Buechel is a former census-designated place located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is within Jefferson County in the city limits of Louisville. It has a total area of 2.5 square miles at 38°11′42″N 85°39′07″W. Buechel is named after a Swiss carpenter John Buechel. Estimated per capita income in 2016 was $27,085. It has Zip code 40218.