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Louisville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Louisville had a population of 248,987 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Louisville: Louisville-Jefferson County.

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Louisville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 248,987
Daytime Population: Workers 203,499
Daytime Population: Residents 133,747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 337,246
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 237,472
Population in Familes 163,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,515
Population Density2 4,054
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $36,635
Average Household Income $55,304
Per Capita Income $24,723


Total Housing Units 124,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,354 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59,055 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,775 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $128,018
Average Home Value $177,549


Total Households 108,409
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 54,339
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.34%
Households 0.24% 0.37%
Families -0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 Density # 47 91st
Diversity Index # 15 97th
Median Household Income # 339 37th
Per Capita Income # 193 64th

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