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West Buechel is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,230 at the 2010 census, down from 1,301 at the 2000 census.
West Buechel is located in central Jefferson County at 38°11′43″N 85°39′48″W. It is bordered to the west by Watterson Park and on all other sides by consolidated Louisville/Jefferson County. U.S. Route 150 forms the northeast boundary of the city, while Newburg Road forms most of the southwest boundary. Downtown Louisville is 7 miles (11 km) to the northwest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, West Buechel has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 1.30%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 554 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,002.7 people per square mile (772.8/km²). There were 583 housing units at an average density of 897.4 per square mile (346.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.26% White, 25.98% African American, 7.15% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.23% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races.