Louisville, KY Population

Louisville Slugger baseball bats are pleased to see the giant bat that now stands downtown. It marks the spot where the Sluggers are made. There’s a revitalized riverfront area and new points of interest .And the classic Louisville attractions are as enticing as ever, including a healthy fine-arts scene, interesting architecture both old and new and, of course, the Kentucky Derby. Near the city are the Louisville Zoo; the grave of President Zachary Taylor; Locust Grove, a Georgian-style mansion that was the residence of George Rogers Clark, founder of the original settlement; Farmington, a graceful Federal-style home built in 1810; and Fort Knox, a military installation housing the nation’s gold reserve.

The city has many attractions, among them the Louisville Falls Fountain, a floating water-and-light sculpture; the Belle of Louisville, a 1914 stern-wheeler still in operation; the Kentucky Art and Craft Center, located in one of the city’s five historic districts; and the Cave Hill Cemetery, which contains a botanical garden.

Museums in the city include the Speed Art Museum, the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, and the Louisville Slugger Museum. The city supports a number of performing arts groups, and is the location of the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Kentucky Center for the Arts, which houses the Kentucky Opera, the Louisville Ballet, the Louisville Orchestra, and Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre.

Population: 256,231
Males: 121,153 (47.3%), Females: 135,078 (52.7%)

Jefferson County

Zip codes: 40202, 40203, 40204, 40205, 40206, 40207, 40208, 40209, 40210, 40211, 40212, 40213, 40214, 40215, 40216, 40217, 40218, 40219, 40220, 40222, 40223, 40228, 40229, 40241, 40242, 40243, 40245, 40258, 40272, 40291, 40299.

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $28,843
Median house value: $82,300

Races in Louisville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.9%)
  • Black (33.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (15.2%), Irish (11.2%), United States (8.7%), English (7.8%), Italian (1.7%), French (1.7%).

Elevation: 462 feet

Land area: 62.1 square miles

Map of Louisville, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Louisville

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Louisville city

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

3.8% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Louisville:

  • BAPTIST HOSP EAST (4000 KRESGE WAY)
  • CARITAS MEDICAL CENTER (1850 BLUEGRASS AV)
  • CENTRAL STATE HOSP (10510 LAGRANGE RD)
  • GATEWAY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (315 EAST BROADWAY)
  • JEWISH HOSP FRAZIER REHAB (217 E CHESTNUT ST)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL LOUISVILLE (1313 ST ANTHONY STREET)
  • NORTON HOSP/KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSP/NOR (200 E CHESTNUT ST)
  • TEN BROECK DUPONT INC (1405 BROWNS LANE)
  • TEN BROECK HOSP (8521 LAGRANGE RD)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL (530 S JACKSON ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Louisville:

  • LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD (about 5 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: SDF)
  • COLUMBUS MUNI (about 71 miles; COLUMBUS, IN; Abbreviation: BAK)
  • BLUE GRASS (about 81 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Abbreviation: LEX)

Other public-use airports nearest to Louisville:

Amtrak station near Louisville:

  • 5 miles: LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSONVILLE (JEFFERSONVILLE, 500 WILLINGER LANE). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Louisville:

