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Fayette County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2019: 323,152 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 260,512 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 52,377
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,441
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 59,915
Renter-occupied apartments: 54,225 (it was 48,373 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

31%

Land area: 285 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1136 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Fayette County: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%), Wholesale trade (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Fayette County, KY (2019)
    • 228,23587.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 47,66518.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 23,9609.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 13,3485.1%Asian alone
    • 9,5473.7%Two or more races
    • 2360.09%Some other race alone
    • 1390.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 220.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Males: 158,333  (49.0%)
Females: 164,819  (51.0%)
Average household size:
Fayette County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,356 ($39,813 in 1999)
This county:

$58,356
Kentucky:

$52,295

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $789 (lower quartile is $625, upper quartile is $984)
This county:

$789
State:

$618


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $211,400 (it was $109,700 in 2000)
Fayette:

$211,400
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,800 - $329,500

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $272,099
Here:

$272,099
State:

$202,714

Townhouses or other attached units: $201,251
Here:

$201,251
State:

$210,849

In 2-unit structures: $184,087
Here:

$184,087
State:

$192,751

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $247,916
Here:

$247,916
State:

$182,394

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,693
Here:

$205,693
State:

$142,978

Mobile homes: $16,698
Here:

$16,698
State:

$65,175

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,337
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $472

Institutionalized population: 3,996
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Health of residents in Fayette County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
51.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
70.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

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
  • 2018: 733 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2019: 579 buildings, average cost: $225,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Fayette, KY residents
Average permit cost in Fayette, KY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,894 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,909 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Fayette, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fayette, KY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Fayette, KY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.6%
Fayette County:

15.6%
Kentucky:

16.3%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.3% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 32.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 35.0 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 36.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.8 years old, Black residents: 33.7 years old, American Indian residents: 28.1 years old, Asian residents: 32.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.0 years old, Other race residents: 28.9 years old)

Area name: Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fayette County is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $836 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lexington-Fayette, Fayette.

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

2018 air pollution in Fayette County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Amador County, California , Carter County , Stanislaus County, California , Perry County, Illinois , Pike County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Kentucky:

5.1%

Unemployment by year in Fayette, KY
County total employment by year in Fayette, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Fayette, KY

Current college students: 31,508
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 33,003 (38.7% naturalized citizens)

Fayette County:

10.2%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 15,6982010 or later
  • 11,3772000 to 2009
  • 4,8271990 to 1999
  • 2,7501980 to 1989
  • 9551970 to 1979
  • 1,369Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.0%

Fayette County marital status for males Fayette County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 84,805
  • One, attached: 10,333
  • Two: 6,070
  • 3 or 4: 5,824
  • 5 to 9: 9,705
  • 10 to 19: 11,092
  • 20 to 49: 7,181
  • 50 or more: 7,840
  • Mobile homes: 1,239

Housing units in Fayette County with a mortgage: 48,336 (1,721 second mortgage, 7,131 home equity loan, 341 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,986

Here:

69.6% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Fayette County

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-
Fayette County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 52
Fayette County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Fayette 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:
Here:

18.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Fayette County:

Average size of farms: 161 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $242,401
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $549.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $209,167
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.26%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,677
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 74.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.63
Corn for grain: 1919 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1046 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2528 harvested acres
Vegetables: 144 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 17 acres

Earthquake activity:

Fayette County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 72% greater 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 Fayette County 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) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the county 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 the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the county 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 Fayette County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1746: February 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 1746, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1454: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1163: March 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Blizzard, Incident Period: January 05, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1089: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (14) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fayette

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 156,670 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 18,312 (9.4%)
  • Bus: 3,079 (1.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,231 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,238 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 5,148 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 7,194 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (23%)
  • India (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (3%)
  • Iraq (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Fayette County


  • American (14%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Fayette County, Kentucky 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

People in group quarters in Fayette County, Kentucky 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)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,306.

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

3.99% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($25,642 average AGI)
3.32% relocated from other states ($26,957 average AGI)
Fayette County:

3.32%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.34% ($53,131)
from Woodford County, KY  0.20% ($42,848)
from Clark County, KY  0.18% ($43,390)
from Franklin County, KY  0.17% ($41,468)


7.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

4.08% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($27,690 average AGI)
3.50% relocated to other states ($33,400 average AGI)
Fayette County:

3.50%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Madison County, KY  0.37% ($54,993)
to Woodford County, KY  0.24% ($54,633)
to Clark County, KY  0.22% ($41,403)
to Franklin County, KY  0.18% ($44,272)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Fayette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2018: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Fayette County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Fayette County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Fayette County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 34,196 (27,949 aged, 6,247 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,753 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Fayette County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,074)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,006)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,886)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,740)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,624)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,513)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,160)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,129)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (932)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (789)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,536
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 621
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 65,262

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,456
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 689
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 78
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.7
  • Other - 19.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.2
  • Suffocation - 23.2
  • Poisoning - 21.1
  • Other - 9.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 323,152
  • Male householders: 64,416 (21,063 living alone), Female householders: 67,513 (22,819 living alone)
  • 52,276 spouses (51,793 opposite-sex spouses), 11,670 unmarried partners, (11,193 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 79,392 children (74,474 natural, 2,322 adopted, 2,596 stepchildren), 6,040 grandchildren, 2,953 brothers or sisters, 3,343 parents, 195 foster children, 3,938 other relatives, 18,948 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 12,468

Size of family households: 32,816 2-persons, 16,243 3-persons, 15,583 4-persons, 4,789 5-persons, 2,626 6-persons, 1,005 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 43,882 1-person, 11,286 2-persons, 2,027 3-persons, 1,141 4-persons, 412 5-persons, 119 6-persons.

