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Louisville, Kentucky (KY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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23.9% of Louisville, KY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 27.8% greater than the poverty level of 17.2% across the entire state of Kentucky. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.2% of high school graduates and 41.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.0% among disabled males and 28.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 77.6%. For comparison, it was 39.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Louisville, KY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Louisville:

23.9%
Whole state:

17.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Louisville:

11.6%
Whole state:

7.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Louisville:

24.0%
Kentucky:

21.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Louisville:

32.0%
Kentucky:

37.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Louisville:

28.1%
Kentucky:

25.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 23.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Louisville:

32.4%
Kentucky:

36.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

77.6%
Residents above poverty level:

39.9%

Poverty by age in Louisville, KY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Louisville
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Louisville,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 34.4%Under 5 years
  • 43.8%5 years
  • 43.7%6 to 11 years
  • 32.3%12 to 14 years
  • 35.2%15 years
  • 22.2%16 and 17 years
  • 23.1%18 to 24 years
  • 14.4%25 to 34 years
  • 22.1%35 to 44 years
  • 13.5%45 to 54 years
  • 22.3%55 to 64 years
  • 13.9%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Louisville
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Louisville,KY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 41.1%Under 5 years
  • 23.6%5 years
  • 44.2%6 to 11 years
  • 30.7%12 to 14 years
  • 35.1%15 years
  • 21.0%16 and 17 years
  • 34.1%18 to 24 years
  • 29.3%25 to 34 years
  • 26.1%35 to 44 years
  • 19.5%45 to 54 years
  • 17.9%55 to 64 years
  • 13.0%65 to 74 years
  • 10.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Louisville, KY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Louisville,KY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 23.0%Under 5 years
  • 19.6%5 years
  • 17.1%6 to 11 years
  • 14.3%12 to 14 years
  • 13.1%15 years
  • 11.3%16 and 17 years
  • 16.5%18 to 24 years
  • 10.4%25 to 34 years
  • 7.8%35 to 44 years
  • 6.2%45 to 54 years
  • 7.3%55 to 64 years
  • 3.1%65 to 74 years
  • 4.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Louisville, KY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Louisville, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Louisville, KY (%)
  • 15.3%White
  • 31.9%Black
  • 30.6%American Indian
  • 31.1%Asian
  • 22.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 35.3%Other race
  • 29.5%2+ races
  • 26.4%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Louisville, KY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Louisville, KY (absolute numbers)
  • 23,276White
  • 33,600Black
  • 297American Indian
  • 2,634Asian
  • 50Native Hawaiian
  • 943Other race
  • 3,0212+ races
  • 4,110Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 22.7%Below poverty level
  • 77.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 30.8%Below poverty level
  • 69.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Louisville, KY

Children below poverty level:
Louisville, Kentucky:

36.7%
State:

22.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Louisville:

21.2%
Kentucky:

20.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Louisville:

41.9%
Kentucky:

45.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 19.7%Married-couple family
  • 12.1%Male, no wife present
  • 68.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Louisville not in families by work experience
  • 3.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 31.5%Worked part-time
  • 65.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.5%Both worked full-time
  • 4.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.1%Both worked part-time
  • 26.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 42.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 1.9%1995 to 1998
  • 1.4%1990 to 1994
  • 2.7%1980 to 1989
  • 4.0%1970 to 1979
  • 8.4%1960 to 1969
  • 17.0%1950 to 1959
  • 19.8%1940 to 1949
  • 44.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.3%1995 to 1998
  • 1.3%1990 to 1994
  • 1.8%1980 to 1989
  • 4.8%1970 to 1979
  • 12.8%1960 to 1969
  • 22.9%1950 to 1959
  • 17.6%1940 to 1949
  • 37.2%1939 or earlier
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