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Overview

Introduction to Louisville, Ohio

Louisville, Ohio, in Stark county, is 6 miles E of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 51 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Canton - Massillon metro area, the city is not isolated.

Louisville History

Platted in 1872, Louisville is the oldest settled community in the Nimishillen Township. Initially, inhabitants were attracted by timber that was available in large quantities. Louisville, which was originally settled by Henry Lautzenheiser and Henry Fainot, was named after Lewis, Lautzenheiser's son. Since Ohio already had a place by the same name, the name was changed to Louisville in 1837. It was formally incorporated in 1960.

Louisville and Nearby Attractions

  • Goodtimes Amusement Park
  • Wildwood Park
  • Canton Museum of Art
  • Glamorgan Castle
  • Haines House Underground Railroad Center
  • Portage Lakes State Park

Things To Do In Louisville

Louisville has numerous parks including Mary C. Metzger Park, Howard E. "Peg" Wilson Park, Andy Aljancic Park and Croston Park. Goodtimes Amusement Park and Cleveland Botanical Garden are also well known attractions in the area. Art museums include Akron Art Museum and Canton Museum of Art. Portage Lakes State Park, Sippo Lake Park, Lake Milton State Park and Gorge Metropolitan are places where people can enjoy camping, fishing, boating, hiking and swimming.

Louisville Transportation

Flights are available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Louisville Higher Education

Colleges close to Louisville include Kent State University, Mount Union College and the University of Akron.

People

Total Population 9,132
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,424
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,317
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,409
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,934

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,107
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $719
Median House Value $134,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 13.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Louisville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Stark
Metro Area Canton - Massillon
Standard Zip Codes 44641
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.837
Longitude -81.259

Louisville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station AKRON CANTON AP
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station MILLPORT 2 NW
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station DENNISON WATER WORKS
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fairhope (44641)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canton 72,463 $37,168
East Canton 1,424 $56,650
Hartville 2,963 $59,265

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Louisville Public Libraries

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Louisville Public Library
700 LINCOLN AVE.
Louisville, Ohio
(330) 875-1696

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Louisville High Schools

LOUISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1201 S NICKELPLATE ST
330-875-1438
Serves 964 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

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