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Louisville, KY

Louisville is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
617,032
Louisville Population7
$
43,006
Median Income6
6.5
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Louisville's aged 45- to 54-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 10%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

37.3
Median Age7
5.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Louisville residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 4.2% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 8.4%

Race

84.8
%
Kentucky Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Louisville has comfortable summers and cold winters with frequent rain. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 38 days per year with an average temperature in January of 35°F. There is at least some rain 124 days per year with 46 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

34
%
Chance of Rain11
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Louisville increased by 30% since 2010 which is 12% lower than the national average and 1% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,130
Monthly Average12
40
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Louisville is a very high tax location with sales tax 13% lower than the national average and property tax 23% lower than the national average, but income tax 103% higher than the national average.

Other

0.86
%
Property Tax20
6.0
%
Sales Tax10
1.45
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Louisville has an average employment rate of 94% which is 0% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Yum! Brands and Texas Roadhouse

Income

17.6
%
<$25,0006
10.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Louisville is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor27 Greg Fischer
Democratic
House of Representative27 John A. Yarmuth
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, King's Daughters' Health, is 44.7 miles from the center of Louisville, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Robley Rex VA Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, is 64.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Kentucky, 52.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 55.3% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#91 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report30
#88 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#64 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report32
#86 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades33
 

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