Louisville metropolitan area

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Louisville metropolitan area
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The Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Bardstown, KY-IN CSA (as of March 6, 2020)
  Jefferson County, KY
  Surrounding counties in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA
  Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY MSA
  Bardstown, KY μSA
  Scottsburg, IN μSA
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
States Flag of Kentucky.svg Kentucky
Flag of Indiana.svg Indiana
Principal city Louisville
Area
  Urban
477.2 sq mi (1,236 km2)
   MSA 4,135.4 sq mi (10,711 km2)
Population
 (2020)
   Urban
1,025,000 [1] (US: 43rd [lower-alpha 1] )
  Urban density2,147.9/sq mi (829.3/km2)
  MSA
1,395,855 [2] (US: 43rd [lower-alpha 2] )
  CSA
1,601,309 [3] (US: 37th)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)

The Louisville metropolitan area is the 43rd largest [lower-alpha 2] metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States. It had a population of 1,395,855 in 2020 according to the latest official census, and its principal city is Louisville, Kentucky.

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The metropolitan area was originally formed by the United States Census Bureau in 1950 and consisted of the Kentucky county of Jefferson and the Indiana counties of Clark and Floyd. As surrounding counties saw an increase in their population densities and the number of their residents employed within Jefferson County, they met Census criteria to be added to the MSA. Jefferson County, Kentucky, plus eleven outlying counties seven in Kentucky and four in Southern Indiana  are now a part of this MSA. Two other counties, one each in Kentucky and Indiana, were part of the MSA in the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Censuses, but were spun off by the Census Bureau into their own Micropolitan Statistical Areas in 2013 and 2018 respectively.

The formal name given to the area by the Census Bureau is the Louisville–Jefferson County, Kentucky–Indiana, metropolitan statistical area, though it is regularly referred to as Kentuckiana. It is now the primary MSA of the Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Bardstown, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area, created by the United States Bureau of the Census in 2000 and recently redefined in 2018. The combined statistical area (CSA) adds the counties of Hardin County, Kentucky, LaRue County, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Indiana, and Nelson County, Kentucky and comprises the Louisville–Jefferson County MSA, the Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, Kentucky, MSA, the Bardstown, Kentucky, micropolitan statistical area and the Scottsburg, Indiana micropolitan statistical area. [4] In 2020, the Census Bureau measured the combined statistical area's population at 1,601,309.

Definitions

As of 2018, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines the Louisville–Jefferson County MSA as including Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, and Trimble Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Washington Counties in Indiana. The larger Louisville–Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Bardstown CSA adds two other statistical areas in Kentucky and one in Indiana:

Counties

Louisville–Jefferson County MSA

Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, Kentucky MSA


Bardstown, Kentucky µSA

Scottsburg, Indiana µSA

Municipalities

Principal city

In 2003, the Jefferson County government merged with that of its largest city and county seat, Louisville, forming a new entity, the Louisville–Jefferson County Metro Government (official long form) or Louisville Metro (official short form). All small cities within Jefferson County became part of the new Louisville Metro government while retaining their city governments. For statistical and ranking purposes, the United States Census Bureau uses the statistical entity Louisville–Jefferson County metro government (balance), Kentucky, to represent the portion of the consolidated city-county of Louisville–Jefferson County that does not include any of the 83 separate incorporated places (municipalities) located within the city and county.

Louisville Metro (771,158)
Louisville–Jefferson County (balance) (621,349)

