Kingsley, Kentucky

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Kingsley, Kentucky
City
Kingsley, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky
Kingsley, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°13′18″N 85°40′21″W / 38.22167°N 85.67250°W / 38.22167; -85.67250Coordinates: 38°13′18″N 85°40′21″W / 38.22167°N 85.67250°W / 38.22167; -85.67250
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1939
Government
 • Mayor Rebecca Beld
 • Commissioner Chris McCoy
 • Commissioner Jayne Schneider
 • Commissioner Johanna Schreck
 • Commissioner Paul Stratman
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 428
 • Density 5,538.6/sq mi (2,138.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-42598
GNIS feature ID 0495767
Website http://www.cityofkingsley.org

Kingsley is a 6th-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 428 as of the year 2000 U.S. census. A suburb of Louisville, Kingsley is roughly a triangle of land between Taylorsville Road, Tyler Lane, and Byron Avenue. The city is directly southwest of Bowman Field.

Kingsley contracts an independent police force in cooperation with two other small cities, Strathmoor Village and Strathmoor Manor.[1] The three cities have occasionally discussed merging in order to increase their political clout within Louisville Metro.[2]

The Tree Board was established after it was noted that many of the older trees were dying or in poor health. In 2003, the National Arbor Day Foundation approved the application for the City to receive formal status as a Tree City USA. Many new trees have been planted in residents' front yards and Kingsley Green Park because of grants.[3]

History[edit]

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 a 6th-class city.[4]

Geography[edit]

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).[5]

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

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elson, Martha (1999-10-13). "ELECTION 1999: Strathmoor Village to elect two leaders". Courier-Journal. 
  2. ^ Elson, Martha (2001-05-31). "Strathmoor Village considers expanding". Courier-Journal. 
  3. ^ City of Kingsley handbook
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Kingsley, Kentucky". Accessed 1 Aug 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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