This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Louisville has a very low population density. Louisville is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Louisville, KY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Louisville has a population density of 3,873, with 557,710 current residents.
Out of the 557,710 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 42% of the residents are married and 58% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 44% Rain
- 15% Snow
57°F average temperature
- 56 years Median home age
- $83,460 Median home price
- -1.8% Home appreciation rate
- 8.25% Annual property tax
As for living in Louisville, the air quality is 20% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 44% rainy, and 15% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Louisville, you should know that 46.9% of homes are owned while 42.3% of homes are rented, and 10.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $83,460, the median age of homes is 56 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.80% and the annual property tax is 8.25%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Louisville, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Louisville’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Louisville is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 55.34% Democratic, 43.38% Republican, and 1.28% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
76%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
9%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Louisville, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.90% of residents are unemployed in Louisville (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Louisville residents: 11% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.81% are in the arts and sciences field, 18.2% are in the customer service field, 26.8% are in the sales field, 0.22% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 16.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.31%, 4.82% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.75% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.90% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Louisville, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Louisville have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 7% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.