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Louisville is a village in Clay County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Louisville. For links to other places called Louisville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Louisville is 38.772N. The longitude is -88.502W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,231.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Louisville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62858 ZIP code.
21% of Louisville residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $13,119, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Louisville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Louisville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $184. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Louisville political report.
The average commute time for Louisville workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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