The Lexington-Fayette Urban County is the 2nd largest city in Kentucky with a population of 325,520 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.0498 and longitude -84.4585 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lexington-Fayette: Fayette County, Lexington.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Lexington-Fayette, KY Housing Affordability Index is 134 |
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Lexington-Fayette, KY Wealth Index is 93 |
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Total Population||325,520 (100%)|
|Population in Households||312,446 (96.0%)|
|Population in Families||222,837 (68.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||13,074 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$57,275|
|Average Household Income||$83,225|
|Per Capita Income||$34,623|
|Total Housing Units||145,675 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||78,620 (54.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||55,679 (38.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||11,376 ( 7.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$205,303|
|Housing Affordability Index3||134|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.24%|
|Per Capita Income||2.96%|
The table below compares Lexington-Fayette to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density||# 209||61st|
|Diversity Index||# 23||96th|
|Median Household Income||# 159||71st|
|Per Capita Income||# 105||81st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.