Louisville, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Louisville Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Louisville Content

Also See: Louisville, KY ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Louisville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Louisville had a population of 246,113 as of July 1, 2016. Louisville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 is located at latitude 38.2254 and longitude -85.7416 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Louisville (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.41 sq. miles and a water area of 4.88 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The City of Louisville (GNIS ID: 2404963) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Louisville 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: Louisville-Jefferson County.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


City of Louisville, KY Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | KY Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Louisville East Division | Jefferson County | Kentucky Counties

Search the map for:

Louisville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 246,113
Population in Households 234,792
Population in Familes 161,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,321
Population Density1 4,007
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 107,102
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 53,667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123,468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,997 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,105 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,366 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $126,352
Average Home Value $172,848


Median Household Income $34,451
Average Household Income $52,038
Per Capita Income $23,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.3%
Households 0.09% 0.32%
Families -0.31% 0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Louisville 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 # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 47 91st
Diversity Index2 # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 369 32nd
Per Capita Income # 197 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.

Kentucky Research Tools

Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Kentucky Census Data
Highest or Lowest: