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 616,261 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 (14.80%), sales jobs (9.92%), and management occupations (8.64%).

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 of the benefits of being a big city like Louisville is having a public transportation system, but in Louisville the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Louisville benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The percentage of people in Louisville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.25% of adults in Louisville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Louisville in 2010 was $27,726, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,904 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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