Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is the largest city in Kentucky with a population of 367,335 as of July 1, 2016. Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is located at latitude 38.1654 and longitude -85.6474 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government (see map below) encompass a land area of 263.76 sq. miles and a water area of 12.07 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government (GNIS ID: ) has a C8 Census Class Code which indicates the balance of a consolidated city excluding the separately incorporated place(s) within that consolidated government. Separate census estimates are also produced for the semi-independent places which together with the "balance record," sum to the entire territory of the consolidated city.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is located within Central Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government: Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (Balance), Louisville-Jefferson County (Balance).

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Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 367,335
Population in Households 365,538
Population in Familes 298,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,797
Population Density1 1,393
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 145,086
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 98,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 154,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98,579 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46,507 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,055 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $165,250
Average Home Value $211,047


Median Household Income $54,603
Average Household Income $75,152
Per Capita Income $29,748
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.69%
Households 0.58% 0.66%
Families 0.4% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 173 68th
Diversity Index2 # 32 94th
Median Household Income # 122 78th
Per Capita Income # 107 80th

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