Jefferson County, Kentucky

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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Courthouse (now Louisville Metro Hall) in downtown Louisville
Jefferson County Courthouse (now Louisville Metro Hall) in downtown Louisville
Official seal of Jefferson County
Seal
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jefferson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°11′N 85°40′W / 38.19°N 85.66°W / 38.19; -85.66
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1780
Named forThomas Jefferson
SeatLouisville
Largest cityLouisville
Area
 • Total398 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Land380 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  4.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
770,517
 • Density2,011/sq mi (776/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts3rd, 4th
Websitewww.louisvilleky.gov

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 741,096.[1] It is the most populous county in the commonwealth. Its county seat and largest city is Louisville, Kentucky.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  2. "Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Code of Ordinances". American Legal Publishing Corporation. Retrieved August 19, 2014.