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Kingsley, Kentucky
Location of Kingsley in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Kingsley in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky is located in the United States
Kingsley, Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1939
 • Total 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
535 ft (163 m)
 • Total 397
 • Density 5,513.89/sq mi (2,121.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 21-42598
GNIS feature ID 0495767

Kingsley is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 381 as of the 2010 census, down from 428 at the 2000 census. It is a suburb of Louisville.


See also: History of Louisville, Kentucky

Many years ago the community was part of Farmington, the once sprawling farm of the Speed family. On March 1, 1924, developer C.C. Hieatt purchased 46.063 acres (186,410 m2) off Taylorsville Road and created the subdivision of Kingsley as an extension of the Strathmoor neighborhood. On December 21, 1939, Kingsley was incorporated as a 6th-class city.


Kingsley is located at 38°13′18″N 85°40′21″W / 38.22167°N 85.67250°W / 38.22167; -85.67250 (38.221570, -85.672551).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 300
1950 488 62.7%
1960 508 4.1%
1970 504 −0.8%
1980 464 −7.9%
1990 399 −14.0%
2000 428 7.3%
2010 381 −11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 428 people, 180 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,538.6 people per square mile (2,065.6/km2). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 2,368.1 per square mile (883.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.50% White, 0.93% African American, 2.10% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 180 households, out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,111, and the median income for a family was $63,750. Males had a median income of $43,542 versus $36,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,348. About 1.8% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

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