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Crestwood, Kentucky
Location of Crestwood in Oldham County, Kentucky.
Location of Crestwood in Oldham County, Kentucky.
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Oldham
 • Total 4.07 sq mi (10.55 km2)
 • Land 4.05 sq mi (10.48 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
784 ft (239 m)
 • Total 6,183
 • Density 1,527.80/sq mi (589.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-18496
GNIS feature ID 0490334

Crestwood is a home rule-class city in Oldham County, Kentucky, United States just outside Louisville's Northeast End. The population was 4,531 at the 2010 census. CNN listed it as the 52nd best place to live in America in 2005. It was first settled in the early 19th century and renamed Crestwood in 1909.


Crestwood is located at 38°19′28″N 85°29′0″W / 38.32444°N 85.48333°W / 38.32444; -85.48333 (38.324557, -85.483300).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 531
1990 1,435 170.2%
2000 1,999 39.3%
2010 4,531 126.7%
2020 6,183 36.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,999 people, 811 households, and 548 families residing in the city. The population density was 554.5 people per square mile (214.4/km2). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 238.6 per square mile (92.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.80% White, 2.15% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 1.10% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population.

There were 811 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,619, and the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $37,250 versus $23,984 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,569. About 6.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


Crestwood was ranked 52nd overall on a survey for "The Best Places to Live, 2005." This was the highest ranking given to any city in the state of Kentucky. The report also revealed that Crestwood had one of the lowest crime rates among the places studied.


Crestwood has a lending library, South Oldham Library, a branch of the Oldham County Public Library.

Crestwood has five public schools.

  • Camden Station Elementary
  • Crestwood Elementary
  • Kenwood Station Elementary
  • South Oldham Middle School
  • South Oldham High School

Notable residents

  • Mary Spencer Nay, painter and printmaker, born in Crestwood

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