Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 321,959 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.6%
 
Males: 158,325  (49.2%)
Females: 163,634  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40361, 40502, 40503, 40504, 40505, 40506, 40507, 40508, 40509, 40510, 40511, 40513, 40514, 40515, 40516, 40517.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,137 (it was $39,813 in 2000)
Lexington-Fayette:

$56,137
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,927 (it was $23,109 in 2000)

Lexington-Fayette income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $193,100 (it was $109,700 in 2000)
Lexington-Fayette:

$193,100
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $234,042; detached houses: $239,136; townhouses or other attached units: $169,604; in 2-unit structures: $302,624; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,275; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,589; mobile homes: $120,655; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $854.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington-Fayette: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.6%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.2% for American Indian residents, 4.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.1% for other race residents, 31.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lexington-Fayette, KY (2017)
    • 227,98870.8%White alone
    • 45,62214.2%Black alone
    • 23,1367.2%Hispanic
    • 11,7293.6%Asian alone
    • 10,5013.3%Two or more races
    • 2,0240.6%Other race alone
    • 8140.3%American Indian alone
    • 1450.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lexington-Fayette detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 439 registered sex offenders living in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky as of June 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lexington-Fayette is 725 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (17.7%), German (8.2%), English (7.7%), Irish (7.2%), European (2.3%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 284.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,132 people per square mile   (low).

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky map

30,172 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.7% Asia, 1.1% Africa).

This city:

9.4%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,932 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,708 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (313.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fayette, KY (0.0 miles ),
Keene, KY (2.9 miles ),
Nicholasville, KY (3.3 miles ),
Versailles, KY (3.6 miles ),
Georgetown, KY (3.6 miles ),
Midway, KY (3.6 miles ),
Wilmore, KY (3.8 miles ),
Boonesboro, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.03 N, Longitude: 84.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +37,217 (+11.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 141,107 (84.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 859

Distribution of median household income in Lexington-Fayette, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lexington-Fayette, KY in 2017
Lexington-Fayette satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1636 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1998: 1868 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1999: 1784 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2000: 1898 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2001: 1649 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2002: 2142 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2003: 2206 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2004: 2184 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2005: 2399 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2006: 1521 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2007: 1227 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2008: 771 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2009: 770 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2010: 628 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2011: 513 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2012: 750 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2013: 676 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2014: 687 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2015: 629 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2016: 670 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2017: 743 buildings, average cost: $161,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Lexington-Fayette, KY residents
Average permit cost in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Historical housing units in Lexington-Fayette, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +34,240 (+15.1%).
Most common industries in Lexington-Fayette, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Educational services (18.4%)
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Public administration (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Lexington-Fayette, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.8%)
  • Engineers (2.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (2.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)

Average climate in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky average temperatures Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky average precipitation Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky humidity Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky wind speed Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky snowfall Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky sunshine Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.0391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0391
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.06
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0798. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0798
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.73
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lexington-Fayette-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Lexington-Fayette city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 24.3 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-Fayette-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from Lexington-Fayette center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from Lexington-Fayette center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from Lexington-Fayette center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lexington-Fayette topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lexington-Fayette:

  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 1 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • UKHEALTHCARE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 1 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • CARDINAL HILL REHAB UNIT AT SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • BAPTIST HEALTH LEXINGTON Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • LEXINGTON CTR FOR HEALTH AND REH (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • LEXINGTON MANOR HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LEXINGTON, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington-Fayette:

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 1 miles; Lexington, KY; Full-time enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 1 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 23 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Kentucky State University (about 23 miles; Frankfort, KY; FT enrollment: 2,112)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Morehead State University (about 59 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Gateway Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Florence, KY; FT enrollment: 2,422)

Biggest public high schools in Lexington-Fayette:

  • PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,209, Location: 1600 MAN O' WAR BLVD, Grades: 9-12)
  • HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,094, Location: 2100 FONTAINE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,003, Location: 401 REED LN, Grades: 9-12)
  • TATES CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,646, Location: 1111 CENTRE PKWY, Grades: 9-12)
  • BRYAN STATION HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 201 EASTIN RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • RIDGE HOSPITAL ALT. HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 3050 RIO DOSA DR, Grades: 7-12)
  • LEXINGTON DAY TREATMENT (Location: 115 CISCO RD, Grades: 6-12)
  • MARTIN L KING ACAD FOR EXCELLENCE ALT (Location: 2200 LIBERTY RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • FAYETTE REGIONAL JUVENILE DET CTR (Location: 3475 SPURR RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • OPPORTUNITY MIDDLE COLLEGE (Location: 164 OPPPORTUNITY WAY, Grades: 11-12)

