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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
About Louisville...
Population
611,573

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%
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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
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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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Louisville Reviews

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Louisville is an amazing city to live in. While the pollen levels are sure to mess with your nose -- the city is beautiful and there are plenty activities for people of all ages. Along with the beautiful buildings down-town, you also can drive along Eastern and Southern Parkway for a view of houses around 150 years old that are still striving -- along with the residents that have passed down those houses for years. Not only is Louisville a great place to live, but even just for a visit. With new hotels being built down-town for star quality. Why star quality you ask? Because of the beautiful Kentucky Derby! The annual Run For The Roses attracts people from all over the world! Who wouldn't want to be in Louisville, Kentucky?
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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!

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My experience living here in Louisville is amazing. I have been born and raised here, we have so many great restaurants and the people here are very welcoming. It's also very diverse and accepting of all cultures. We have a ton of historically sites and many famous people come from Louisville, legends such as Muhammad Ali! The weather is a bit of a turn off especially if you struggle with allergies but other than that Louisville is the place to be.