Watterson Park, Kentucky

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Watterson Park, Kentucky
Watterson Park, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Watterson Park, Kentucky
Watterson Park, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°11′41″N 85°41′22″W / 38.19472°N 85.68944°W / 38.19472; -85.68944Coordinates: 38°11′41″N 85°41′22″W / 38.19472°N 85.68944°W / 38.19472; -85.68944
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 476 ft (145 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 953
 • Density 675.9/sq mi (261.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-80913
GNIS feature ID 1669497

Watterson Park is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 953 at the 2000 census.


Watterson Park is located at 38°11′41″N 85°41′22″W / 38.19472°N 85.68944°W / 38.19472; -85.68944 (38.194819, -85.689506).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


As of the census[2] 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.

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.

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.