Louisville, KY Community Information

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Louisville Metro and Neighborhood Information

Louisville is Kentucky's largest city and straddles the border with Indiana, hence its nickname Kentuckiana. Nearby are the Falls of the Ohio, a national wildlife conservation area whose rapids are the only natural obstacle in the Ohio River. Historically, Louisville has served as a distribution and transportation hub, and with it, the city has experienced renewed popularity and prosperity, which has carried it to its present status as the 16th most-populated city in the nation.

Despite its embattled Civil War past, Louisville's rich history is colored by other claims to fame. It is best known for hosting the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown trio of thoroughbred horse races. It is the most popular horse racing event and is dubbed 'The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.' The city is also the birthplace of the Louisville Slugger, the official bat of Major League Baseball and a catalyst that revolutionized America's favorite pastime. The Louisville Slugger Museum showcases the history of the popular brand and houses exhibits of historical bats, such as the one legendary baseball player Babe Ruth used for his last homerun as a New York Yankee. The Belle of Louisville steamboat is perhaps one of the most beloved symbols of this city. Built in 1914, this grand ship is the oldest steamboat in operation; it became a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

Affordable housing

Due to recent renewal efforts, the city is experiencing more steady growth, especially in home appreciations, according to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO). Louisville's affordable housing prices have attracted many new families to the area. Currently, the average price for Louisville homes for sale is $159,900.

The Old Louisville neighborhood has one of the most diverse populations in the city, and it boasts a large collection of Victorian houses. This sprawling community of 1,205 acres was the city's first suburb and offers dozens of stately homes and vintage architectural styles. To buy a home in this charming town, expect to pay an average price of just $65,000.

The more modern entertainment district of the Highlands neighborhood offers its own brand of charm, bounded by Beargrass Creek near downtown. It was the last neighborhood in the downtown district to be urbanized, and it has since amassed a high concentration of nightclubs, restaurants and shopping venues. A wealth of housing is on sale here, including apartments, condominiums, townhouses and single family homes. Affordable as always, homes here start with an average price of $170,000. So whether you're looking for old town charm or modern convenience, start your Louisville home search today!

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Louisville, KY Community Information

Population

718,474

Median Age

37.3

Median Household Income

$57,361

Households with Children

44.84%

Median Travel Time to Work

23 minutes

Louisville, KY Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

64.56%

Homes Rented

31.16%

Homes Vacant

4.28%

Louisville, KY School Information

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Community

  • Total Population 718,474
  • Total Male Population 347,085
  • Total Female Population 371,389
  • Population change since 2000 104.42%
  • Median age 37.3
  • Percent of households with children 44.84%
  • Personal Crime risk 128

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 23 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 3.33%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 90.74
  • Percent Using Other transportation 3.13%
  • Percent Working From Home 2.81%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 14.18%
  • High school graduate 30.48%
  • Some college 21.81%
  • Associate degree 6.73%
  • Bachelor's degree 16.55%
  • Graduate degree 10.25%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.28%
  • Construction 6.12%
  • Manufacturing 11.58%
  • Wholesale Trade 3.49%
  • Retail Trade 9.67%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 7.97%
  • Services 5.72%
  • Public administration 3.64%
  • Information 2.48%
  • Professional 9.58%
  • Education 22.45%
  • Arts 9.27%

Income

  • Average household income $73,038
  • Income change since 2000 25.40%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 42.42 / 24.68
  • Avg. July high/low temp 88.75 / 66.32
  • Annual precipitation 46.28

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