Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
1.28M
0.237% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.512% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
1.37% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,771
8.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$222,400
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
639,895
0.663% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN had a population of 1.28M people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $69,771. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN grew from 1.28M to 1.28M, a 0.237% increase and its median household income grew from $64,533 to $69,771, a 8.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), White (Hispanic) (2.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are University of Louisville (5,751 degrees awarded in 2022), Jefferson Community and Technical College (4,096 degrees), and Galen College of Nursing-Louisville (156471) (1,166 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was $222,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN is home to a population of 1.28M people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.31% of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN residents were born outside of the country (80.9k people).

In 2022, there were 5.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (947k people) in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 189k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    947k ± 1.35k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    189k ± 1.76k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    42.7k ± 2.28k
5.53%
Hispanic Population
71k people

In 2022, there were 5.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (947k people) in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 189k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.53% of the people in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are hispanic (71k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Kentucky and Indiana.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    130,001 ± 11,900 people
  2. India
    47,789 ± 7,333 people
  3. China
    26,399 ± 5,497 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky and Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 130,001 Kentucky and Indiana residents, followed by India with 47,789 and China with 26,399.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
80.9k people
6.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
81.9k people

As of 2022, 6.31% of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN residents (80.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was 6.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    22,785 ± 1,192
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    14,328 ± 1,151
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    12,082 ± 981

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN employs 640k people. The largest industries in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (90,274 people), Manufacturing (85,619 people), and Retail Trade (70,175 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,679), Utilities ($71,549), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,367).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,220. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

640k
2022 Value
± 6,289
0.663%
1 Year growth
± 1.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN grew at a rate of 0.663%, from 636k employees to 640k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (74,378 people), Management Occupations (66,735 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (59,397 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

640k
2022 Value
± 6,289
0.663%
1 Year growth
± 1.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN grew at a rate of 0.663%, from 636k employees to 640k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (90,274 people), Manufacturing (85,619 people), and Retail Trade (70,175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, though some of these residents may live in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,190
Median earning men ± $720
$38,475
Median earning women ± $559

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,411), Public Administration ($62,076), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,823).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,265), Wholesale Trade ($47,343), and Public Administration ($46,158).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 12,589
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 8,303
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 6,899
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana and Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.65%).

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Todd Young, and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky and Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky and Indiana is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky and Indiana

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Todd Young, and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Kentucky and Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky and Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky and Indiana

Kentucky and Indiana is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky and Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN awarded 16,176 degrees. The student population of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 22,631 male students and 32,742 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are White (11,095 and 70%), followed by Black or African American (2,049 and 12.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,013 and 6.39%), and Two or More Races (683 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN by number of degrees awarded are University of Louisville (5,751 and 35.6%), Jefferson Community and Technical College (4,096 and 25.3%), and Galen College of Nursing-Louisville (156471) (1,166 and 7.21%).

The most popular majors in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are Registered Nursing (1,817 and 11.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (840 and 5.19%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (792 and 4.9%).

The median tuition costs in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN are $18,000 for private four year colleges, and $9,799 and $24,652 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 55,373 (40.9% men and 59.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 55,373 students enrolled in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 34,641 records, of which 57.3% were women and 42.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,259 degrees awarded
  2. 397 degrees awarded
  3. 225 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was Registered Nursing with 1,259 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,751 degrees awarded
  2. 4,096 degrees awarded
  3. 1,166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Louisville with 5,751 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,994 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN, which is 0.762 times less than the 9,182 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 11,095 degrees mean that there were 5.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,049 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,416) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.808% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.771% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.92M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was $222,400 in 2022, which is 0.789 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $189,900 to $222,400, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN is $69,771. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Hamilton County, IN and Boone County, IN, with respective values of $114,866 and $103,038.

Property

$222,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,708
$349,990
Median Property Taxes
±$4,242

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.9% of the housing units in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Hamilton County, IN and Boone County, IN, with respective values of $114,866 and $103,038.

The following map shows all of the counties in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,771
Median Household Income
± $763
515k
Number of Households
± 5,482

In 2022, the median household income of the 515k households in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN grew to $69,771 from the previous year's value of $64,533.

The following chart displays the households in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN is from Kentucky and Indiana.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 and income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (8.19%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (8.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (153k out of 1.26M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1536 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1519 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,536 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky
1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,536 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky and Indiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.35%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN declined by 0.79% from 5.39% to 5.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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