Louisville, Tennessee

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Louisville, Tennessee
Louisville Town Hall
Louisville Town Hall
Location of Louisville in Blount County, Tennessee.
Location of Louisville in Blount County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°49′25″N 84°2′48″W / 35.82361°N 84.04667°W / 35.82361; -84.04667Coordinates: 35°49′25″N 84°2′48″W / 35.82361°N 84.04667°W / 35.82361; -84.04667
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Blount
 • Total 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2)
 • Land 11.7 sq mi (30.4 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,439
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 4,127
 • Density 208/sq mi (80.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 37777
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-43820[2]
GNIS feature ID 1652481[3]
Website www.townoflouisville.com

Louisville is a town in Blount County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 2,001 at the 2000 census and 2,439 at the 2010 census.[4] It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The Louisville area was settled in the early 1800s, and its situation on the Tennessee River helped it grow into a key flatboat and steamboat port. It was incorporated in 1851. The town's namesake is unknown, although some have suggested that its name was influenced by the French King Louis Philippe, who visited the area in the late 1790s.[5] In 1974 Louisville's downtown was declared a national historic district by the National Register of Historic Places.[6]


Louisville is located along the northern border of Blount County at 35°49′25″N 84°02′48″W / 35.823659°N 84.046718°W / 35.823659; -84.046718 (35.823659, -84.046718).[7] The town is centered around the junction of State Route 333 (Louisville Road), which connects Louisville with Alcoa and Maryville to the east, and State Route 334, which connects Louisville with Friendsville to the west. The Fort Loudoun Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River comprises Louisville's northern border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles (35.0 km2), of which 11.7 square miles (30.4 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), or 13.18%, is water.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20164,127[1]69.2%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,001 people, 808 households, and 581 families residing in the city. The population density was 172.8 people per square mile (66.7/km2). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 76.5 per square mile (29.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.85% White, 2.15% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

Louisville in 1942

There were 808 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,950, and the median income for a family was $53,558. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $26,010 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,086. About 8.2% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.





  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Louisville city, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Water Floats a Lot of History in Loo-is-ville Archived 2007-06-29 at Archive.is." Knoxville, Tennessee Community Guide, 2007. Retrieved: 29 December 2007.
  6. ^ "Louisville Historic District". Database. National Register of Historic Places. 12 December 1974. Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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