Louisville, CO
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Living in Louisville


Louisville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 21,163 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Louisville is the 32nd largest community in Colorado.

Louisville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Louisville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Louisville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Louisville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Louisville who work in management occupations (14.85%), sales jobs (9.43%), and teaching (9.24%).

Also of interest is that Louisville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Louisville is also a city of artists. Louisville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Louisville’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Louisville is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Louisville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Louisville is a pretty powerful place. 70.27% of the adults in Louisville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Louisville in 2010 was $49,928, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,712 for a family of four.

Louisville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Louisville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Louisville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Louisville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Louisville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.