Private high schools in Lexington-Fayette:

  • LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1,590, Location: 450 W REYNOLDS RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • LEXINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 807, Location: 2250 CLAYS MILL RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SAYRE SCHOOL (Students: 530, Location: 194 N LIMESTONE, Grades: PK-12)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 354, Location: 3900 RAPID RUN DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • BLUE GRASS BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 172, Location: 3743 RED RIVER DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • CLAYS MILL ROAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 99, Location: 3000 CLAYS MILL RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL OF KENTUCKY (Students: 11, Location: 472 ROSE ST, Grades: 9-10)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lexington-Fayette:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Lexington-Fayette:

  • CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL (Students: 510, Location: 412 COCHRAN RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • SETON CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 460, Location: 1740 SUMMERHILL DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • SS PETER & PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 417, Location: 133 BARR ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • MARY QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL (Students: 404, Location: 605 HILL N DALE RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • PROVIDENCE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 235, Location: 1209 TEXACO RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • LEXINGTON UNIVERSAL ACADEMY (Students: 137, Location: 4580 NICHOLASVILLE RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 120, Location: 2780 CLAYS MILL RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • LEXINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: 319 S BROADWAY PARK, Grades: UG-6)
  • MONTESSORI MIDDLE SCHOOL OF KENTUCKY (Students: 52, Location: 725 STONE RD, Grades: 7-8)
  • LEXINGTON JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 26, Location: 968 LANE ALLEN RD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Lexington-Fayette

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of: Brian Littrell, Musician (1975)
  • Eastern State hospital is a state operated mental hospital. Larger other hospitals not listed in Lex. are Central Baptist and Saint Joe. added by Eugene LaPierre
  • Eastern State hospital is a state operated mental hospital. Larger other hospitals not listed in Lex. are Central Baptist and Saint Joe.
  • Lexington Mall now closed

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lexington-Fayette: Tates Creek Country Club (A), Spring Valley Country Club (B), Lexington Country Club (C), Keeneland Race Course (D), Iroquios Hunt Club (E), Idle Hour Country Club (F), Big Elm Country Club (G), Lexington Fire Department Station 20 (H), Lexington Fire Department Station 17 (I), Lexington Fire Department Station 19 (J), Lexington Fire Department Station 14 (K), Lexington Fire Department Station 3 (L), Lexington Fire Department Station 10 (M), Lexington Fire Department Station 9 (N), Lexington Fire Department Station 8 (O), Lexington Fire Department Station 12 (P), Lexington Fire Department Station 15 (Q), Lexington Fire Department Station 18 (R), Waveland Museum (S), Lexington Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Turfland Mall (1), Lexington Mall (2), Fayette Mall (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lexington-Fayette include: Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church (A), Immanuel Baptist Church (B), Little Zion Church (C), Macedonia Church (D), Mount Eden Church (E), Mount Gilead Baptist Church (F), Mount Horeb Church (G), North View Church (H), Parkway Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Howards Grove Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Cove Haven Cemetery (3), Lexington National Cemetery (4), Lexington Cemetery (5), Hillcrest Memorial Park (6), Highland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lexington Reservoir Number 4 (A), Reservoir Number 1 (B), Reservoir Number 3 (C), Reservoir Number 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baughman Fork (A), Boggs Fork (B), David Fork (C), Vaughns Branch (D), Wolf Run (E), Cave Creek (F), Manchester Branch (G), Jones Creek (H), Raven Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lexington-Fayette include: Castlewood Park (1), Boones Station State Historic Site (2), Woodland Park (3), Lexington Trotting Track (4), Steeplechase Racetrack (5), Kentucky State Horse Park (6), Douglas Park (7), Duncan Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Lexington-Fayette in 2010:

  • 7,513 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,035 people in federal prisons
  • 1,092 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 568 people in state prisons
  • 545 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 306 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 248 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 144 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 104 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 97 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 92 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Lexington-Fayette in 2000:

  • 6,677 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,925 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,423 people in nursing homes
  • 572 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 517 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 390 people in state prisons
  • 328 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 249 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 231 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 83 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 46 people in institutions for the blind
  • 45 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 40 people in halfway houses
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 6 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions

For population 15 years and over in Lexington-Fayette:

