Fayette County KY Information


Fayette County Subdivisions

Fayette County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 318,319
Daytime Population: Workers 197,918
Daytime Population: Residents 153,514
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 351,432
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 305,534
Population in Familes 218,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,785
Population Density2 1,122
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $52,268
Average Household Income $75,085
Per Capita Income $31,565


Total Housing Units 143,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69,348 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 62,080 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,629 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $180,520
Average Home Value $238,841


Total Households 131,428
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 73,155
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.02% 1.01%
Households 0.91% 0.96%
Families 0.68% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.35%


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, 2017 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 # 12 91st
Per Capita Income # 3 98th

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