Louisa, Kentucky

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Louisa, Kentucky

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High Points

Louisa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Louisa Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Louisa Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Louisa Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 15% Louisa Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Louisa, Kentucky

Comparing Louisa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 6

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Louisa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 41201, 41230
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.114
Longitude -82.603

Louisa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DUNLOW 1 SW
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Louisa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,018 100%
Male 894 44.3%
Female 1,124 55.7%
Under 18 446 22.1%
18+ 1,572 77.9%
65+ 366 18.1%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,990 98.6%
African-American 10 0.5%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 14 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.2%

Estimated Louisa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,051
Growth 33
Growth % 1.6%

Louisa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 42.3%
English 13.3%
Irish 11.8%
German 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
Scotch-Irish 5.8%
Scottish 2.4%
Dutch 2%
Polish 1.6%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Swedish 1%
British 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Louisa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adams (41201)
Clifford (41230)
Fallsburg (41230)
Richardson (41230)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Louisa 2,018 $24,474
Bellefonte 837 $81,798
Blaine 245 $24,000
Catlettsburg 1,960 $34,118
Inez 466 $25,938
Paintsville 4,132 $30,575
Warfield 284 $30,000

Louisa Public Libraries

Lawrence County Public Library
Louisa, Kentucky
(606) 638-4497
Library Web Site

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Louisa Hospitals

(606) 638-9451
Emergency Service: Yes

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Louisa High Schools (2004)

Serves 787 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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1. Waynesboro, Tennessee 79.5   35.9% 19.9% 11.5% 22 $33,917 6% 3% 2,228 16.3% 27.8 0.7% 5.8
2. St. Marys, West Virginia 77.6   31.5% 20.8% 15.8% 22 $37,621 5.5% 1.4% 2,017 15.3% 2.5 0.4% 4.5
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