Marital status in Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lexington-Fayette:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lexington-Fayette
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lexington-Fayette, KY (based on Fayette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant83,924162
Mainline Protestant31,14451
Catholic25,8828
Black Protestant7,28115
Other5,45127
Orthodox7803
None141,341-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 52
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Here:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
This county:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 243
This county:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Fayette County:

9.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

27.5%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fayette County:

18.9%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lexington-Fayette:

45.1%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lexington-Fayette:

21.1%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lexington-Fayette:

10.6%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lexington-Fayette:

31.8%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Lexington-Fayette:

56.1%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lexington-Fayette, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 556$3,042,782$65,6720$0
Firefighters 535$3,333,884$74,7790$0
Correction 298$1,392,974$56,0933$6,274
Parks and Recreation 240$788,738$39,437264$182,280
Other and Unallocable 234$1,036,170$53,13714$16,756
Other Government Administration 195$881,644$54,2556$14,656
Solid Waste Management 188$675,152$43,0951$2,214
Sewerage 173$722,896$50,1437$12,576
Financial Administration 145$695,990$57,5990$0
Health 128$483,256$45,30529$25,508
Local Libraries 126$413,994$39,428120$104,594
Streets and Highways 124$540,544$52,3110$0
Welfare 106$396,096$44,84117$15,858
Police - Other 89$388,614$52,39759$36,390
Airports 85$402,876$56,87713$16,716
Housing and Community Development (Local) 71$243,910$41,2243$3,272
Natural Resources 24$110,966$55,4831$3,404
Judicial and Legal 23$126,270$65,8803$7,120
Fire - Other 21$95,736$54,7060$0
Totals for Government 3,361$15,772,492$56,314540$447,618

Lexington-Fayette government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $35,425,000 ($110.03)
    Transit Utilities: $18,029,000 ($56.00)
    Air Transportation: $15,486,000 ($48.10)
    Central Staff Services: $13,863,000 ($43.06)
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,966,000 ($24.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,206,000 ($19.28)
    Libraries: $4,599,000 ($14.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,104,000 ($6.53)
    General - Other: $2,076,000 ($6.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,071,000 ($3.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,059,000 ($3.29)
    Corrections - Other: $27,000 ($0.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($0.06)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $53,160,000 ($165.11)
    Police Protection: $52,986,000 ($164.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,476,000 ($128.82)
    Central Staff Services: $38,957,000 ($121.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,388,000 ($119.23)
    Sewerage: $36,059,000 ($112.00)
    Correctional Institutions: $28,327,000 ($87.98)
    Transit Utilities: $28,067,000 ($87.18)
    Health - Other: $14,837,000 ($46.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,134,000 ($43.90)
    Libraries: $13,544,000 ($42.07)
    Air Transportation: $11,788,000 ($36.61)
    General - Other: $10,532,000 ($32.71)
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,195,000 ($25.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,215,000 ($19.30)
    Financial Administration: $4,220,000 ($13.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,155,000 ($12.91)
    Regular Highways: $3,833,000 ($11.91)
    Parking Facilities: $2,497,000 ($7.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,182,000 ($6.78)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $349,101,000 ($1084.30)
    Corporate Bonds: $83,490,000 ($259.32)
    Other Investments - Other: $63,993,000 ($198.76)
    Benefit Payments: $56,188,000 ($174.52)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,271,000 ($25.69)
    Withdrawals: $3,104,000 ($9.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,093,000 ($71.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $13,683,000 ($42.50)
    Regular Highways: $10,956,000 ($34.03)
    Sewerage: $6,888,000 ($21.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,377,000 ($19.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,253,000 ($19.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,341,000 ($10.38)
    Police Protection: $2,305,000 ($7.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,267,000 ($7.04)
    Transit Utilities: $2,261,000 ($7.02)
    Corrections - Other: $1,688,000 ($5.24)
    General - Other: $809,000 ($2.51)
    Air Transportation: $312,000 ($0.97)
    Financial Administration: $76,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $220,195,000 ($683.92)