  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 15,514; Location: 2301 S 3RD ST; Public; Website: www.louisville.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,290; Location: 109 E BROADWAY; Public; Website: www.jctc.kctcs.net)
  • SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,342; Location: 3101 BARDSTOWN RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sullivan.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,030; Location: 2001 NEWBURG RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bellarmine.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 1,825; Location: 2825 LEXINGTON RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SPALDING UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,144; Location: 851 S FOURTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.spalding.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • JEFFERSON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 996; Location: 727 W CHESTNUT ST; Public)
  • LOUISVILLE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 527; Location: 3901 ATKINSON SQUARE DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.louisvilletech.com)
  • RETS ELECTRONIC INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 365; Location: 300 HIGH RISE DR; Private, for-profit)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 354; Location: 10509 TIMBERWOOD CIR; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ITT-TECH.EDU)
  • SPENCERIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 201; Location: 4627 DIXIE HWY; Private, for-profit; Website: www.spencerian.edu)
  • LOUISVILLE PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 175; Location: 1044 ALTA VISTA RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lpts.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • KENTUCKY CAREER INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 4400 BRECKINRIDGE LN STE 415; Private, for-profit)
  • COMPUTER EDUCATION SERVICES INC (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 981 S 3RD ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.deckercollege.com)
  • LOUISVILLE BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: I-265 AT BEULAH CHURCH RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THE HAIR DESIGN SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 53; Location: 4160 BARDSTOWN RD; Private, for-profit)
  • ROYS OF LOUISVILLE BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 50; Location: 151 CHENOWETH LN; Private, for-profit)
  • GALEN HEALTH INSTITUTES (Full-time enrollment: 48; Location: 612 S 4TH ST STE 400; Private, for-profit)
  • DONTA SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Full-time enrollment: 41; Location: 515 W OAK ST; Private, for-profit)
  • THE HAIR DESIGN SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 35; Location: 1049 BARDSTOWN RD; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Louisville:

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST (about 8 miles; NEW ALBANY, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,355)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,217)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON (about 84 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Full-time enrollment: 33,835)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 87 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 20,492)
  • LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,437)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 104 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,784)

Biggest public high schools in Louisville:

  • PLEASURE RIDGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,895; Location: 5901 GREENWOOD ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DUPONT MANUAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,822; Location: 120 W LEE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SENECA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,734; Location: 3510 GOLDSMITH LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,693; Location: 6000 BROWNSBORO ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BUTLER TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,640; Location: 2222 CRUMS LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LOUISVILLE MALE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,635; Location: 4409 PRESTON HIGHWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,398; Location: 8620 PRESTON HIGHWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FERN CREEK TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,182; Location: 9115 FERN CREEK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • IROQUOIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,113; Location: 4615 TAYLOR BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DOSS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,052; Location: 7601 ST ANDREWS CHURCH RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Louisville:

  • CHRISTIAN ACAD OF LOUISVILLE H (Students: 1,715; Location: 3110 ROCK CREEK DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,574; Location: 1609 POPLAR LEVEL ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,104; Location: 4011 SHELBYVILLE ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • ASSUMPTION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 2170 TYLER LANE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 756; Location: 4100 SPRINGDALE RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • SACRED HEART ACADEMY (Students: 685; Location: 3175 LEXINGTON ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • HIGHVIEW BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 7711 FEGENBUSH LANE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • LOUISVILLE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 2427 GLENMARY AVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 514; Location: 7808 BEULAH CHURCH RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • EVANGEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 5400 MINORS LANE; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Louisville:

  • STUART MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,342; Location: 4601 VALLEY STATION ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NOE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,301; Location: 121 W. LEE STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,138; Location: 1501 RANGELAND RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTPORT TRADITIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,136; Location: 8100 WESTPORT ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEYZEEK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,129; Location: 828 SOUTH JACKSON STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NEWBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,118; Location: 4901 EXETER AV.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,021; Location: 1700 NORRIS PLACE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MOORE TRADITIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,013; Location: 6415 OUTER LOOP; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MYERS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,007; Location: 3741 PULLIAM; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FARNSLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 992; Location: 3400 LEES LANE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Louisville:

  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 423 CHERRYWOOD RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST RAPHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 592; Location: 2131 LANCASHIRE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ALBERT THE GREAT SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 1301 TECHNY LANE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST MARTHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 2825 KLONDIKE LANE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 541; Location: 7333 SOUTHSIDE DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST. MARGARET MARY (Students: 531; Location: 7813 SHELBYVILLE RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 1000 N BECKLEY STATION ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST BERNARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 7501 TANGELO DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 510 BRECKENRIDGE LANE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ASCENSION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 4600 LYNNBROOK DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Louisville:

  • LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,538,361; Location: 301 YORK STREET; 1,204,294 books; 31,495 audio materials; 15,994 video materials; 2,706 serial subscriptions)