Louisville, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Louisville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Louisville had a population of 247,994 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Louisville: Louisville-Jefferson County.

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Louisville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 247,994
Population in Households 236,479
Population in Familes 162,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,515
Population Density2 4,038
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $38,256
Average Household Income $58,190
Per Capita Income $25,951


Total Housing Units 124,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,727 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 58,128 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,463 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $135,326
Average Home Value $186,862


Total Households 107,855
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 53,578
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.19% 0.36%
Households 0.15% 0.4%
Families -0.25% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2018 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 # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 324 40th
Per Capita Income # 191 65th

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