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Louisville, Georgia
Jefferson County Courthouse
Jefferson County Courthouse
Motto(s): 
"A Capital Community"
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
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Coordinates: 33°0′15″N 82°24′17″W / 33.00417°N 82.40472°W / 33.00417; -82.40472Coordinates: 33°0′15″N 82°24′17″W / 33.00417°N 82.40472°W / 33.00417; -82.40472
Country  United States
State Georgia
County Jefferson
Incorporated January 26, 1786; 235 years ago (1786-01-26)
Named for Louis XVI
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 3.68 sq mi (9.53 km2)
 • Land 3.61 sq mi (9.34 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation
322 ft (98 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,493
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,215
 • Density 614.08/sq mi (237.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
30434
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-47560
GNIS feature ID 0332271
Major airport AGS

Louisville is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Georgia, United States, and also a former state capital of Georgia. It is located southwest of Augusta on the Ogeechee River, and its population was 2,493 at the 2010 census, down from 2,712 at the 2000 census. Its name is pronounced "Lewis-ville", though it and the differently pronounced city in Kentucky were both named for Louis XVI.

Geography

Louisville is located at 33°0′15″N 82°24′18″W / 33.00417°N 82.40500°W / 33.00417; -82.40500 (33.004291, -82.404588).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of about 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 524
1820 694 32.4%
1870 356
1880 575 61.5%
1890 836 45.4%
1900 1,009 20.7%
1910 1,039 3.0%
1920 1,040 0.1%
1930 1,650 58.7%
1940 1,803 9.3%
1950 2,231 23.7%
1960 2,413 8.2%
1970 2,691 11.5%
1980 2,823 4.9%
1990 2,429 −14.0%
2000 2,712 11.7%
2010 2,493 −8.1%
2019 (est.) 2,215 −11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,712 people, 994 households, and 664 families residing in the city. The population density was 755.5 people per square mile (291.7/km2). There were 1,123 housing units at an average density of 312.8 per square mile (120.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 65.93% African American, 33.63% White, 0.04% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 994 households, out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 27.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,883, and the median income for a family was $32,578. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $16,921 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,028. About 23.1% of families and 28.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 51.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Jefferson County School District

The Jefferson County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of two elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and an academy school. The district has 199 full-time teachers and over 3,526 students.

  • Louisville Academy
  • Carver Elementary School
  • Wrens Elementary School
  • Jefferson County Middle School
  • Jefferson County High School

Private education

  • Thomas Jefferson Academy

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