Lyndon, Kentucky

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Lyndon, Kentucky
Lyndon, Kentucky
Lyndon, Kentucky
Location of Lyndon in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Lyndon in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Lyndon is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Lyndon is located in the United States
Lyndon (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°15′52″N 85°35′28″W / 38.26444°N 85.59111°W / 38.26444; -85.59111Coordinates: 38°15′52″N 85°35′28″W / 38.26444°N 85.59111°W / 38.26444; -85.59111
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.63 sq mi (9.41 km2)
 • Land3.60 sq mi (9.32 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
581 ft (177 m)
 • Total11,002
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,057/sq mi (1,180.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)502
FIPS code21-48558
GNIS feature ID0497367

Lyndon is a home rule-class city[2] in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 11,002 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 9,369 at the 2000 census.

Incorporated on May 10, 1965, Lyndon became part of the new Louisville Metro government in 2003. It remains an independent city with its own mayor and emergency services and is not counted in Louisville's population although its citizens can vote for the mayor of Louisville and Metro Council members.


The area is the home of Oxmoor Farm, the residence of Alexander Scott Bullitt, one of the drafters of Kentucky's first constitution.[4]

At some point after 1865, the L&N offered local landowner Alvin Wood connection to their network provided that he pay the costs of constructing the station and donate the land for the spur. He did so, and in 1871 the Lyndon depot began service. The town's etymology remains uncertain, although some connect it to Linn's Station and others to explorer William Linn.[5]

The Kentucky Military Institute moved to the town in 1896. Lyndon is also the location of the Central State Hospital.[4]

In 1963, Lyndon's post office was subsumed by the Louisville system. Lyndon was incorporated soon after in order to avoid annexation by the neighboring city of St. Matthews.[5]


Lyndon is located in northeastern Jefferson County at 38°15′52″N 85°35′28″W / 38.26444°N 85.59111°W / 38.26444; -85.59111 (38.264521, -85.591223).[6] It is 9 miles (14 km) east of downtown Louisville. Nearby Louisville suburbs include Graymoor-Devondale to the northwest, St. Matthews to the southwest, Hurstbourne to the south, and Anchorage to the east. U.S. Route 60 (Shelbyville Road) forms part of the southern boundary of Lyndon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.09 km2), or 0.91%, are water.[3]


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 9,369 people, 4,520 households, and 2,246 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,718.8 people per square mile (1,048.5/km²). There were 4,934 housing units at an average density of 1,431.8 per square mile (552.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.62% White, 3.12% African American, 6.28% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201611,407[1]3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

There were 4,520 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.3% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,974, and the median income for a family was $52,013. Males had a median income of $38,231 versus $27,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,394. About 3.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


Kroger's Mid-South offices are in Lyndon.[9]



  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lyndon city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kentucky Historical Society. "Lyndon, Kentucky" Historical Marker.
  5. ^ a b Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 181. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 1 August 2013.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Our Divisions." Kroger. Retrieved on November 28, 2012. "1600 Ormsby Station Court Louisville, KY 40223"

Further reading[edit]

  • Kentucky Historical Society. Historical Marker 1474
  • Lyndon Homemaker's Club, "Lyndon Lore," 1972. subheading 'Pioneer Stations.'

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