Municipalities with more than 25,000 people

Municipalities with 10,000 to 25,000 people

Municipalities with less than 10,000 people

  • Anchorage*
  • Audubon Park*
  • Bancroft*
  • Barbourmeade*
  • Beechwood Village*
  • Bellemeade*
  • Bellewood*
  • Blue Ridge Manor*
  • Borden
  • Brandenburg
  • Briarwood*
  • Broeck Pointe*
  • Brownsboro Farm*
  • Brownsboro Village*
  • Cambridge*
  • Campbellsburg
  • Charlestown
  • Clarksville
  • Coldstream*
  • Corydon
  • Crandall
  • Creekside*
  • Crestwood
  • Crossgate*
  • Douglass Hills*
  • Druid Hills*
  • Ekron
  • Elizabeth
  • Eminence
  • Fincastle*
  • Forest Hills*
  • Fox Chase
  • Fredericksburg
  • Georgetown
  • Glenview Hills*
  • Glenview Manor*
  • Glenview*
  • Goose Creek*
  • Goshen
  • Graymoor-Devondale*
  • Green Spring*
  • Greenville
  • Hardinsburg
  • Hebron Estates
  • Heritage Creek*
  • Hickory Hill*
  • Hills and Dales*
  • Hillview
  • Hollow Creek*
  • Hollyvilla*
  • Houston Acres*
  • Hunters Hollow
  • Hurstbourne Acres*
  • Hurstbourne*
  • Indian Hills*
  • Kingsley*
  • La Grange
  • Laconia
  • Lanesville
  • Langdon Place*
  • Lebanon Junction
  • Lincolnshire*
  • Little York
  • Livonia
  • Lynnview*
  • Manor Creek*
  • Maryhill Estates*
  • Mauckport
  • Meadow Vale*
  • Meadowbrook Farm*
  • Meadowview Estates*
  • Middletown*
  • Milltown
  • Mockingbird Valley*
  • Moorland*
  • Muldraugh
  • Murray Hill*
  • New Amsterdam
  • New Castle
  • New Middletown
  • New Pekin
  • Norbourne Estates*
  • Northfield*
  • Norwood*
  • Old Brownsboro Place*
  • Orchard Grass Hills
  • Palmyra
  • Parkway Village*
  • Pewee Valley
  • Pioneer Village
  • Plantation*
  • Pleasureville
  • Poplar Hills*
  • Prospect*‡
  • Richlawn*
  • River Bluff
  • Riverwood*
  • Rolling Fields*
  • Rolling Hills*
  • Saltillo
  • Sellersburg
  • Seneca Gardens*
  • Simpsonville
  • Smithfield
  • South Park View*
  • Spring Mill*
  • Spring Valley*
  • St. Regis Park*
  • Strathmoor Manor*
  • Strathmoor Village*
  • Sycamore*
  • Taylorsville
  • Ten Broeck*
  • Thornhill*
  • Utica
  • Vine Grove
  • Watterson Park*
  • Wellington*
  • West Buechel*
  • Westwood*
  • Wildwood*
  • Windy Hills*
  • Woodland Hills*
  • Woodlawn Park*
  • Worthington Hills*

*Part of Louisville Metro
‡Prospect lies in both Jefferson and Oldham Counties. The portion within Jefferson County is part of Louisville Metro.

Historical statistics

Metropolitan statistical area

Geographic area 2020 Census 2010 Census 2000 Census 1990 Census 1980 Census 1970 Census 1960 Census 1950 Census
Louisville–Jefferson County, Kentucky–Indiana, MSA [m 1] 1,395,8551,307,6471,161,975962,851906,152826,553725,139576,900
Clark County, Indiana 121,093110,23296,47287,77788,83875,87662,79548,330
Floyd County, Indiana 80,48474,47870,82364,40461,16955,62251,39743,955
Harrison County, Indiana 39,65439,36434,32529,89027,276 [m 2] 20,423 [m 2] 19,207 [m 2] 17,858 [m 2]
Scott County, Indiana 24,384 [m 2] 24,181 [m 2] 22,96020,991 [m 2] 20,422 [m 2] 17,144 [m 2] 14,463 [m 2] 11,519 [m 2]
Washington County, Indiana 28,18228,26227,22323,717 [m 2] 21,932 [m 2] 19,278 [m 2] 17,819 [m 2] 16,520 [m 2]
Bullitt County, Kentucky 82,21774,31961,23647,56743,34626,090 [m 2] 15,726 [m 2] 11,349 [m 2]
Henry County, Kentucky 15,67815,41615,06012,823 [m 2] 12,740 [m 2] 10,910 [m 2] 10,987 [m 2] 11,394 [m 2]
Jefferson County, Kentucky 782,969741,096693,604664,937685,004695,055610,947484,615
Meade County, Kentucky 30,00328,60226,34924,170 [m 2] 22,854 [m 2] 17,796 [m 2] 18,898 [m 2] 9,422 [m 2]
Nelson County, Kentucky [m 3] 46,738 [m 2] 43,43737,47729,710 [m 2] 27,584 [m 2] 23,477 [m 2] 22,168 [m 2] 19,521 [m 2]
Oldham County, Kentucky 67,60760,31646,17843,45527,79514,687 [m 2] 13,388 [m 2] 11,018 [m 2]
Shelby County, Kentucky 49,02442,07433,33724,82423,328 [m 2] 18,999 [m 2] 18,493 [m 2] 17,912 [m 2]
Spencer County, Kentucky 19,35117,06111,7666,801 [m 2] 5,929 [m 2] 5,488 [m 2] 5,680 [m 2] 6,157 [m 2]
Trimble County, Kentucky 8,4718,8098,1256,090 [m 2] 6,253 [m 2] 5,349 [m 2] 5,102 [m 2] 5,148 [m 2]

