Latest Data (2018)
Population 620,118
Nationwide Rank 29

Quick Facts

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is the 29th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is a metro government.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Louisville/Jefferson County had its largest population ever.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky's growth is about average. 58% 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
2000-2018
19 Denver, Colorado 716,492 28.8%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 702,455 22.8%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 694,583 17.6%
22 El Paso, Texas 682,669 20.8%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,662 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 669,053 22.5%
25 Portland, Oregon 653,115 23.2%
26 Memphis, Tennessee 650,618 -5.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 649,021 27.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 644,644 33.0%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 620,118 11.9%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 602,495 -7.1%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 592,025 -0.8%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,218 24.3%
33 Tucson, Arizona 545,975 11.5%
34 Fresno, California 530,093 23.0%
35 Mesa, Arizona 508,958 26.3%
36 Sacramento, California 508,529 24.2%
37 Atlanta, Georgia 498,044 18.2%
38 Kansas City, Missouri 491,918 11.2%
39 Colorado Springs, Colorado 472,688 30.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Kentucky

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
29 Louisville/Jefferson County 620,118 11.9%
60 Lexington-Fayette 323,780 23.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 620,118 29
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