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Louisville, KY: What you need to know

With its strategic location along the Ohio River, Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and home to the annual Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in the city are Kentucky Fried Chicken, Louisville Slugger and three Fortune 500 companies, and the airport houses the worldwide hub of UPS. Students can attend the University of Louisville, and other key economic sectors are healthcare, medical sciences and whiskey distillation.


Louisville, KY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 608,732
Median Age 37
Median Household Income $45,762
Median Home Price $140,700

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Real Estate in Louisville, KY

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Business in Louisville, KY

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    Louisville, KY Top Employers

    As the site of many corporate headquarters and start-up operations, Louisville major employers offer employment opportunities in diverse industries.

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  • Known for its quirky atmosphere, WHY Louisville sells unique items created by local residents.
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    Made in Louisville, KY

    Customers find more than just good deals at WHY Louisville. Discover how the store is an attraction itself.

  • KFC Yum Center
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    Businesses in Louisville, KY

    Louisville's business and community leaders have focused on four major industry clusters to chart the city's future.

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Schools in Louisville, KY

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Health in Louisville, KY

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    Louisville, KY's Health-Care Excellence

    Louisville was one of the first cities in the nation to guarantee health care for the homeless, and next to tourism, health care is the top employer sector.

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Louisville, KY Demographics

Median Population in Louisville, KY

Median Age 37.3%
Age 18 Over 76.9%
Age 21 Over 73%
Age 62 Over 16.9%
Age 65 Over 13.4%

Race in Louisville, KY

  Ethnicity White 71.1%
  Ethnicity Black 22.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 4.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.6%

Population By Gender in Louisville, KY

  Male 48.3%
  Female 51.7%

Language in Louisville, KY

  English Only 91.6%
  English Other 8.4%

Economics in Louisville, KY

  Median Household Income $45,762
  Median Home Price $140,700
  Homes Owned 39.6%
  Homes Rent 60.4%
  Median Property Rent $727

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Commute Types in Louisville, KY

  Walked 2.3%
  Worked at Home 3%
  Public Transportation 3%
  Other Means 1.7%
  Drove Alone 81.5%
  Carpooled 8.5%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 440
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