Notes

  1. Named Louisville, KY-IN Standard Metropolitan Area (SMA) in 1950, Louisville, KY-IN Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) from 1960 to 1981, and Louisville, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) from 1983 to 2003.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 County was not a part of Louisville, KY-IN MSA at the time of this Census and the county's population is not included in MSA total.
  3. County is no longer included in the MSA as of 2016.

Combined statistical area

Geographic Area 2020 Census 2010 Census 2000 Census 1990 Census
Louisville–Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, Kentucky–Indiana CSA [c 1] 1,601,3091,451,5641,292,4821,177,883 [c 2]
Louisville–Jefferson County, Kentucky–Indiana, MSA1,395,8551,307,6471,161,975952,662
Clark County, Indiana 121,093110,23296,47287,777
Floyd County, Indiana 80,48474,47870,82364,404
Harrison County, Indiana 39,65439,36434,32529,890
Washington County, Indiana 28,18228,26227,22323,717 [c 3]
Bullitt County, Kentucky 82,21774,31961,23647,567
Henry County, Kentucky 15,67815,41615,06012,823 [c 3]
Jefferson County, Kentucky 782,969741,096693,604664,937
Meade County, Kentucky 30,00328,60226,34924,170 [c 3]
Oldham County, Kentucky 67,60760,31646,17833,263
Shelby County, Kentucky 48,06542,07433,33724,824
Spencer County, Kentucky 19,49017,06111,7666,801 [c 3]
Trimble County, Kentucky 8,4748,8098,1256,090 [c 3]
Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, KY MSA [c 4] 125,569119,736107,547100,919 [c 2]
Hardin County, Kentucky 110,702105,54394,17489,240
LaRue County, Kentucky 14,86714,19313,37311,679
Bardstown, KY µSA46,73843,43737,47729,710 [c 3]
Nelson County, Kentucky 46,73843,437 [c 5] 37,477 [c 5] 29,710 [c 3]
Madison, IN µSA33,14732,45832,428 [c 2] 32,000 [c 2]
Jefferson County, Indiana 33,14732,45832,42832,000

Notes

  1. Named Louisville–Elizabethtown–Scottsburg, KY-IN CSA from 2000 to 2003, and Louisville–Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Scottsburg, KY-IN CSA from 2003 to 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Census defined area did not exist during this Census. Population totals are for counties included in 2000 Census MSA or CSA estimates. Population is shown for comparison purposes only and should not be used as a reference.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 County was not a part of Louisville, KY-IN MSA at the time of this Census and the county's population is not included in MSA total.
  4. Named Elizabethtown, KY MSA from 2000 to 2013.
  5. 1 2 This county was part of the Louisville MSA in the 2000 and 2010 Censuses, but has since been spun off into its own statistical area. Its population is included in the MSA total for those censuses only.

See also

Notes

  1. 2010 data
  2. 1 2 The United States MSA table excludes the San Juan, Puerto Rico MSA which has a higher population than Louisville.

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