Bullitt County History

Bullitt County Census Summary

From its inception on 1 Jan 1797 until 1950 the population of Bullitt County remained mostly rural, and generally grew at a modest rate from census to census as shown in the graphic below.

Beginning in the decade between 1950 and 1960, the county began a period of exceptional growth, as you can see from the graph. This was largely due to an influx of suburban growth spilling over from Jefferson County.

Beneath the graph you will find a table of data that describes the growth.


Yearpopulationchange (+/-)percent
change
18003542----
1810431176921.7
18205831152035.2
18305652-179-3.0
1840633468212.0
185067744406.9
186072895157.6
187077814926.7
188085217409.5
18908291-230-2.6
19009602131115.8
19109487-115-1.1
19209328-159-1.6
19308868-460-4.9
194095116437.3
195011349183819.3
196015726437738.5
1970260901036465.9
1980433461725666.1
19904756742219.7
2000612361366928.7
2006est.728511161518.9

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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 13 Jul 2015 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/census/censussummary.html