Fayette County KY Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 323,298
Population in Households 309,476
Population in Familes 222,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,822
Population Density1 1,140
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $54,596
Average Household Income $77,930
Per Capita Income $32,694


Total Housing Units 144,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75,997 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57,128 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,413 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $187,214
Average Home Value $247,914


Total Households 133,125
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 73,722
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 1.05%
Households 0.96% 1.01%
Families 0.69% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.06%


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, 2018 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 Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 11 92nd
Per Capita Income # 4 98th

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