Louisville, KY

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Living in Louisville

Louisville is a very large city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 621,349 people and 147 constituent neighborhoods, Louisville is the largest community in Kentucky.

Louisville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.74%), sales jobs (9.93%), and management occupations (8.85%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Louisville, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Louisville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Louisville a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Louisville is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

One important feature of Louisville is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.49% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Louisville anyway. So, if you like to drive, Louisville is the city for you! The landscape around Louisville reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The percentage of people in Louisville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.73% of adults in Louisville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Louisville in 2010 was $28,975, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,900 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.