Elizabethtown, KY Population

Elizabethtown approximately is located at 65km south of Louisville. Among the attractions is the Lincoln Heritage House, a cabin built by Abe’s father. There’s a driving tour of historic homes and, in summer, a walking tour of downtown, with costumed characters representing famous figures who passed through the community — P.T. Barnum and George Custer, for instance.

Don’t miss a trip to Fort Knox Military Reservation, well known as the site of the U.S. Bullion Depository. South of Glendale, near Hodgenville, is the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. This is the farm where the future president was born in 1809.

Population: 22,542. Estimated population in July 2020: 23,450 (+4.0% change)
Males: 10,773 (47.8%), Females: 11,769 (52.2%)

Hardin County

Zip codes: 42701.

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $35,823
Median house value: $98,300

Races in Elizabethtown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.0%)
  • Black (9.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (18.7%), Irish (12.1%), German (11.9%), English (11.5%), French (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Elevation: 731 feet

Land area: 24.1 square miles

Map of Elizabethtown, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elizabethtown

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elizabethtown city

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

3.1% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,980 (+21.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Elizabethtown:

  • HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSP (913 NORTH DIXIE AVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF CENTRAL KY (134 HEARTLAND DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Elizabethtown:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elizabethtown:

  • LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD (about 34 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: SDF)
  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 65 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Abbreviation: BWG)
  • OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY (about 90 miles; OWENSBORO, KY; Abbreviation: OWB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Elizabethtown:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Elizabethtown:

  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,217; Location: 600 COLLEGE STREET RD; Public; Website: www.elizabethtowncc.com)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 462; Location: 505 UNIVERSITY DR; Public; Website: [email protected])
  • E-TOWN BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 22; Location: 308 N MILES ST; Private, for-profit)
  • TREND SETTERS ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 15; Location: 622 B Westport Road; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Elizabethtown:

  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (about 36 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 15,514)
  • SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)
  • BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,290)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST (about 42 miles; NEW ALBANY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,355)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 97 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 20,492)

Schools

Public high schools in Elizabethtown:

  • JOHN HARDIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,219; Location: 384 W A JENKINS RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 702; Location: 620 N MULBERRY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Elizabethtown:

  • G C BURKHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 819; Location: 521 CHARLEMAGNE BLVD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BLUEGRASS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 738; Location: 170 W A JENKINS RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINCOLN TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 610; Location: 3154 BARDSTOWN RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MORNINGSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 313 MORNINGSIDE DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • TALTON K STONE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 553; Location: 323 MORNINGSIDE DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NEW HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 513; Location: 110 W A JENKINS RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HELMWOOD HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 307 CARDINAL DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LINCOLN VILLAGE TREATMENT CENTER ALT SCH (Students: 32; Location: NEW GLENDALE RD; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • HARDIN COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CENTER (Students: 22; Location: 643 WESTPORT ROAD; Grades: 06 – 12)

Private primary/middle schools in Elizabethtown:

  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 114 NORTH MILES STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LUTH CHILD CARE CTR-CLORI DEI (Students: 57; Location: 1701 RING ROAD EAST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 48; Location: 701 HAWKINS DR; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Elizabethtown:

  • HARDIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $569,261; Location: 201 WEST DIXIE AVENUE; 74,821 books; 3,164 audio materials; 2,825 video materials; 175 serial subscriptions)