Louisville metropolitan area
|States|| Kentucky |
|• Urban||477.2 sq mi (1,236 km2)|
|• MSA||4,135.4 sq mi (10,711 km2)|
|• Urban||1,025,000 (US: 43rd )|
|• Urban density||2,147.9/sq mi (829.3/km2)|
|• MSA||1,395,855 (US: 43rd )|
|• CSA||1,601,309 (US: 37th)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
The Louisville metropolitan area is the 43rd largestmetropolitan 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.
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.In 2020, the Census Bureau measured the combined statistical area's population at 1,601,309.
As of 2018 [update] , 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:
Louisville–Jefferson County MSA
Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, Kentucky MSA
Bardstown, Kentucky µSA
Scottsburg, Indiana µSA
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
*Part of Louisville Metro
‡Prospect lies in both Jefferson and Oldham Counties. The portion within Jefferson County is part of Louisville Metro.
|Geographic area||2020 Census||2010 Census||2000 Census||1990 Census||1980 Census||1970 Census||1960 Census||1950 Census|
|Louisville–Jefferson County, Kentucky–Indiana, MSA||1,395,855||1,307,647||1,161,975||962,851||906,152||826,553||725,139||576,900|
|Clark County, Indiana||121,093||110,232||96,472||87,777||88,838||75,876||62,795||48,330|
|Floyd County, Indiana||80,484||74,478||70,823||64,404||61,169||55,622||51,397||43,955|
|Harrison County, Indiana||39,654||39,364||34,325||29,890||27,276||20,423||19,207||17,858|
|Scott County, Indiana||24,384||24,181||22,960||20,991||20,422||17,144||14,463||11,519|
|Washington County, Indiana||28,182||28,262||27,223||23,717||21,932||19,278||17,819||16,520|
|Bullitt County, Kentucky||82,217||74,319||61,236||47,567||43,346||26,090||15,726||11,349|
|Henry County, Kentucky||15,678||15,416||15,060||12,823||12,740||10,910||10,987||11,394|
|Jefferson County, Kentucky||782,969||741,096||693,604||664,937||685,004||695,055||610,947||484,615|
|Meade County, Kentucky||30,003||28,602||26,349||24,170||22,854||17,796||18,898||9,422|
|Nelson County, Kentucky||46,738||43,437||37,477||29,710||27,584||23,477||22,168||19,521|
|Oldham County, Kentucky||67,607||60,316||46,178||43,455||27,795||14,687||13,388||11,018|
|Shelby County, Kentucky||49,024||42,074||33,337||24,824||23,328||18,999||18,493||17,912|
|Spencer County, Kentucky||19,351||17,061||11,766||6,801||5,929||5,488||5,680||6,157|
|Trimble County, Kentucky||8,471||8,809||8,125||6,090||6,253||5,349||5,102||5,148|
|Geographic Area||2020 Census||2010 Census||2000 Census||1990 Census|
|Louisville–Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, Kentucky–Indiana CSA||1,601,309||1,451,564||1,292,482||1,177,883|
|Louisville–Jefferson County, Kentucky–Indiana, MSA||1,395,855||1,307,647||1,161,975||952,662|
|Clark County, Indiana||121,093||110,232||96,472||87,777|
|Floyd County, Indiana||80,484||74,478||70,823||64,404|
|Harrison County, Indiana||39,654||39,364||34,325||29,890|
|Washington County, Indiana||28,182||28,262||27,223||23,717|
|Bullitt County, Kentucky||82,217||74,319||61,236||47,567|
|Henry County, Kentucky||15,678||15,416||15,060||12,823|
|Jefferson County, Kentucky||782,969||741,096||693,604||664,937|
|Meade County, Kentucky||30,003||28,602||26,349||24,170|
|Oldham County, Kentucky||67,607||60,316||46,178||33,263|
|Shelby County, Kentucky||48,065||42,074||33,337||24,824|
|Spencer County, Kentucky||19,490||17,061||11,766||6,801|
|Trimble County, Kentucky||8,474||8,809||8,125||6,090|
|Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, KY MSA||125,569||119,736||107,547||100,919|
|Hardin County, Kentucky||110,702||105,543||94,174||89,240|
|LaRue County, Kentucky||14,867||14,193||13,373||11,679|
|Bardstown, KY µSA||46,738||43,437||37,477||29,710|
|Nelson County, Kentucky||46,738||43,437||37,477||29,710|
|Madison, IN µSA||33,147||32,458||32,428||32,000|
|Jefferson County, Indiana||33,147||32,458||32,428||32,000|
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 28th most-populous city in the United States. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, on the Indiana border.
Oldham County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state and commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 67,607. Its county seat is La Grange. The county is named for Colonel William Oldham. Oldham County was a prohibition or completely dry county until January 2005 as the result of a 2004 'moist' vote, permitting sales of alcohol in restaurants that seat at least 100 patrons in which 70%+ of total revenue is derived from sales of food. After a vote in late 2015; Oldham County has become a completely wet county.
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