Home | Font Size A A A | Contact Us

Congressman John Yarmuth

Representing the 3rd Congressional District of Kentucky

About the 3rd District

About Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District

Louisville is a historic river city, founded as a transportation hub that attracted residents and jobs dependent on the city's central location. From the river and the railroad to ground and air transport, Louisville continues to serve as an important center for commerce and travel.

The city center has been undergoing a revitalization for the past decade, with new housing attracting the traditional urban base as well as empty-nesters. The overall Louisville Metro population of about 700,000 is growing more diverse, with a recent influx of Latinos, Asians, and eastern Europeans during the past 20 years. 

Louisville's largest industries reflect its transportation tradition, among them UPS, Ford Motor Company, and General Electric. The Norton Healthcare and Jewish Hospital complexes also rank among Louisville's largest employers. The 3rd District is the proud home of several colleges and universities, including the University of Louisville, which is developing a reputation as one of the nation's top research institutions. 

Louisville may be best known as the hometown of Muhammad Ali and Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby has taken place on the first Saturday in May since 1875.