Fayette County, Kentucky Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Fayette County, Kentucky?

322,193

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White240,26475.38%
Black or African American45,87614.39%
Asian11,6023.64%
Two or More Races11,4593.60%
Some Other Race8,5552.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native8100.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1680.05%

Fayette County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

Fayette County, Kentucky Median Age

34.4


Total

33.3


Male

35.5


Female

Fayette County, Kentucky Adults

There are 251,730 adults, (40,073 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Fayette County, Kentucky Age Dependency

50.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

162,281

50.91%

Male

156,453

49.09%

Fayette County, Kentucky Households and Families

Fayette County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fayette County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All54.5%45.5%
Male41.8%58.2%
Female39%61%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

54.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,8062.3854.5
Non Family54,5091.4338.8
Married52,5633.0576.9
Female16,1793.1239
Male5,5553.1441.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fayette County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,9383.85%
9th to 12th Grade10,9035.29%
High School Graduate41,32820.04%
Some College41,77020.25%
Associates Degree15,7507.64%
Bachelors Degree50,13424.31%
Graduate Degree38,43818.64%

Fayette County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White155,155146,50174,542
Black27,98323,5335,444
Hispanic11,5876,9762,029
Asian7,6176,9025,074
Other Race4,6312,338638
Multiple Races3,5643,2631,281
Native American46628579
Islander12312349

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 66.61%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,021$41,476$32,206
Less Than High School$20,382$22,223$16,769
High School Grad$26,024$29,017$22,140
Some College$31,457$35,867$27,247
Bachelors Degree$48,636$57,813$40,332
Graduate Degree$59,536$69,787$54,456

$37,021

Average Earnings

$41,476

Average Male

$32,206

Average Female

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

Fayette County, Kentucky Language by Age

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

87.06% of Fayette County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 12.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.29% of the population.

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White218,23628,88713.24%
Black43,41013,99032.23%
Hispanic22,0957,02831.81%
Multiple10,8953,17729.16%
Other8,3022,86834.55%
Asian11,3531,66414.66%
Native77631440.46%
Islander16874.17%

17.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky is Native, with 40.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky is Islander, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.26%
High School16.92%
Some College12.04%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.84%
Male Unemployed30.65%
Female Employed13.47%
Male Employed8.92%

Fayette County, Kentucky Income

Fayette County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,918$79,535
Families$73,235$100,174
Married Families$92,207$121,191
Non Families$35,542$49,178

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

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

15,705

Number of Veterans

14,351

Male Veterans

1,354

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,317
First Gulf War3,202
Second Gulf War3,043
Korea1,393
World War II586

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,0196.64%
Black2,3296.76%
Hispanic2862.00%
2 or More2083.84%
Indian7412.89%
Asian460.49%
Other290.55%

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment Status

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

58.82%

Born in Kentucky

90.45%

Native Born

9.55%

Foreign Born

6.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.45% of Fayette County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 58.82% having been born in Kentucky. 6.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Fayette County, Kentucky

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990