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Windy Hills is a home rule-class city, incorporated in 1952, in eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,385 at the 2010 census.[2]

Windy Hills, Kentucky
Location of Windy Hills in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Location of Windy Hills in Jefferson County, Kentucky
Windy Hills is located in Kentucky
Windy Hills
Windy Hills
Location within the state of Kentucky
Windy Hills is located in the United States
Windy Hills
Windy Hills
Windy Hills (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°16′0″N 85°38′16″W / 38.26667°N 85.63778°W / 38.26667; -85.63778Coordinates: 38°16′0″N 85°38′16″W / 38.26667°N 85.63778°W / 38.26667; -85.63778
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.92 sq mi (2.39 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
581 ft (177 m)
 • Total2,385
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,591/sq mi (1,000.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code21-83784
GNIS feature ID0506935



Windy Hills is located in northeastern Jefferson County at 38°16′00″N 85°38′16″W / 38.266638°N 85.637757°W / 38.266638; -85.637757.[3] It is bordered to the north by Indian Hills, at its northernmost point by Northfield, to the east by Graymoor-Devondale, to the south by Woodlawn Park and St. Matthews, to the southwest by Maryhill Estates, and otherwise by consolidated Louisville/Jefferson County. U.S. Route 42 forms the northern border of the city, and Interstate 264 forms the eastern border. Downtown Louisville is 7 miles (11 km) to the west.

The Muddy Fork of Beargrass Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River, rises in the northeastern quarter of the city and flows westerly towards Hubbards Lane.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), of which 2.3 acres (9,376 m2), or 0.39%, are water.[2]


Census Pop.
Est. 20162,470[1]3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,480 people, 1,076 households, and 747 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,621.5 people per square mile (1,007.9/km²). There were 1,125 housing units at an average density of 1,189.2 per square mile (457.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.49% White, 2.14% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 1,076 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,905, and the median income for a family was $73,500. Males had a median income of $55,952 versus $37,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,509. About 2.9% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Windy Hills city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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