Fincastle, Kentucky

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Fincastle, Kentucky
Fincastle, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Fincastle, Kentucky
Fincastle, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°18′23″N 85°32′22″W / 38.30639°N 85.53944°W / 38.30639; -85.53944Coordinates: 38°18′23″N 85°32′22″W / 38.30639°N 85.53944°W / 38.30639; -85.53944
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
City of Fincastle January 25, 1974
 • Mayor John Bell
 • Commissioner Stacey Ricci
 • Commissioner Gene Harris
 • Commissioner Kenneth Howson
 • Commissioner Jerry Gregory
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 825
 • Density 3,890.9/sq mi (1,502.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-27262
GNIS feature ID 1699787

Fincastle is a 6th-class city in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 825 at the 2000 census.


Fincastle was incorporated on January 25, 1974. The name probably refers to the Virginia county that eventually became the modern state of Kentucky. That county was named for the city of Fincastle, itself named for Lord Fincastle.[which?]


Fincastle is located at 38°18′23″N 85°32′22″W / 38.30639°N 85.53944°W / 38.30639; -85.53944 (38.306419, -85.539446).[1]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 804
1990 838 4.2%
2000 825 −1.6%
2010 817 −1.0%
Est. 2015 848 [2] 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 825 people, 295 households, and 243 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,890.9 people per square mile (1,516.8/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 1,419.6 per square mile (553.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.18% White, 30.42% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 295 households out of which 46.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,477, and the median income for a family was $66,250. Males had a median income of $46,389 versus $30,446 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,058. About 3.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.


Fincastle is classified as a Sixth Class city. The city has a legislative body composed of a Mayor and four Commissioners.

The city is presided over by Mayor John Bell. Stacey Ricci, Gene Harris, Kenneth Howson and Jerry Gregory serve as City Commissioners. The City Clerk is Jean Reid. Nathan Lindemyer serves as Treasurer, and the City Attorney is Michael Lawrence.[5]