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 884
1980 1,038 17.4%
1990 1,402 35.1%
2000 1,260 −10.1%
2010 1,218 −3.3%
2020 1,216 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,260 people, 506 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,908.7 people per square mile (1,131.4/km2). There were 516 housing units at an average density of 1,191.2 per square mile (463.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.87% White, 2.38% Black or African American, 0.95% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 506 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,711, and the median income for a family was $78,414. Males had a median income of $56,563 versus $36,458 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,865. About 0.5% of families and 0.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.


Brownsboro Road and its predecessor, the turnpike, have long been the primary means for accessing Barbourmeade, first by horse and carriage, and then by automobile. The hilly terrain and sharp turns on Brownsboro Road crossing Goose Creek make accessing it by bicycle or on foot difficult. A Louisville and Interurban Railroad line serving Brownsboro Road was planned in the early 1910s, but never came to fruition.

Barbourmeade has been described as a typical "car suburb," with easy access to Interstates 71 and 264 being a primary selling point to car commuters. The neighborhood has not been directly served by public transit since the late 1990s, when the portion of TARC Route 15 between Holiday Manor Shopping Center and Standard Country Club was eliminated.

On April 3, 2015, heavy rains washed away an old stone culvert over Goose Creek, just west of Barbourmeade, causing a cave-in on Brownsboro Road and cutting off the city from Interstates 71 and 264, and commercial centers located to the west. The road was reopened after five months.

Within the city, pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles share the roads. In the absence of sidewalks, pedestrians generally walk on the streets facing traffic. In 2006, Barbourmeade received a Safe Routes to School grant from the state of Kentucky to upgrade pedestrian facilities for students walking and biking to Norton Elementary. Portions of Pompano Drive and Sorrento Avenue near the school are marked with pedestrian crossings and shared on-street pedestrian paths on the shoulders.

Notable people

Former basketball player and coach Wade Houston and his son, professional basketball player Allan Houston, lived in Barbourmeade from 1986 to 1989 while the younger Houston attended nearby Ballard High School.

Attorney and judge William E. McAnulty, Jr., the first African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court, was a Barbourmeade resident in the 1980s.

See also

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