The Mount Washington city in Bullitt County, Kentucky is a home rule class city with an estimated population of 18,090 people according to the 2020 Census. This small town is part of a metropolitan area, meaning that residents of Mount Washington commute to the city of Louisville. The city is located in northeast Bullitt County, KY. The city is one of many surrounding areas that have seen an explosive growth in population over the last three decades.
The population of Mount Washington, Kentucky was 36 in 2010, making it the fifth largest city in the state. The median age of residents is increasing; in 2018 it was 36. The majority of foreign-born residents were from Mexico. The Mount Washington city school system is administered by Bullitt County Public Schools. There are no colleges in the town. The Mount Washington city government has an enrollment policy for all grades. There is one elementary school and one high school.
The Mount Washington city area is home to some historic tornado activity. While this is slightly higher than the Kentucky average, the number of tornadoes in the city is 57 percent higher than the U.S. average. A category F5 tornado struck the city in 1932, killing 31 people and injuring 270. The town's population is comprised of 95% White people and 1% Black or African American residents. The average commute time is 30 minutes. Most households own at least two cars.