42,623 married couples with children.
17,744 single-parent households (5,279 men, 12,465 women).

86.8% of residents of Fayette speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,957,212,000 ($7,348 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $493,686,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $541,248,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $308,117,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,588,000
Federal grants: $378,465,000
Federal procurement contracts: $508,539,000 ($451,760,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $217,256,000 ($13,312,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $84,439,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $177,292,000
Federal Government insurance: $71,905,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 19,589
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,421
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6,716
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,998
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Fayette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 44.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • 6,7192014 or later
  • 4,7412010 to 2013
  • 18,6532000 to 2009
  • 22,1981990 to 1999
  • 21,0191980 to 1989
  • 23,7101970 to 1979
  • 19,0101960 to 1969
  • 12,9421950 to 1959
  • 4,6031940 to 1949
  • 10,4941939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • 981 room
  • 1202 rooms
  • 2583 rooms
  • 5,2844 rooms
  • 10,8555 rooms
  • 14,1016 rooms
  • 13,5047 rooms
  • 9,4488 rooms
  • 16,6549+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • 2,5911 room
  • 4,0612 rooms
  • 13,2833 rooms
  • 17,2824 rooms
  • 12,4475 rooms
  • 6,0726 rooms
  • 2,9057 rooms
  • 1,5168 rooms
  • 1,4509+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fayette County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • 132no bedroom
  • 2891 bedroom
  • 8,1032 bedrooms
  • 34,9073 bedrooms
  • 22,0274 bedrooms
  • 4,8645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fayette County, Kentucky
  • 2,904no bedroom
  • 16,6771 bedroom
  • 21,1122 bedrooms
  • 14,5573 bedrooms
  • 5,4764 bedrooms
  • 8815+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,526no vehicle
  • 19,6251 vehicle
  • 34,3862 vehicles
  • 10,8873 vehicles
  • 2,8324 vehicles
  • 1,0665+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fayette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 7,851no vehicle
  • 30,0721 vehicle
  • 17,4792 vehicles
  • 4,3583 vehicles
  • 1,3334 vehicles
  • 5145+ vehicles

75.6% of Fayette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Kentucky.

Fayette County:

75.6%
State average:

84.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 189,491
  • Other state: 97,561
  • Northeast: 13,810
  • Midwest: 40,256
  • South: 34,296
  • West: 9,199
Year householders moved into unit in Fayette County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fayette County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 42.3%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.7%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,004
Here:

10.8%
Kentucky:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,334
Here:

9.6%
Kentucky:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,523
Here:

8.5%
Kentucky:

17.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,916
  • Number of aged recipients: 545
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,371
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,153
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,686
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,077
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,188
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,612
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
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 Fayette, KY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fayette, KY - Value
Most common first names in Fayette County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary34881.1 years
William29176.1 years
John24074.6 years
James22173.9 years
Elizabeth14982.8 years
Robert14772.9 years
Margaret14381.6 years
Charles11774.9 years
George11076.3 years
Anna9582.2 years
Most common last names in Fayette County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9376.0 years
Johnson6980.3 years
Jones5978.4 years
Taylor5875.5 years
Williams5677.3 years
Wilson5678.9 years
Moore5377.8 years
Davis5081.5 years
Hall4980.6 years
Miller4679.0 years
Businesses in Fayette County, KY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Kincaid1
ALDO1Kmart1
AT&T6Knights Inn1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger15
Ace Hardware1La Quinta2
Advance Auto Parts5La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant2
American Eagle Outfitters3Lane Furniture5
Ann Taylor2LensCrafters2
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza6
Applebee's5Long John Silver's4
Arby's14Lowe's3
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
Audi1Marriott8
AutoZone4Marshalls2
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets9
BMW1Mazda1
Banana Republic1McDonald's16
Barnes & Noble1Meijer2
Baskin-Robbins3Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works3Microtel1
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motherhood Maternity5
Best Western3New Balance8
Blockbuster3New York & Co1
Brookstone1Nike17
Budget Car Rental2Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Office Depot2
Burger King5OfficeMax2
CVS5Old Navy2
Cache1Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Chevrolet2Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A5Panera Bread3
Chico's2Papa John's Pizza5
Chipotle3Payless4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske3
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut7
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Comfort Inn2Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos2
Cracker Barrel2RadioShack6
Cricket Wireless9Ramada2
Curves3Red Lobster2
DHL3Red Roof Inn2
Dairy Queen4Rite Aid16
Days Inn2Rodeway Inn1
Deb1Rue211
Decora Cabinetry3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In6
Domino's Pizza8Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears2
Dressbarn1Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts3Shoe Carnival2
Econo Lodge1Sleep Inn1
Ethan Allen1Soma Intimates1
Express2Spencer Gifts1
Extended Stay America3Sprint Nextel5
FedEx66Staples3
Finish Line1Starbucks16
Foot Locker1Steak 'n Shake1
Ford1Subaru1
Forever 211Subway35
GNC8Super 81
GameStop6T-Mobile13
Gap2T.G.I. Driday's2
Goodwill2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree2Taco Bell8
H&R Block10Talbots3
Hardee's5Target2
Havertys Furniture1The Limited1
Haworth1Toyota1
Hilton8Toys"R"Us2
Holiday Inn5U-Haul10
Hollister Co.1UPS94
Home Depot2Value City Furniture2
Honda1Vans3
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless5
Hyatt2Victoria's Secret2
Hyundai1Volkswagen1
IHOP1Waffle House10
J. Jill1Walgreens8
J.Crew1Walmart7
JCPenney1Wendy's10
JoS. A. Bank2Wet Seal1
Jones New York5White Castle2
Journeys1Whole Foods Market1
Justice3YMCA5
KFC8

Fayette County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"