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Category: Housing

Why Owning a Home is More Common in Louisville

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Louisville/Jefferson County metro area, 66.4% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate and the second highest of any metro area in Kentucky. Young Americans […]

Why Quality of Life is Lower in Kentucky

Americans often evaluate their home states according to such subjective conditions as climate preference, the presence of friends and family, and personal history. In addition to these subjective measures, more objective socioeconomic factors also contribute to life satisfaction. It is such quantitative measures that can help assess the broader quality of life in a given […]

Louisville No More Crowded Than the Average City

There are 2,477 people per square mile in the Louisville/Jefferson County metro area, lower than the national population density of 6,321 Americans per square mile across all U.S. metro areas. Louisville/Jefferson County also has the second highest population density of any Kentucky metro area. Population density can have a meaningful impact on home prices in […]

Why Louisville is One of the Less Expensive Housing Markets

A typical home in the Louisville/Jefferson County metro area costs $154,000, higher than in Kentucky as a whole, where the typical home is worth $130,000. The price of a typical Louisville/Jefferson County home is, however, less than the national median home value of $194,500. Residents of areas with less expensive real estate also tend to […]

Louisville is Among the Best 25% of Cities for Single Mothers

Raising children on a single income is no easy feat, and single mothers in the United States struggle more than almost any other group of Americans. Still, some cities are easier for single mothers trying to make ends meet — and some cities are far worse. The costs of housing, food, childcare, and education give […]

Kentucky Has the 8th Lowest Share of Urban Living

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land area. The proportion of people living in urban areas varies considerably between states. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census to determine the […]

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