Lexington-Fayette government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $70,073,000 ($217.65)
    Other: $29,729,000 ($92.34)
    Air Transportation: $20,412,000 ($63.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,739,000 ($51.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,768,000 ($27.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,942,000 ($15.35)
    Parking Facilities: $3,999,000 ($12.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $9,793,000 ($30.42)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $8,678,000 ($26.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $27,142,000 ($84.30)
    Transit Utilities: $16,430,000 ($51.03)
    Air Transportation: $13,963,000 ($43.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,962,000 ($30.94)
    Highways: $9,282,000 ($28.83)
    Other: $3,042,000 ($9.45)
    Health and Hospitals: $2,316,000 ($7.19)
    General Local Government Support: $1,699,000 ($5.28)
    Public Welfare: $195,000 ($0.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $7,815,000 ($24.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,625,000 ($20.58)
    Sale of Property: $3,053,000 ($9.48)
    Interest Earnings: $2,307,000 ($7.17)
    General Revenue - Other: $350,000 ($1.09)
    Special Assessments: $308,000 ($0.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $299,000 ($0.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $247,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $3,013,000 ($9.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,383,000 ($22.93)
    Other: $6,186,000 ($19.21)
    Health and Hospitals: $3,028,000 ($9.40)
    Transit Utilities: $619,000 ($1.92)
    Public Welfare: $529,000 ($1.64)
    Highways: $244,000 ($0.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000 ($0.45)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($0.12)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $181,703,000 ($564.37)
    Property: $79,586,000 ($247.19)
    Corporation Net Income: $40,883,000 ($126.98)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $29,053,000 ($90.24)
    Public Utilities Sales: $22,942,000 ($71.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,875,000 ($33.78)
    Other License: $3,992,000 ($12.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $229,000 ($0.71)

Lexington-Fayette government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $597,936,000 ($1857.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $541,548,000 ($1682.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $195,967,000 ($608.67)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $141,717,000 ($440.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,516,000 ($284.25)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,250,000 ($168.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,128,000 ($109.11)

Lexington-Fayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,151,000 ($196.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $91,004,000 ($282.66)
    Total Federal Securities: $57,533,000 ($178.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $315,806,000 ($980.89)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $180,948,000 ($562.02)

7.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,060 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,461 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.18%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jessamine County, KY  0.51% ($61,033 average AGI)
from Madison County, KY  0.38% ($43,966)
from Scott County, KY  0.36% ($44,222)


7.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,469 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($379 average AGI)
Fayette County:

0.04%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jessamine County, KY  0.63% ($78,883 average AGI)
to Scott County, KY  0.47% ($55,838)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.47% ($44,384)

Businesses in Lexington-Fayette, KY

  • McDonald's: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington-Fayette:

  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLXG (1300 AM; 3 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCGW (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMJR (1380 AM; 3 kW; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: THY KINGDOM COME NETWORK, INC)
  • WWFT (1250 AM; 1 kW; NICHOLASVILLE, KY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington-Fayette:

  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WRFL (88.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: UN OF KENTUCKY BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WCDA (106.3 FM; VERSAILLES, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXZZ (103.3 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBUL-FM (98.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKQQ (100.1 FM; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMXL (94.5 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTO (102.5 FM; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRB (95.3 FM; WILMORE, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WGKS (96.9 FM; PARIS, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKT (104.5 FM; LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WLRO (101.5 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRVG-FM (89.9 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: GEORGETOWN COLLEGE)
  • WBTF (107.9 FM; MIDWAY, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WLXO (96.1 FM; STAMPING GROUND, KY; Owner: CLARITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKYL (102.1 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, KY; Owner: DAVENPORT BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lexington-Fayette:

  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lexington-Fayette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 330Number of bridges
  • 3,189ft / 972mTotal length
  • $67,914,000Total costs
  • 6,872,389Total average daily traffic
  • 824,777Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,479,210Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lexington-Fayette, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 71940-1949
  • 221950-1959
  • 1111960-1969
  • 361970-1979
  • 441980-1989
  • 531990-1999
  • 242000-2009
  • 242010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lexington-Fayette, KY
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 61 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,325$144,3492,295$163,5957,406$172,792347$63,58248$943,0421,230$168,3394$32,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED39$136,15489$211,427461$154,56887$34,2993$739,00033$137,7883$44,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED160$131,775230$143,6871,977$167,204195$51,0003$759,333145$135,4346$42,167
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN137$137,204204$160,5781,283$167,80552$97,1733$603,33382$131,5371$210,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS30$127,80032$177,125297$181,81516$70,8130$020$129,3001$16,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 61 tracts in Lexington Fayette, KY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 56 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED327$183,199294$177,1635$155,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$175,28899$181,6874$143,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$191,91432$237,9697$231,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$185,83323$169,3041$261,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$128,0004$158,0001$104,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lexington-Fayette, KY - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 58.5%Utility gas
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 70.9%Electricity
  • 27.1%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


Lexington-Fayette compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Lexington-Fayette on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 biggest cities in 2013"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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