Clifton Heights, Louisville

Clifton Heights, Louisville

Clifton Heights is a neighborhood two miles east of downtown Louisville, Kentucky USA. It was named because it sets on a ridge overlooking the adjacent community of Clifton on the east and the Ohio River on the west. Though first planned in the 1890s as Summit Park, actual growth didn't begin until after World War I when automobiles made the hilly area accessible. Clifton Heights has had an African American presence since its founding, in 2000 they accounted for 21% of the population.

Clifton Heights is bounded by I-71 on the north, Mellwood Avenue to the west, Birchwood Road on the east, and Brownsboro Road to the south. In 2000, Clifton Heights had a population of 3,667.


As of 2000, the population of Clifton Heights was 4,853 [1], of which 69.5% is white, 21.5% is black, 5.2% is listed as other, & 3.7% is Hispanic. College graduates are 31.8% of the population, people w/o a high school degree are 16.5%. Females outnumber males 52% to 49%.


  1. ^ "Community Resource Network". Retrieved 2005-11-18. 

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