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Louisville is a city in Jefferson County.
Louisville is in the Bluegrass region.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for French King Louis XVI.
The latitude of Louisville is 38.254N. The longitude is -85.759W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 248,762.
Union forces had military headquarters here during the Civil War.
The city merged with Jefferson county in 2003 to form a metro government.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Louisville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40215 ZIP code.
16% of Louisville residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Louisville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Louisville was $18,193, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Louisville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Louisville include Butchertown Historic District, Cherokee Triangle Area Residential District, Clifton Historic District, Highlands Historic District, Old Louisville Residential District, Russell Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Louisville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.
Libraries in Louisville include Bon Air Branch, Crescent Hill Branch, Dorothea Stottman Library, Fairdale Branch, Fern Creek Branch, Filson Library, Highland-Shelby Park Branch, Iroquois Branch, Jeffersontown Branch, Louisville Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Louisville include Courier-Journal
TV stations in Louisville include WAVE, WBNA, WBXV-CA, WDRB, WHAS, WKMJ, WKPC, WLKY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFPL.
Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Louisville political report.
Louisville restaurants taking online reservations include 211 Clover Lane Restaurant, Asiatique Restaurant, Avalon - Louisville, Azalea Restaurant, Baxter Station Bar & Grill, BLU Italian Mediterranean Grille, Cafe Lou Lou, De la Torre's Spanish Restaurant, Equus, Jarfi's Bistro & Catering ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Louisville workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 197 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Louisville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 7.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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