Lexington, KY 40517 ZIP Code Profile

Related Place Profiles:
Lexington, KY

Camera Icon Photos of the local Lexington, KY area

ZIP Code 40517: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lexington, KY 40517

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 471
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,557
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,112
  • County: Fayette County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.979, Longitude -84.485
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


40517 ZIP Code Map

Search the map for:

Lexington, KY 40517 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,731
Population in Households 36,517
Population in Familes 24,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density1 5,769
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 16,780
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 8,268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,667 (30.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,113 (59.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,963 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $133,906
Average Home Value $142,002


Median Household Income $39,390
Average Household Income $51,363
Per Capita Income $23,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.56%
Households 0.08% 0.48%
Families -0.36% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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, KY 40517 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40517 to the other 755 ZIP Codes 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 # 20 97th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 18 98th
Median Household Income # 298 61st
Per Capita Income # 143 81st

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