Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Population 2019

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky's estimated population is 323,780 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky is the 2nd largest city in Kentucky based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1141.54 people/mi² (440.75 people/km²).

The overall median age is 34.3 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 139,679 households in the city, with an average size of 2.37 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%, with a median rent of $828/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $175,000.

The median income for households in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky is $53,013, while the mean household income is $76,300.

Lexington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lexington was:

  • White: 75.61%
  • Black or African American: 14.50%
  • Asian: 3.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Other race: 2.74%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
LatLng(38.0498, -84.4586)
Rank in State2nd
StateKentucky
CountyFayette County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)734.62 (283.64 mi²)
Water Area (km²)4.92 (1.90 mi²)
TypeUrban County
GEOID2146027
Density (km²)440.75
Density (mi²)1,141.54
Area Code(s)859
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018323,7801,5870.49%
2017322,1932,4550.77%
2016319,7383,7361.18%
2015316,0024,0471.30%
2014311,9551,9450.63%
2013310,0103,9351.29%
2012306,0754,3391.44%
2011301,7364,8891.65%
2010296,84736,3351.31%
2000260,51235,1461.46%
1990225,36621,2010.99%
1980204,16596,0286.56%
1970108,13745,3275.58%
196062,8107,2761.24%
195055,5346,2301.20%
194049,3043,5680.75%
193045,7364,2020.97%
192041,5346,4351.70%
191035,0998,7302.90%
190026,3694,8022.03%
189021,5674,9112.62%
188016,6561,8551.19%
187014,8015,4804.73%
18609,3211,1621.34%
18508,1591,1621.55%
18406,9979711.51%
18306,0267471.33%
18205,2799532.01%
18104,3262,5269.16%
18001,8001,0008.45%
17908000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018516,6973,9650.77%
2017512,7325,2721.03%
2016507,4605,7921.14%
2015501,6686,3041.26%
2014495,3644,2540.86%
2013491,1105,6891.16%
2012485,4216,4321.33%
2011478,9895,5741.16%
2010473,4150.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White238,248
Black or African American45,680
Asian11,224
Two or More Races10,133
Some Other Race8,630
American Indian and Alaska Native1,031
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander163

Lexington Population Pyramid 2019

Lexington Median Age

34.3


Total

33.3


Male

35.4


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 248,638 adults, (38,443 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

49.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

160,579

50.96%

Male

154,530

49.04%

Lexington Households and Families

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All54%46%
Male46.7%53.3%
Female39.3%60.7%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All127,3362.3754
Non Family54,2311.4337.5
Married51,9493.0676.6
Female15,7633.139.3
Male5,3933.1746.7

2.98

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lexington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,7923.82%
9th to 12th Grade11,5535.67%
High School Graduate41,71120.46%
Some College41,33320.28%
Associates Degree16,1857.94%
Bachelors Degree48,62423.85%
Graduate Degree36,66117.98%

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White153,959144,52271,873
Black27,68323,5115,194
Hispanic11,1416,6621,937
Asian7,4056,6245,017
Other Race4,6972,407708
Multiple Races3,2312,9261,081
Native American55833888
Islander12312339

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,910$41,024$30,992
Less Than High School$20,522$22,078$17,092
High School Grad$25,085$29,270$21,110
Some College$30,316$33,590$26,343
Bachelors Degree$46,787$56,669$38,410
Graduate Degree$58,906$69,407$53,144

$35,910

Average Earnings

$41,024

Average Male

$30,992

Average Female

Lexington Language

Lexington Language by Age

Lexington Language

87.59% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 12.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.12% of the population.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White216,76230,62114.13%
Black43,11413,74431.88%
Hispanic21,1847,08133.43%
Multiple9,6113,02931.52%
Other8,3572,93535.12%
Asian11,0261,75815.94%
Native98744645.19%
Islander15074.67%

18.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.86%

Male Poverty Rate

20.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Native, with 45.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Islander, with 4.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.87%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.87%
High School17.36%
Some College12.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.46%
Male Unemployed32.88%
Female Employed14.11%
Male Employed8.96%

Lexington Income

Lexington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,013$76,300
Families$71,698$96,942
Married Families$89,082$116,393
Non Families$33,524$46,611

Lexington Marital Status

Lexington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington Married by Age and Sex

Lexington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

Lexington Veterans

16,492

Number of Veterans

14,988

Male Veterans

1,504

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,529
First Gulf War3,505
Second Gulf War3,134
Korea1,320
World War II748
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,508
65 to 743,856
75+3,264
55 to 643,049
18 to 341,815

Lexington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,6457.03%
Black2,4517.23%
Hispanic2812.06%
2 or More2274.50%
Indian10015.36%
Other370.69%
Asian320.35%

Lexington Veterans by Education

8.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Employment Status

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.49%

Born in Kentucky

90.90%

Native Born

9.10%

Foreign Born

6.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.90% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 59.49% having been born in Kentucky. 6.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.