Welcome to the Louisville Metro Open Data Portal

Louisville Metro Government is committed to increasing the openness and transparency of city government. This new site is helping our goals by providing anytime access and views into the very latest city data in an easy to use format.

To see some examples from the community of how Open Data has and can be used, be sure to check out our gallery here.

Louisville Metro is an expansive area that covers 380 square miles. More importantly to the Public Works Traffic department, drivers in Louisville travel over 500,000 miles per day on our local roads (that is over 20 times the distance around the Equator).

Louisville’s I-Team has an audacious goal to reduce vacancy within a targeted area by 50 percent — a total of 55 properties. Metro’s Office of Vacant and Public Property Administration (VPPA) partnered with Opportunity Space, an online tool that aggregates, analyzes, and publishes opportunities for development.

Lead-based paint is a serious health risk, especially in structures built prior to 1978. The Lead Safe Louisville (LSL) team helps low to moderate income families with children under 6 years of age who are at risk for lead poisoning — and a recent examination of its process has allowed the team to serve more people, more efficiently and effectively.

Why is the urban heat island such a big deal in Louisville?

An urban heat island is a city or metropolitan area that’s significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas, due to human activities. It’s common in cities across the nation — but it’s advancing in Louisville at one of the fastest rates in the country.  

History of Open Data