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 90.50% 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 (15.07%), sales jobs (10.72%), and teaching (9.41%).

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: 12.99% 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Louisville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Louisville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Louisville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Louisville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Louisville in 2010 was $43,941, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,764 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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