Louisville is a very large city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 617,638 people and 147 constituent neighborhoods, Louisville is the largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Louisville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Louisville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Louisville who work in office and administrative support (12.51%), sales jobs (9.82%), and management occupations (8.79%).
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.
Louisville is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Louisville is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Of the large cities in America, Louisville is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 83.16% of people in Louisville drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Louisville, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The education level of Louisville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.92% of adults in Louisville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Louisville in 2018 was $30,943, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,772 for a family of four. However, Louisville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Louisville is an extremely 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Louisville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Louisville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.