Louisville, CO
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Louisville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 20,396 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 91.05% 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 (14.42%), teaching (10.71%), and sales jobs (10.41%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Louisville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Louisville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Louisville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Louisville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Louisville is a pretty powerful place. 70.54% 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 $44,420, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,680 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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