Rolling Fields, Kentucky

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Not to be confused with the similarly-named city of Rolling Hills, Kentucky, nearby.
Rolling Fields, Kentucky
City
Rolling Fields, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Rolling Fields, Kentucky
Rolling Fields, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°16′9″N 85°40′12″W / 38.26917°N 85.67000°W / 38.26917; -85.67000Coordinates: 38°16′9″N 85°40′12″W / 38.26917°N 85.67000°W / 38.26917; -85.67000
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 648
 • Density 2,687.5/sq mi (1,037.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-66486
GNIS feature ID 0502292

Rolling Fields is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 648 at the 2000 census. It incorporated as a city in 1958.[1]

It was the fifth-wealthiest city in Kentucky by median household income in 2000. It is adjacent to the similar small cities of Indian Hills and Mockingbird Valley and all three are served by the Indian Hills Police Department.[2]

After settlement by Europeans, the land was part of the Veech family farm for over 100 years. Land from the farm was also developed into Indian Hills and the adjoining Louisville Country Club. Most of the homes in Rolling Fields were built in the 1940s and 1950s.

Geography[edit]

Rolling Fields is located at 38°16′9″N 85°40′12″W / 38.26917°N 85.67000°W / 38.26917; -85.67000 (38.269120, -85.670117).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Swing Lane west of Club Lane is actually in Mockingbird Valley, even though the only road out is into Rolling Hills. Additionally, the homes on the west side of Swing Lane are either in Mockingbird Valley or Louisville.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 648 people, 253 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,687.5 people per square mile (1,042.5/km²). There were 263 housing units at an average density of 1,090.8 per square mile (423.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Asian, 0.62% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $122,386, and the median income for a family was $138,765. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $41,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $73,152. None of the families and 1.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.4% of those over 64.

Year Population
1960 816
1970 737
1980 731
1990 593
2000 648
2010 646

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kentucky Land Office database". Kentucky Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ Elson, Martha (2003-07-29). "Rolling Fields considers raising its property tax rate". Courier-Journal. pp. B2. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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