Latest Data (2017)
Population 621,349
Nationwide Rank 29

Quick Facts

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is the 29th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is a metro government.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Louisville/Jefferson County had its largest population ever.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky's growth is below average. 61% 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
2000-2017
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
29 Louisville/Jefferson County 621,349 12.1%
60 Lexington-Fayette 321,959 23.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 621,349 29
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