Introduction to Louisville, Colorado

Louisville, Colorado, in Boulder county, is 7 miles E of Boulder, Colorado and 18 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. Part of the surrounding Boulder - Longmont metro area, Louisville is home to some 18,937 residents.

Louisville History

Louisville was initially founded as a mining community. It was founded in 1887, when the Welch Mine opened. It was officially incorporated on June 3, 1882, named in honor of local landowner Louis Nawatny. Louisville was transformed into a residential suburban community after the mines were closed in the area. In 2005, Money magazine ranked Louisville as the 5th ‘Best Place To Live’ in America.

Louisville and nearby Attractions

  • Louisville Historical Museum
  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Louisville City Hall
  • Harper Lake
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Things To Do In Louisville

Louisville is near a number of historic sites like the Colorado Governor's Mansion, the Colorado State Capitol, the Denver Mint and Fort Vasquez. One can also visit the Miners Museum and the Louisville Historical Museum to learn more about the local history.

Louisville Transportation

Buckley AFB Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Louisville Higher Education

The Front Range Community College, Regis University and the Colorado School of Mines are among the nearby institutes of higher education.


Total Population 19,171
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 10,461
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.5%
Median Earnings25+ $53,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,155
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,486


Median Family Income $114,017
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 12.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%


People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,292
Median House Value $385,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.5%
Irish 13.9%

Louisville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Boulder
Standard Zip Codes 80027
Company Zip Codes 80028
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.977
Longitude -105.131

Louisville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 46 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 56 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boulder 102,002 $102,623
Broomfield 59,027 $97,070
Erie 19,305 $114,188
Lafayette 25,812 $85,975
Northglenn 37,075 $62,982
Superior 12,716 $134,583

Louisville Public Libraries

Louisville Public Library
Louisville, Colorado
(303) 335-4849
Library Web Site

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Louisville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(303) 673-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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