Jefferson County is located in north central Kentucky. The County Seat is Louisville and the largest city is Louisville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 760,026 and the 2010 census population was 741,096. The land area is 380.42 square miles and there are 1948.1 persons per square mile.
73.7% of the population is White, 21.4% is Black or African American, 4.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 88.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $149,100, there are 305,832 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,925, the median household income is $46,959, and 16.7% of the persons in Jefferson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 62,990. Retail sales (in $1000) were $10,002,441, and sales per capita were $14,053. The percentage of black-owned firms is 8.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.9%.
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