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West Buechel, Kentucky
Location of West Buechel in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of West Buechel in Jefferson County, Kentucky
West Buechel, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
West Buechel, Kentucky
West Buechel, Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
West Buechel, Kentucky is located in the United States
West Buechel, Kentucky
West Buechel, Kentucky
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
479 ft (146 m)
 • Total 1,370
 • Density 2,143.97/sq mi (827.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-81624
GNIS feature ID 0506409

West Buechel is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,230 at the 2010 census, down from 1,301 at the 2000 census.


West Buechel is located at 38°11′43″N 85°39′48″W / 38.195399°N 85.663302°W / 38.195399; -85.663302.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 504
1970 1,581 213.7%
1980 1,205 −23.8%
1990 1,587 31.7%
2000 1,301 −18.0%
2010 1,230 −5.5%
2020 1,370 11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 554 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,002.7 people per square mile (772.8/km2). There were 583 housing units at an average density of 897.4 per square mile (346.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 61.26% White, 25.98% African American, 7.15% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.23% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.23% of the population.

There were 554 households, out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.95.

18% of West Buechel residents identify as having Yugoslavian ancestry, making West Buechel the most Yugoslavian city in the country.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $35,588. Males had a median income of $22,400 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,562. About 14.7% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

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