A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Louisville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    408
    283
  • Murder
    17
    6
  • Rape
    30
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    864
    500
  • Theft
    2,922
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    638
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,881
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I lived there in 2004-05, but have returned frequently since, since I grew up in the area and still have relatives around (though I am coming back much less!) I have also lived throughout the US and abroad.

Louisville has this strange inferiority-superiority complex. Locals will rub it in your face about how much better Louisville is than surrounding large cities, and yet bitch and moan about how those aforementioned cities (namely Cincinnati) have more amenities.

This is endemic to many Heartland cities, but the job market is abysmal. No matter the industry, the pay is rubbish. Go to Nashville where pay is higher, cost of living is less, and there is no state income tax.

Locals won't be friendly to you. It goes beyond being cliquish, asking you "which high school did you go to?" It's HARD to make friends there, and when you do, you'll likely lose touch with them the moment they learn you're leaving the area. Even Angelenos are warmer and friendlier. Says a lot!

Ugh!
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I love living in Louisville! There's always something to do for everyone. Louisville is known for its amazing food culture, and any foodie will be in heaven here! Downtown, there are tons of museums to visit, and concerts abound because Louisville is on the list for many famous musician tours. For the outdoorsy type, there are tons of beautiful little parks scattered all over, and great hiking a short distance away. The cost of living isn't bad compared to a lot of big cities.
I have lived in Louisville for most of my life and have loved every second of it. I have plenty of family who live here and have metso many people. The college sports are amazing, especially the Lousiville Women's Basketball team. I love going to the games and cheering on my cousin. There's not really much I would want to change about Louisville except the weather. One minute it's warm and 70 degree weather and the next day it is snowing below 30 degrees!