Watterson Park, Kentucky

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Watterson Park, Kentucky
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Location of Watterson Park in Jefferson County, Kentucky
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Watterson Park
Watterson Park (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°11′41″N85°41′22″W / 38.19472°N 85.68944°W / 38.19472; -85.68944 Coordinates: 38°11′41″N85°41′22″W / 38.19472°N 85.68944°W / 38.19472; -85.68944
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Area
  Total1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
  Land1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
  Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
476 ft (145 m)
Population
  Total976
  Estimate 
(2016) [1]
1,005
  Density682/sq mi (263.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
40218
FIPS code 21-80913
GNIS feature ID1669497
Website wattersonparkky.com

Watterson Park is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 976 at the 2010 census. [2]

Jefferson County, Kentucky County in the United States

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 741,096. It is the most populous county in the commonwealth.

Kentucky State of the United States of America

Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it, (because in Kentucky's first constitution, the name state was used) Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth. Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Geography

Watterson Park is located in central Jefferson County at 38°11′41″N85°41′22″W / 38.19472°N 85.68944°W / 38.19472; -85.68944 (38.194819, -85.689506). [3] Interstate 264 runs just north of the city limits, while Newburg Road forms the northeast border and Poplar Level Road (Kentucky Route 864) forms parts of the southwest border. Downtown Louisville is 7 miles (11 km) to the northwest. Watterson Park is bordered to the east by West Buechel, and Poplar Hills touches a small length of the southwest boundary.

Interstate 264 is a loop around the south side of the city of Louisville, Kentucky. A child route of I-64, it is signed as the Georgia Davis Powers Expressway for its first eight miles from its western terminus at I-64/US-150 to US-31W/US-60; and as the Watterson Expressway for the remainder of its length from US-31W/US-60 to its northeastern terminus at I-71. It is 22.93 miles (36.90 km) in length, and runs an open circle around central Louisville, Kentucky. The highway begins four miles (6 km) west of downtown at I-64 just east of the Sherman Minton Bridge which links Southern Indiana with Kentucky as it crosses the Ohio River. The interstate ends approximately six miles northeast of downtown Louisville, where it connects to I-71.

Kentucky Route 864 is a 16.339-mile-long (26.295 km) state highway located entirely in the Louisville metropolitan area of Jefferson County in north central Kentucky.

Downtown Louisville central business district of Louisville, Kentucky

Downtown Louisville is the largest central business district in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the urban hub of the Louisville, Kentucky Metropolitan Area. Its boundaries are the Ohio River to the north, Hancock Street to the east, York and Jacob Streets to the south, and 9th Street to the west. As of 2015, the population of Downtown Louisville was 4,700, although this does not include directly surrounding areas such as Old Louisville, Butchertown, NuLu,and Phoenix Hill.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Watterson Park has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which 1.9 acres (7,888 m2), or 0.21%, are water. [2]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1990 1,542
2000 953−38.2%
2010 9762.4%
Est. 20161,005 [1] 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 953 people, 504 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.9 people per square mile (261.0/km²). There were 538 housing units at an average density of 381.6 per square mile (147.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.38% White, 16.68% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 504 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 44.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.55.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the city, the population was spread out with 14.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,417, and the median income for a family was $34,917. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $22,759 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,933. About 7.5% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Watterson Park city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
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