Beautiful shot of Bullitt County court house

Embracing growth while celebrating natural beauty.

Nestled just south of Louisville Metro, Bullitt County is a thriving hub for a variety of industries that have spent the last decade dedicating resources to foster economic growth. With a business-friendly environment marked by favorable tax structures and collaborative city efforts, Bullitt County is a great place to grow a business.

At the heart of the county are eight cities including Hillview, Lebanon Junction, Shepherdsville, and Mount Washington, which are located along the dynamic Kentucky Route 44. The City of Mount Washington grew by a remarkable 98% in the last decade and is continuing this trend with the ongoing construction of 2,000 homes within a seven-mile stretch.

Industrial building in Bullitt County, KY

Enhancing its appeal, Bullitt County has a strong presence along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Home to iconic distilleries such as Jim Beam and Four Roses, the county actively promotes tourism along this world-renowned route and is continuing to add amenities to make it a top destination. Beyond spirits, the county is an expanding hub for life sciences and healthcare, with major employers like McKesson, UPS Health, and the University of Louisville Health. Strategically located along I-65 with ample warehouse space, Bullitt County is a natural logistics and life sciences hub.

Beautiful sunrise in Bullitt County, Kentucky

Quality of life is a key focus and Bullitt County has no shortage of assets that make it a great place to live. Bullitt East High School is on track to becoming the largest public high school in Kentucky and consistently attracts families seeking exceptional education in the region. Bernheim Forest is a 16,000-acre public forest that is just 30 minutes from Downtown Louisville and includes an array of hiking trails, natural beauty, wildlife, and regular community events. Bullitt County’s strategic proximity to Fort Knox has led to robust infrastructure and an environment where small businesses, warehouses, and logistics thrive.

Bullitt County embraces its exciting trajectory of growth and has opportunities for businesses of any size and industry.

Bullitt County by the Numbers

Bullitt County

Bullitt County

Bullitt County20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$1,760,676,863$3,277,411,33986.1%
Median Household Income$67,892
Per Capita Income$31,194
Poverty Level10.2%
Unemployment Rate2.9%
Labor Force Participation Rate63.0%
Average Commute Time28.3
Number of Remote Workers2,176
Percent of Remote Workers5.5%
Education: Less than 9th Grade2,4231,791-26.1%
Education: 9-12th Grade5,8364,300-26.3%
Education: High School Diploma20,94824,36616.3%
Education: Some College11,65113,38914.9%
Education: Associate's Degree4,0235,98048.6%
Education: Bachelor's Degree3,9546,54265.5%
Education: Graduate Degree and Higher2,4413,48842.9%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.2%
Median House Value$182,000
Median Monthly Rent$879
Percent Occupied Housing Units94.0%
Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$69,126,603,887$106,360,978,85053.9%
Median Household Income$71,033
Per Capita Income$34,919
Poverty Level7.6%
Unemployment Rate3.5%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.4%
Average Commute Time27.0
Number of Remote Workers59,276
Percent of Remote Workers6.9%
Education: Less than 9th Grade41,82628,187-32.6%
Education: 9-12th Grade84,22666,209-21.4%
Education: High School Diploma312,017315,9451.3%
Education: Some College219,747230,8315.0%
Education: Associate's Degree71,75896,30134.2%
Education: Bachelor's Degree146,043192,02231.5%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher93,667123,66032.0%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.3%
Median House Value$178,593
Median Monthly Rent$847
Percent Occupied Housing Units90.1%
United States

United States

United States20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$15,912,802,819,300$24,767,834,615,60055.6%
Median Household Income$69,021
Per Capita Income$37,638
Poverty Level8.9%
Unemployment Rate3.6%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.7%
Average Commute Time26.8
Number of Remote Workers15,061,684
Percent of Remote Workers9.7%
Education: Less than 9th Grade12,837,12310,919,561-14.9%
Education: 9-12th Grade17,391,41714,341,868-17.5%
Education: High School Diploma58,751,74060,598,8613.1%
Education: Some College44,359,41245,588,2612.8%
Education: Associate's Degree16,032,80720,324,52126.8%
Education: Bachelor's Degree37,281,93347,929,73328.6%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher22,125,35330,620,66438.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.2%
Median House Value$244,900
Median Monthly Rent$1,163
Percent Occupied Housing Units88.8%