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The City of Louisville had a population of 246,907 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.2542 and longitude -85.7594 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Louisville 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 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 Central Division of Jefferson County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Louisville: Louisville-Jefferson County.
|Total Population||246,907 (100%)|
|Population in Households||233,855 (94.7%)|
|Population in Families||157,903 (64.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||13,052 ( 5.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$41,980|
|Average Household Income||$61,696|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$26,928|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||124,396 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||52,025 (41.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||54,999 (44.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||17,371 (14.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$166,561|
|Average Home Value||$217,981|
|Housing Affordability Index3||139|
|Average Household Size||2.19|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.52%|
|Per Capita Income||2.53%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.58%|
The table below compares Louisville to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 46||92nd|
|Median Household Income||# 352||35th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 61||11th|
|Per Capita Income||# 226||58th|
|Diversity Index||# 16||97th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.