Lexington, KY 40517 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 40517: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lexington, KY 40517

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Fayette County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.979, Longitude -84.485
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 596
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 17,977
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,139
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,838

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Lexington, KY 40517 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 37,955
Population in Households 37,723
Population in Familes 25,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density1 6,137
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $44,325
Average Household Income $57,104
Per Capita Income $26,320


Total Housing Units 19,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,980 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,435 (54.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,630 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $138,494
Average Home Value $150,505


Total Households 17,415
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 8,502
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 0.53% 0.71%
Households 0.48% 0.68%
Families 0.03% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Lexington, KY 40517 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40517 to the other 754 ZIP Codes 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 19 98th
Median Household Income # 220 71st
Per Capita Income # 137 82nd

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