Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Population 2018

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky's estimated population is 321,959 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 1135.12 people/mi² (438.27 people/km²), with a household density of 189.02 people/km² (489.56 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 34.1 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 138,858 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%, with a median rent of $793/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $170,800.

The median income for households in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky is $50,661, while the mean household income is $73,145. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017321,9592,9070.91%
2016319,0523,9971.27%
2015315,0554,1691.34%
2014310,8862,2950.74%
2013308,5913,2881.08%
2012305,3033,9351.31%
2011301,3684,6661.57%
2010296,70236,1901.31%
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%

Lexington Population in 2018Source: By Madgeek1450 at English Wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White236,242
Black or African American45,319
Asian10,891
Two or More Races9,389
Some Other Race8,537
American Indian and Alaska Native1,022
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander129

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lexington Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lexington Median Age

34.1


Total

33.2


Male

35.1


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 245,485 adults, (36,449 of which are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

48.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

158,576

50.90%

Male

152,953

49.10%

Lexington Households and Families

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All53.6%46.4%
Male45.2%54.8%
Female38%62%
Non Family37.2%62.8%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All126,4392.3653.6
Non Family53,6841.4237.2
Married51,1733.0476.6
Female16,1113.0838
Male5,4713.1245.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lexington Households

Lexington Education

Lexington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,6024.28%
9th to 12th Grade11,7035.83%
High School Graduate41,35920.59%
Some College40,29520.06%
Associates Degree15,6897.81%
Bachelors Degree47,37223.58%
Graduate Degree35,88617.86%

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White152,461142,47270,904
Black27,21423,1965,012
Hispanic10,8455,7951,473
Asian7,1356,3974,832
Other Race4,6882,131531
Multiple Races2,9092,525903
Native American54932451
Islander999232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.72%.

Lexington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,378$40,979$30,626
Less Than High School$19,869$21,547$17,010
High School Grad$25,048$28,637$20,930
Some College$30,144$33,071$26,351
Bachelors Degree$45,654$56,315$37,202
Graduate Degree$57,939$70,766$51,711

$35,378

Average Earnings

$40,979

Average Male

$30,626

Average Female

Lexington Language

Lexington Language by Age

Lexington Language

87.88% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 12.12% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.13% of the population.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White215,10630,81514.33%
Black42,87513,85732.32%
Hispanic20,6287,27635.27%
Multiple8,8383,10635.14%
Other8,2902,89134.87%
Asian10,6971,63515.28%
Native96044646.46%
Islander11654.31%

18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.46%

Male Poverty Rate

20.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Native, with 46.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Islander, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.55%.

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.83%
High School17.05%
Some College12.51%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.19%
Male Unemployed35.08%
Female Employed13.86%
Male Employed9.12%

Lexington Income

Lexington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,661$73,145
Families$68,943$92,839
Married Families$86,625$112,657
Non Families$31,931$44,483

Lexington Marital Status

Lexington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington Married by Age and Sex

Lexington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

Lexington Veterans

Lexington Veterans by War

16,943

Number of Veterans

15,596

Male Veterans

1,347

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,854
First Gulf War3,594
Second Gulf War2,903
Korea1,456
World War II943

Lexington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,873
65 to 743,758
75+3,370
55 to 643,362
18 to 341,580

Lexington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,0557.30%
Black2,5807.71%
2 or More1944.28%
Hispanic1841.38%
Indian609.46%
Asian310.35%
Other230.43%

Lexington Veterans by Education

8.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Employment Status

Lexington Employment by Age

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington Employment by Race

Lexington Employment by Education

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

59.39%

Born in Kentucky

91.09%

Native Born

8.91%

Foreign Born

6.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.09% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 59.39% having been born in Kentucky. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.