Economy Oldham County employs 29,769 people. Largely employing Finance & Insurance, Manufacturing, and Utilities. The average income of a single resident is $34,113 a year, and the median household income is $86,324 a year. Males in the Oldham County area have a 1.38 times higher rate than average female income. The highest paid race/ethnicity is Asian, followed by White, with two or more as the lowest. The order of race/ethnicity living below the poverty line is white, followed by Hispanic or Latino and two or more races. The average unemployment rate is 3.3%, and the poverty rate is 5.98%
Cost of Living Oldham County’s cost of living is 5.30% higher than the US Average, with housing being the biggest factor.
Population The population is 63,876, there is a population density of 347. The median age is 39.1. There is approximately 2.6 people per household. The race/ethnicity is 80.9% of White, 4.2% of African American or Black, 3.6% of Hispanic or Latino, makes up Oldham County’s diversity.
Transportation The average commute time is 25.8 minutes one way to work. Most households in Oldham County have 2 cars, followed by 1 car. The average commuting statistics are as follows. 85.6% drive alone, 6.69% carpool, and 5.43% work at home, and 3% travel by mass transit.
Real Estate The median property value for Oldham County is $250,500. Home appreciation over the last 10 years has been 3.61%. The average range for property taxes is $3,000+.
Schools Oldham County school system spends about $9,627 per student. There are 17.5 students per teacher, 341 students per librarian, and 409 students per counselor. The female student ratio is 9,125, to male 6,407. Most students race/ethnicity in Jefferson County are white 72.3%, followed by Black or African American 3.83%, and Hispanic or Latino 3.11%. The largest university is the University of Louisville, followed by Jefferson Community and Technical College, and Sullivan University. The most popular major being Register Nurse 3.81%, General Psychology 2.56%, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2.08%. The median tuition for private colleges is $24,338, and for public colleges it’s $11,068 and $26,090 respectively.
Safety Oldham County Violent Crime 21.0 (on average 4,518). Oldham County Property Crime 18.3 (on average 28,737).
History Oldham County lines the southern border of the Ohio River on the far east end of Louisville, KY. Oldham County is a very desirable area for the Oldham County school district. This was at on point in history the western edge of the United States pre-expansion. English families settled in the fertile river and bluegrass ridgelines. While the Germans started vineyards and vegetable gardens. In 1854 the railroad began and would ship produce, livestock and tobacco as well as steamboats along the Ohio River. The river became critical during the Civil war as the crossing point for slaves seeking freedom Oldham County now holds value in agriculture resources and attracts the thoroughbred racing community, due to it being a close distance from Churchill Downs, and it offers a lot of land. Among many trainers and farms, one that stands out is the Hermitage Farm which has produced countless winners of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and the Breeders Cup.
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