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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$727
National
$928
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
    363
    273
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    30
    41
  • Robbery
    227
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    922
    525
  • Theft
    2,770
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    474
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,762
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Welcome to Derby City! Birthhplace of world champion Muhammad Ali. Childhood home of Diane Sawyer, Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Cruise. Our city has beautiful greenery, we're talking some of the most beautiful parks in the country! We have a competitive cluster of schooling. From the ground breaking researchers to our fierce sports competitors. Louisville is the perfect place to raise a family! We have affordable living, wonderful employment opportunities and offers a safe community. Our community town is one of the places to be. Safe strips of bars and clubs to take full advantage of. AND THE FOOD! It's no wonder the Food Network loves to feature our exotic city! You won't find a city with more mom and pop restaurants. Who needs to go to a bland chain restaurant? Looking at our schools, our malls and our subdivisions, you'll notice we have a melting pot of cultures residing here. Definitely one of the BEST places to live. Shhhhhh.... we're Americas' best kept secret!
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Louisville has a lot of culture for a city in Kentucky. Louisville is one of the top 20 biggest cities in the USA. A basketball city where most fans are Louisville or Kentucky fans, with a big-time rivalry and event in Louisville. Got the KFC YUM! Center and Muhammad Ali Center. Cost of living is not that bad also, a lot of great real estate in the east of Louisville. Great to be born in a good city like Louisville, climate is decent, not too cold in the winter but not too hot in the summer.
Born and raised here in Louisville, KY! I loved the unity within the community and the care and respect for the children, elderly and other people's property. I am 45 years of age now and the violence has gotten ridiculous, due to drugs and gangs, folks migrating from northern states trying to get away from even more violence on to continue the violence and drugs here. Folks not explaining and sharing what they have witnessed, taking matters into their own hands. Main problem is that there is little love and Christ Jesus has been removed from school, government building and the hearts of many.