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Louisville Population

Louisville is the largest city of the U.S state of Kentucky, situated along the border between Kentucky and Indiana, the Ohio River, in north central Kentucky at the Falls of the Ohio. Louisville population in 2021 is estimated to be 618,865 covering area of 397 sq miles. Louisville is the most ancient and popular city located in Jefferson county, named after King Louis XVI of France, Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. The first European settlement in the vicinity of modern-day Louisville was on Corn Island in 1778 by Col. George Rogers Clark, credited as the founder of Louisville. Since 2003, Louisville's borders have been the same as those of Jefferson County, after a city-county merger. The official name of this consolidated city-county government is the Louisville/Jefferson County Louisville Metropolitan Government, abbreviated to Louisville Metro. The median income of Louisville is $53,436 for households and $29,935 for individual. ‌

Louisville/Jefferson County(2019)Louisville Metropolitan UA(2020)
Population 617,631.48 million
Area397 sq mi (1,030 sq km)4,135 sq mi (10,711 sq km)
Rank29 (US)38 (CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA

Below is the Louisville, Kentucky population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010596,155
2011599,6370.58
2012604,1100.75
2013610,3391.03
2014612,5090.36
2015615,2470.45
2016617,4620.36
2017619,8480.39
2018620,1180.04
2019617,630-0.40
2020618,0010.06
2021 *618,8650.14
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Louisville city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearLouisville Population
1950475,684
1955525,582
1960595,377
1965659,875
1970728,492
1975748,499
1980759,354
1985758,427
1990755,408
1995799,328
2000854,889
2005908,309
2010963,907
2011975,432
20151,022,925
2020*1,081,089
2025*1,126,010
2035*1,229,791
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Louisville city Population(UA)

Louisville metropolitan

Louisville and Jefferson County have a combined area of 397.68 square miles (1,030 sq km). The Greater Louisville region is made up of 15 counties surrounding the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana areas, home to more than 1.4 million people. The Louisville metropolitan area or popularly called "Kentuckiana", also known as the Louisville–Jefferson County, Kentucky–Indiana, metropolitan statistical area, is the 45th largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States.


Louisville Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Population of Louisville by age is 617,630, out of these 298,415 are male, 319,215 are female, The sex ratio of Louisville is 94. The median age of the Louisville population is 37.9, Louisville population by age are, under 18 years is 135,821, 16 years and over is 497,427, 18 years and over is 481,809, 21 years and over is 457,914, 65 years and over is 121,861. 48.3% are male, 51.7% are female, 22.0% are under 18 years old, 80.5% are 16 years and over, 78.0% are 18 years and over, 74.1% are 21 years and over, 15.9% are 65 years and over. There are total 282,781 housing units, The voting population of Louisville are 458,089, out of these 217,711 are male voters, 240,378 are female voters, 47.5% are male, 52.5% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -538,6566.3%
5 - 934,2875.6%
10 - 1439,7806.4%
15 - 1938,5796.2%
20 - 2439,7266.4%
25 - 3492,36815.0%
35 - 4476,46912.4%
45 - 5476,36712.4%
55 - 5939,6926.4%
60 - 6443,7947.1%
65 - 7459,1959.6%
75 - 8427,9444.5%
85 and over10,7731.7%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Louisville Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Louisville by race are:

White Population

White population in Louisville, Kentucky are 432,189, percentage wise 70.0 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Louisville, Kentucky are 148,239, percentage wise 24.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Louisville, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Louisville are 16,283, percentage wise 2.6 percent are asians, out of these 6,270 are Asian Indians, 2,245 are Chinese, 1,664 are Filipinos, 669 are Japanese, 986 are Korean, 1,919 are Vietnamese and 2,530 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Louisville, Kentucky are 36,857. Percentage wise 6.0 percent are hispanics, out of these 13,053 are Mexican people, 1,233 are Puerto Ricans, 15,311 are Cubans, and 7,260 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race617,630Percent
White432,18970.0%
Black or African American148,23924.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native7690.1%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population16,2832.6%
Asian Indian6,2701.0%
Chinese2,2450.4%
Filipino1,6640.3%
Japanese6690.1%
Korean9860.2%
Vietnamese1,9190.3%
Other Asian Population2,530
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4590.1%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino36,8576.0%
Mexican13,0532.1%
Puerto Rican1,2330.2%
Cuban15,3112.5%
Other Hispanic or Latino7,260
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Louisville native population is 562,380, out of these 410,961 born in the Kentucky state and 145,274 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 55,250, out of these 26,844 are Naturalised US citizen, 4,094 are in Europe, 10,594 in Asia, 3,710 in Africa, 8,281 in Latin America and 165 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Louisville are 28,406, out of these 1,215 are from Europe, 9,333 are from Asia, 3,226 from Africa, 13,988 are from Latin America and 548 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native562,380
Born in state of residence410,961
Born in other state in the United States145,274
Northeast18,398
Midwest0
South48,092
West12,676
Born outside the United States6,145
Puerto Rico191
U.S. Island Areas462
Born abroad of American parent(s)5,492
Foreign born
Born outside of United States55,250
Naturalized U.S. citizen26,844
Europe4,094
Asia10,594
Africa3,710
Oceania0
Latin America8,281
Northern America165
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen28,406
Europe1,215
Asia9,333
Africa3,226
Oceania96
Latin America13,988
Northern America548
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Louisville Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Louisville, Kentucky are 282,781, Occupied housing units are 252,784, Rental vacancy rate is 7. Percentage of occupancy is 89, 53.28% of houses are owner occupied and 36.11% of houses are renter occupied in Louisville. There are 63.13 percent of one-unit detached, 4.51 percent of one-units attached, 2.51 percent of two-unit houses, 7.90 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.58 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 33.51 percent are available with one vehicle, 32.30 percent are available with two vehicles, 14.31 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.28 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units282,781
Occupied housing units252,784
Occupied housing units percent89
Rental vacancy rate7
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached178,531
1-unit attached12,757
2 units7,096
3 or 4 units22,333
Mobile home4,459
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied150,660
Renter-occupied102,124
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Louisville Housing Market

The median value of housing in Louisville, Kentucky is $172,100, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 2.84 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 7.52 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 11.17 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 10.04 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 10.98 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 7.78 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 2.41 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.54 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0008,040
$50,000 to $99,99921,251
$100,000 to $149,99931,579
$150,000 to $199,99928,379
$200,000 to $299,99931,047
$300,000 to $499,99922,010
$500,000 to $999,9996,824
$1,000,000 or more1,530
Median (dollars)172,100
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Louisville Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,252, 0.19 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 9.60 percent pay between $500 to $999, 13.39 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 6.00 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 3.11 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 1.38 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.84 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $463, 1.38 percent of homes pay less than $250, 5.07 percent pays between $250 to $399, 6.51 percent pay between $400 to $599, 2.58 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.10 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.82 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500527
$500 to $99927,144
$1,000 to $1,49937,869
$1,500 to $1,99916,963
$2,000 to $2,4998,805
$2,500 to $2,9993,899
$3,000 or more5,197
Median (dollars)1,252
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2503,910
$250 to $39914,350
$400 to $59918,399
$600 to $7997,309
$800 to $9993,116
$1,000 or more2,322
Median (dollars)463
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Louisville Rental

Total number of Louisville rental homes or apartments are 102,124, occupied by Renter, The median value of Louisville average rental rate is $878. 12.93 percent of homes are under $500, 47.62 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 34.44 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 0.50 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.43 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $50013,206
$500 to $99948,633
$1,000 to $1,49928,610
$1,500 to $1,9996,564
$2,000 to $2,499243
$2,500 to $2,999265
$3,000 or more440
Median (dollars)878
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates


Louisville History

The Louisville early growth was influenced by the fact that river boats had to be unloaded and moved downriver before reaching the falls. By 1828, the population had grown to 7,000 and Louisville became an incorporated city. During this point in the 1850s, the city was growing and vibrant, but that also came with negativity. It was the center of planning, supplies, recruiting, and transportation. By 1820, the population is 4,012, Louisville Lyceum established in 1831, Medical Institute founded in 1837. In 1838, Louisville Gas and Water established, Kentucky Institution for the Education of the Blind founded in 1839, population is 1860 was 68,033 and 161,129 people in 1890. By 1900, population reached 204,731 and 234,891 in 1920 and 307,745 by 1930.

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