Lexington-Fayette, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Lexington-Fayette Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Lexington-Fayette Content

Also See: Lexington, KY ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County is the 2nd largest city in Kentucky with a population of 318,319 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic 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 demographic data.


Lexington-Fayette Urban County, KY Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | KY Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Lexington-Fayette Central Division | Fayette County | Kentucky Counties

Search the map for:

Lexington-Fayette, 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%

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

The table below compares Lexington-Fayette to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 100th
Population Density # 219 60th
Diversity Index # 24 96th
Median Household Income # 154 72nd
Per Capita Income # 102 81st

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

Kentucky Research Tools

Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Kentucky Census Data
Highest or Lowest: