The Lexington-Fayette Urban County is the 2nd largest city in Kentucky with a population of 312,390 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington-Fayette ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Lexington-Fayette is located at latitude 38.0407 and longitude -84.4583 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County (see map below) encompass a land area of 283.65 sq. miles and a water area of 1.9 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County (GNIS ID: 2405089) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County is located within Lexington-Fayette Central Division of Fayette County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lexington-Fayette population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lexington-Fayette: Fayette County, Lexington.
|Population in Households||299,498|
|Population in Familes||214,166|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||12,892|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||1.94%|
|Per Capita Income||1.61%|
The table below compares Lexington-Fayette to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density1||# 229||58th|
|Diversity Index2||# 24||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 161||70th|
|Per Capita Income||# 101||81st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.