Louisville, KY
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Louisville is a very large city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 615,366 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 (14.53%), sales jobs (9.88%), and management occupations (8.73%).

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 car-oriented large cities in America. A full 0.84% 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%: 27.97% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Louisville in 2010 was $26,893, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,572 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 African.

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