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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lexington-Fayette is 321,793. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky is the 59th largest city in the US.
Lexington-Fayette is located entirely in Fayette County.
The peak population of Lexington-Fayette was in 2020, when its population was 322,403. In 2020, Lexington-Fayette was the 57th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 59th largest city in the US. Lexington-Fayette is currently 0.2% smaller than it was in 2020.
Lexington-Fayette has grown 23.2% since the 2000. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky's growth is about average. 43% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
No, Lexington-Fayette is the second largest city in the state of Kentucky based on population. The biggest city, Louisville/Jefferson County, is 2.0x bigger than Lexington-Fayette.
Lexington-Fayette has a population density of 1,042.8 people per square mile.
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The total voting age population of Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 234,505. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.0% of the residents of Lexington-Fayette are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Lexington-Fayette are 74.9% White, 14.6% Black, 3.8% Asian, 3.8% Two or more races, 2.8% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 7.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Lexington-Fayette, 16.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 20.4%. On a per-household basis, 10.8% of families are below the poverty line in Lexington-Fayette.
Among those aged 16 and older, 67.8% of Lexington-Fayette residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.2% of Lexington-Fayette residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 43.6% have a bachelor's degree and 19.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Lexington-Fayette residents aged 5 and older, 13.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Lexington-Fayette is 5.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Lexington-Fayette, 16.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Lexington-Fayette is $57,291.
In Lexington-Fayette, 54.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 45.6% of housing units in Lexington-Fayette.
Of all the housing units in Lexington-Fayette, 7.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Lexington-Fayette, 21.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 30,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lexington-Fayette is $896.
In Lexington-Fayette, 86.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.