Located in the northeastern part of Bullitt County, the city of Louisville, KY. lies directly north (downtown being 20 minutes away).
Today’s Mt. Washington was recently recognized as one of the safest areas for families in Kentucky. Bullitt East High School was named a “school of distinction” ranked as the top 10 performing schools in Kentucky.
Economy Mt. Washington, KY. employs 6,909 people. Largely employing Management of Companies and Enterprises, Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities. The average income of a single resident is $26,656 a year, and the median household income is $60,787 a year. The average Male in Mt. Washington is paid 1.38 times higher than the average female. The highest paid race/ethnicity is White, followed by Asian, with Two or more races as the lowest. The order of race/ethnicity living below the poverty line is White, followed by two or more races, and American Indian. The average unemployment rate is 4.4%, and the poverty rate is 8.98%
Cost of Living Mt. Washington’s cost of living is 1.9% higher than the US Average.
Population The population is 14,088, there is a population density of 1,909. The median age is 37.4. There is approximately 2.6 people per household. The race/ethnicity is 95.6% of White, 2.12% of two or more races, and 1.14% Black or African American makes up Mt. Washington’s diversity.
Transportation The average commute time is 30.3 minutes one way to work. Most households in Mt. Washington have 2 cars, followed by 1 car. The average commuting statistics are as follows. 87.8% drive alone, 7.49% carpool, and 3.38% work at home.
Real Estate The median property value for Mt. Washington is $160,100. Home appreciation over the last 10 years has been 5.67%. The average range for property taxes rate is $800-1500.
Schools Mt. Washington public schools spend about $8,460 per student. There are 18 students per teacher, 556 students per librarian, and 460 students per counselor. The female student ratio is 9,125, to male 6,407. Most students race/ethnicity in Mt. Washington are white 72.3%, followed by Black or African American 12.9%, Asian 3.64%, and Hispanic or Latino 2.98%. The largest post-graduates schools are the University of Louisville, Jefferson County Community and Technical College, and Sullivan University. The most popular major being Registered Nurse 3.81%, General Psychology 2.56%, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2.08%.
Safety Mt. Washington Violent Crime 23.7 (on average 4,518). Mt. Washington Property Crime 24.6 (on average 28,737).
History This part of the metropolitan area was established around the 1800’s. Mt. Washington was originally named ‘The Cross Roads’ for the two stagecoach cross road routes from Bardstown to Louisville and from Shepherdsville to Shelbyville. They then changed their name to Mt. Vernon after President George Washington’s home in Virginia. However, when a post office applied for it, it was discovered that there was already a city in Kentucky with that name. Therefore, becoming what is known today as Mount Washington.
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