Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY

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Population

620,149

0.191% decline

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$52,303

0.66% growth

Number of Employees

302,591

1.84% decline

Median Property Value

$168,700

5.11% growth

About

In 2018, Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY had a population of 620k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $52,303. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY declined from 621,337 to 620,149, a -0.191% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,960 to $52,303, a 0.66% increase.

The population of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is 64.8% White Alone, 23.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.64% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY are Brown Mackie College-Louisville (263 degrees awarded in 2017), Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville (468705) (48 degrees), and Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville (46 degrees).

The median property value in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is $168,700, and the homeownership rate is 60%. Most people in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY employs 303k people. The largest industries in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,326 people), Manufacturing (34,957 people), and Retail Trade (31,451 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,563), Public Administration ($54,588), and Finance & Insurance ($52,114).

Median household income in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is $52,303. Males in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,811. The income inequality in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,303

2018 value

± $2,074

0.66%

1 Year Growth

± 5.19%

Households in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY have a median annual income of $52,303, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,960 in 2017, which represents a 0.66% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,924

Average Male Salary

± $1,584

$44,811

Average Female Salary

± $1,175

In 2018, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,531 ± $9,168

  2. White

    $46,110 ± $966

  3. Two or More Races

    $40,496 ± $7,177

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is from Kentucky.

0.454

2018 Wage GINI

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.02% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 103.07

  2. Census Tract 103.14

  3. Census Tract 115.18

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was Census Tract 103.07 with a value of $133,393, followed by Census Tract 103.14 and Census Tract 115.18, with respective values of $116,149 and $112,015.

The following map shows all of the places in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY (100k out of 601k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    51,555 ± 1,660

  2. Black

    40,544 ± 1,523

  3. Hispanic

    7,922 ± 797

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

303k

2018 Value

± 9,599

-1.84%

1 Year decline

± 4.42%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY declined at a rate of -1.84%, from 308k employees to 303k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37,114 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,407 people), and Management Occupations (25,696 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37,114 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,407 people), and Management Occupations (25,696 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.52 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($70,632), Management Occupations ($62,463), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,018).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

303k

2018 Value

± 9,599

-1.84%

1 Year decline

± 4.42%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY declined at a rate of -1.84%, from 308k employees to 303k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,326 people), Manufacturing (34,957 people), and Retail Trade (31,451 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, though some of these residents may live in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,326 people), Manufacturing (34,957 people), and Retail Trade (31,451 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.95 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,563), Public Administration ($54,588), and Finance & Insurance ($52,114).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $74.6B

  2. $17.8B

  3. $17.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74.6B, followed by Base metals ($17.8B) and Gasoline ($17.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$301B

2020 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

32.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $301B. This is expected to increase 32.3% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.5B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $23.5B, followed by Indiana with $20.7B and Tennessee and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.5% of the population of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 9.98% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.76% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY see 1043 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (1059 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 980 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 361 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,043 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, KY see an average of 1,043 patients per year. This represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (1,059 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.47%

Uninsured

49.4%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

9.98%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY grew by 21.5% from 4.5% to 5.47%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is home to a population of 620k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.08% of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY residents were born outside of the country (44k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is composed of 402k White Alone residents (64.8%), 147k Black or African American Alone residents (23.6%), 35k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.64%), 17.8k Asian Alone residents (2.88%), 13.2k Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 4.08k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.657%), 1.55k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.25%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

44k people

6.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

42.4k people

As of 2017, 7.08% of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY residents (44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was 6.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    27,559 ± 4,063 people

  2. Cuba

    11,069 ± 2,580 people

  3. China

    9,810 ± 2,429 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 27,559 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 11,069 and China with 9,810.

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Citizenship

95.9%

2018 Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.9% of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    402k ± 4.12k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    147k ± 4.38k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35k ± 4.47k

In 2018, there were 2.74 times more White Alone residents (402k people) in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 147k Black or African American Alone and 35k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,716 ± 1,489

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,408 ± 1,183

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,169 ± 1,119

Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY awarded 438 degrees. The student population of Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is skewed towards women, with 145 male students and 419 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY are White (181 and 41.3%), followed by Black or African American (178 and 40.6%), Asian (50 and 11.4%), and Unknown (14 and 3.2%).

The largest universities in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY by number of degrees awarded are Brown Mackie College-Louisville (263 and 60%), Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville (468705) (48 and 11%), and Trend Setters' Academy of Beauty Culture-Louisville (46 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY are General Cosmetology (103 and 23.5%), Medical Assistant (52 and 11.9%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (49 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was Occupational Therapist Assistant with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY according to their major.

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Universities

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brown Mackie College-Louisville with 263 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

93

Degrees Awarded to Men

345

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 93 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY, which is 0.27 times less than the 345 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    181 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    178 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    50 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY were to White students. These 181 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 178 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was $168,700 in 2018, which is 0.734 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $160,500 to $168,700, a 5.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,700

2018 Median

± $3,354

$160,500

2017 Median

± $3,807

In 2018, the median property value in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY grew to to $168,700 from the previous year's value of $160,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$52,303

Median Household Income

± $2,074

247k

Number of Households

± 8,294

In 2018, the median household income of the 247k households in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY grew to $52,303 from the previous year's value of $51,960.

The following chart displays the households in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60%

2018 Homeownership

59.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 60% of the housing units in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.43%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.86%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY was Drove Alone (79.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.43%) and those who Worked At Home (4.86%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Louisville/Jefferson County metro government (balance), KY 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 metro government (balance), KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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