Lexington Fayette Ky Population 2017

Lexington Fayette Ky's estimated population is 295,803 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 137,885 households in the city, with an average size of 2.35 people per household. The vacancy rate was 8.8%, with a median rent of $778/month. The median house size is 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $168,100.

Year Population Change
2015 314,488 6.30%
2010 295,803 13.50%
2000 260,512 15.60%
1990 225,366 10.40%
1980 204,165 88.80%
1970 108,137 72.20%
1960 62,810 13.10%
1950 55,534 12.60%
1940 49,304 7.80%
1930 45,736 10.10%
1920 41,534 18.30%
1910 35,099 33.10%
1900 26,369 22.30%
1890 21,567 29.50%
1880 16,656 12.50%
1870 14,801 58.80%
1860 9,321 14.20%
1850 8,159 16.60%
1840 6,997 16.10%
1830 6,026 14.20%
1820 5,279 22.00%
1810 4,326 140.30%
1800 1,800 125.00%
1790 800 0.00%

Lexington Fayette Ky Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 231,482 76.03%
Black or African American 43,918 14.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native 961 0.32%
Asian 10,662 3.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 128 0.04%
Some Other Race 8,811 2.89%
Two or More Races 8,511 2.80%

Population Pyramid

Lexington Fayette Ky Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 137,885
Owner-Occupied Units 68,194
Renter-Occupied Units 57,558
Median Home Value $168,100
Median Rent $778
Vacancy Rate 8.8%
Houses With Mortgage 48,977
Houses Without Mortgage 19,217
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 5.4

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Lexington Fayette Ky for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.6% and the labor force participation rate is 67.7%.

Lexington Fayette Ky Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.35
Average Family Size 2.96
Married Couple Families 51,368
Male Householder (no wife) Families 5,530
Female Householder (no husband) Families 15,568
Non Family Households
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex) 6.2%
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex) 0.5%