Fayette County KY Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 312,390
Population in Households 299,498
Population in Familes 214,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,892
Population Density1 1,101
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 128,650
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 71,547
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 140,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,999 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 61,651 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,293 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $182,358
Average Home Value $234,805


Median Household Income $50,478
Average Household Income $71,244
Per Capita Income $29,925
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.98%
Households 0.72% 0.9%
Families 0.43% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fayette County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fayette County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 13 90th
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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