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Fern Creek is in Jefferson County, in the Louisville metro area.
Fern Creek is in the Bluegrass region.
The community was named for a local stream
The latitude of Fern Creek is 38.159N. The longitude is -85.587W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,870.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fern Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40228 ZIP code.
24% of Fern Creek residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fern Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fern Creek was $22,190, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Fern Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fern Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $534. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $899.
Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fern Creek political report.
The average commute time for Fern Creek workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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