Louisa, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Louisa, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Louisa had a population of 2,406 as of July 1, 2016. Louisa ranks in the lower 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 Louisa is located at latitude 38.1116 and longitude -82.6152 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Louisa (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of Louisa (GNIS ID: 2404959) 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 "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Louisa 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 Louisa: Fork of the Big Sandy, Italy.

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


Total Population 2,406
Population in Households 2,332
Population in Familes 1,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 1,072
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,038
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 643
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 555 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $108,206
Average Home Value $123,344


Median Household Income $27,928
Average Household Income $42,713
Per Capita Income $18,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.36%
Households -0.21% -0.21%
Families -0.1% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Louisa, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Louisa 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 # 144 74th
Population Density1 # 233 57th
Diversity Index2 # 418 24th
Median Household Income # 474 12th
Per Capita Income # 372 31st

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