Plantation, Kentucky

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Plantation, Kentucky
Location of Plantation in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Plantation in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Plantation is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Plantation is located in the United States
Plantation (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°17′0″N 85°35′30″W / 38.28333°N 85.59167°W / 38.28333; -85.59167Coordinates: 38°17′0″N 85°35′30″W / 38.28333°N 85.59167°W / 38.28333; -85.59167
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
633 ft (193 m)
 • Total826
 • Density4,089.11/sq mi (1,579.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code21-61554
GNIS feature ID0500795

Plantation is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States, and a part of the Louisville Metro government. The population was 832 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 902 at the 2000 census.


According to the Louisville Metro Department of Neighborhoods, Plantation was originally built around farmland and later additions from the Palmer-Ball farm of approximately 100 acres (40 ha). The original subdivision was established for the Plantation Swim Club[4] that existed from 1956 until 2004. The Plantation Swim Club was the home of the National Swim and Diving Championships as seen on ABC Sports for many years. Part of the original land division included a gift to the Catholic Church for the establishment of the Mother of Good Counsel parish and school, which is now home to Portland Christian School.[5]


Plantation is located in northeastern Jefferson County at 38°17′00″N 85°35′30″W / 38.283420°N 85.591635°W / 38.283420; -85.591635.[6] Downtown Louisville is 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest. Plantation is bordered to the northeast by Langdon Place, to the southeast by Westwood, to the south by Briarwood, and in all other directions by consolidated Louisville/Jefferson County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Plantation has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), all of it recorded as land.[3]

The boundaries for Plantation are Westport Road on the southern boundary and Stonehurst Drive on the eastern edge of the neighborhood. Colonel Drive runs north to Turnside Drive which marks the northern boundary and Blossom Lane and Bayou Way extend west to the western boundary.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 902 people, 368 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,470.4 people per square mile (1,741.3/km2). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 1,858.6 per square mile (723.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.14% White, 7.87% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 368 households, out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,731, and the median income for a family was $61,176. Males had a median income of $37,167 versus $28,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,675. About 2.8% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Plantation, Kentucky". Accessed 27 September 2013.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Plantation city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Plantation Country Club"
  5. ^ "Neighborhood Snapshot - 2002" (PDF). Louisville Metro Department of Neighborhoods. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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