Louisa is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,455 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Louisa is the 165th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Louisa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Louisa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Louisa who work in office and administrative support (16.08%), sales jobs (13.18%), and management occupations (11.25%).
Being a small city, Louisa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Louisa with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.66% of adults in Louisa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Louisa in 2010 was $14,852, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,408 for a family of four. However, Louisa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Louisa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Louisa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Louisa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Louisa include English, German, French , and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Louisa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.