Fayette County, Kentucky Population 2019

Fayette County, Kentucky's estimated population is 322,193 with a growth rate of 0.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Kentucky is the 2nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth 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%
2010296,84771,48131.72%
1990225,36621,20110.38%
1980204,16529,84217.12%
1970174,32342,41732.16%
1960131,90631,16030.93%
1950100,74621,84727.69%
194078,89910,35615.11%
193068,54313,87925.39%
192054,6646,94914.56%
191047,7155,64413.42%
190042,0716,37317.85%
189035,6986,67523.00%
188029,0232,3678.88%
187026,6564,05717.95%
186022,599-136-0.60%
185022,7355412.44%
184022,194-2,904-11.57%
183025,0981,8487.95%
182023,2501,8808.80%
181021,3707,34252.34%
180014,028-4,382-23.80%
179018,4100.00%

Fayette County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

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

Fayette County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Fayette County, Kentucky Median Age

34.3


Total

33.3


Male

35.4


Female

Fayette County, Kentucky Adults

There are 248,638 adults, (38,443 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Fayette County, Kentucky Age Dependency

49.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

160,579

50.96%

Male

154,530

49.04%

Fayette County, Kentucky Households and Families

Fayette County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, Kentucky 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)

Fayette County, Kentucky 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%

Fayette County, Kentucky 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 islander 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

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

Fayette County, Kentucky Language by Age

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

87.59% of Fayette County, Kentucky 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.

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty

Fayette County, Kentucky 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 Fayette County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky 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%

Fayette County, Kentucky Income

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Fayette County, Kentucky 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.

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

Fayette County, Kentucky 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%

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment Status

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Fayette County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lexington-Fayette295805318449226447.66%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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