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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Louisville is a city in Kentucky with a population of 617,032. Louisville is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Louisville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Louisville there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Louisville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Louisville are above average.
About Louisville...
Population
617,032

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$812
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Louisville Rankings

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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
    494
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    149.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    638.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,670.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    582.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
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
    11%
    13%

Working in Louisville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,307
National
$55,322
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I absolutely love my city! Louisville is one of the most diverse cities I've ever experienced. There are so many people with different backgrounds, and living here has allowed me to learn so much about the importance of ones culture. There are so many fun things to do like drive along the river, go to parks, go out to eat, see movies, shop, go see the Louisville Bats Baseball games, visit Churchill Downs, and much more. It's also a great location geographically because it's close to many other big cities. Nashville and Indianapolis are both about 3-4 hours away, and most people who live here also make the drive down to Florida fairly easy. Our summers are long and hot, and our winters are unpredictable. Overall, Louisville is a very fun and unique city to live in, and I'm so glad I had the privilege to grow up in it.
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Louisville is the biggest city in Kentucky, and it definitely shows with the endless options of restaurants, stores, boutiques, schools, events, entertainment, parks. The Louisville population welcomes diversity, whether it be people of color or the LGBTQ+ group. It's interesting since there is so much to do either with your family, group of friends, or even by yourself. Thanks to Louisville, it's super easy to be healthy both physically and mentally!
As a high school student living in the suburbs, my experience living Louisville is very different than, for example, a 20-something in the Highlands. However, your experience would be different no matter what depending on where you live in the city. Louisville is a very active and diverse community perfect for anyone. The large metro population makes for a great city feel while not being overwhelmingly populated or full of traffic like NYC or LA. Local restaurants and shops are great, as well as city events like Thunder Over Louisville, Kentucky Oaks & Derby, Forecastle Festival, the Kentucky State Fair, and Waterfront Wednesdays. In fact, the Kentucky Derby alone is enough to convince someone to move here in my opinion. It's not as big of a city as Nashville or Cincinnati, but that doesn't mean Louisville feels like a small town compared to them, either. Overall, Louisville is a great place to live and work!