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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Lexington-Fayette is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Lexington-Fayette Urban County.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fayette County at latitude 38.0498 and longitude -84.4585. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County (see map) encompass a land area of 283.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.9 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lexington-Fayette: Fayette County, Lexington.

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Lexington-Fayette, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 305,331
Population in Households 292,196
Population in Familes 209,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,135
Population Density1 1,076
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 127,093
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 71,085
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 139,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,532 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60,561 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,481 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $185,485
Average Home Value $233,116


Median Household Income $50,143
Average Household Income $69,349
Per Capita Income $29,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.75% 0.99%
Households 0.76% 1.01%
Families 0.48% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.

Lexington-Fayette, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington-Fayette to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 236 55th
Diversity Index2 # 23 96th
Median Household Income # 154 71st
Per Capita Income # 108 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.