Goose Creek, Kentucky

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Goose Creek, Kentucky
Location of Goose Creek in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Goose Creek in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Goose Creek is located in Kentucky
Goose Creek
Goose Creek
Location within the state of Kentucky
Goose Creek is located in the US
Goose Creek
Goose Creek
Goose Creek (the US)
Coordinates: 38°17′39″N 85°35′27″W / 38.29417°N 85.59083°W / 38.29417; -85.59083Coordinates: 38°17′39″N 85°35′27″W / 38.29417°N 85.59083°W / 38.29417; -85.59083
CountryUnited States
Named fora local stream
 • Total0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 • Land0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
423 ft (129 m)
 • Total294
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,755/sq mi (1,835.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code21-31870
GNIS feature ID0492990

Goose Creek is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census.[2]


Goose Creek is located in northeastern Jefferson County at 38°17′39″N 85°35′27″W / 38.29417°N 85.59083°W / 38.29417; -85.59083 (38.294217, -85.590859).[3] It is bordered to the northwest by Barbourmeade, to the northeast by Broeck Pointe, to the south by Murray Hill, and to the north, southeast, and west by consolidated Louisville/Jefferson County. It is 11 miles (18 km) northeast of downtown Louisville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2), all land.[2]


The city is named for Goose Creek, which passes 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west of the city limits and flows northwest 4 miles (6 km) to its mouth at the Ohio River. The creek itself may have been named for wild geese observed in the area by early settlers, or for William Goose, a wagon maker who settled in the area in the late 18th century. The area was also known as "Florida Heights" by 1881 and continued under this name as late as 1912.[4]

A local post office was established in 1892 and closed in 1902. The city was incorporated in 1969.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016308[1]4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 272 people, 115 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,012.9 people per square mile (1,500.3/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 1,696.6 per square mile (634.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.96% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.37% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,250, and the median income for a family was $87,500. Males had a median income of $53,750 versus $36,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,124. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.8% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Goose Creek city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 119. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Goose Creek, Kentucky". Accessed 28 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.