Valley Station, Louisville
Valley Station is a former census-designated place in southwest Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 22,946 at the 2000 census. When the government of Jefferson County merged with the city of Louisville, Kentucky in 2003, residents of Valley Station also became citizens of Louisville Metro. As a result, Valley Station is now a neighborhood within the city limits of Louisville. It was named for its location in the a valley between Muldraugh Hill and the Knobs.
The area was first settled in the mid-nineteenth century after an early swamp was drained. The Salt River Turnpike, today's Dixie Highway, ran through the area. Large-scale suburban development occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, similar to in nearby Pleasure Ridge Park. Valley High School is located in the area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.2 km² (7.8 mi²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,946 people, 8,723 households, and 6,568 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,134.4/km² (2,936.3/mi²). There were 8,948 housing units at an average density of 442.4/km² (1,145.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.66% White, 2.14% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.
There were 8,723 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,290, and the median income for a family was $47,650. Males had a median income of $34,763 versus $23,731 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,759. About 4.0% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over. 9.6% have a bachelor's degree or higher, 22.6% don't have a high school degree. 
- "Valley Station: Farmers Cleared Their Own Road to Shun a Toll; Pace of Change Has Never Been Fast, Its Path Rarely Easy" — Article by Beverly Bartlett of The Courier-Journal
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