With a population of 609,893, Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and is a city rooted in industry and opportunity right on the Ohio River.
86.7 percent of Louisville’s residents are high school graduates and 26.9 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher, while 98,000 students (per year) pass through Jefferson County Public Schools and the multiple higher education institutions located there. Louisville is home to the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Spalding University, Sullivan University and Simmons College of Kentucky, as well as private religious colleges.
Additionally, 65.4 percent of Louisville’s population is in the civilian labor force, which is primarily comprised of people in the shipping and cargo industries, due to its central location in the state and the country. Louisville also has recently become a major center for health and medical sciences.
For recreational purposes, people visit Louisville year-round to see the Kentucky Derby and its preceding festival, the largest Beatles festival in the world, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, or the city’s numerous professional athletic teams. Or for more indoor options, the city’s “Museum Row” features the Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Science Museum for anyone interested in an educational opportunity in the heart of Kentucky.