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.
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 (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.
Louisville is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Louisville. This makes Louisville a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Louisville presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Louisville is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.49% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Louisville. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Louisville landscape.
The overall education level of Louisville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.73% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.