Latest Data (2016)
Population 616,261
Nationwide Rank 29

Quick Facts

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is the 29th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is a metro government.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Louisville/Jefferson County had its largest population ever.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky's growth is about average. 57% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
19 Denver, Colorado 693,060 24.6%
20 El Paso, Texas 683,080 20.9%
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
29 Louisville/Jefferson County 616,261 11.2%
60 Lexington-Fayette 318,449 21.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 616,261 29
2015 615,366 30
2014 612,780 30
2013 609,893 28
2012 605,110 27
2011 601,532 27
2010 597,337 27
2009 566,503 29
2008 563,119 28
2007 562,632 28
2006 559,709 28
2005 559,855 28
2004 558,389 28
2003 557,113 28
2002 555,533 28
2001 554,881 27
2000 553,960 26
1980 298,451 49
1970 361,472 39
1960 390,639 31
1950 369,129 30
1940 319,077 25
1930 307,745 24
1920 234,891 29
1910 223,928 24
1900 204,731 18
1890 161,129 20
1880 123,758 16
1870 100,753 14
1860 68,033 12
1850 43,194 14
1840 21,210 16