Fayette County, Kentucky Population 2018

Fayette County, Kentucky's estimated population is 321,959 with a growth rate of 3.35% 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
2017321,95910,4303.35%
2016311,529-7,523-2.36%
2016319,0523,9971.27%
2015315,0554,1691.34%
2014310,8862,2950.74%
2013308,5913,2881.08%
2012305,3033,9351.31%
2011301,3684,6661.57%
2010296,70271,33631.65%
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
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)

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

Fayette County, Kentucky Median Age

34.1


Total

33.2


Male

35.1


Female

Fayette County, Kentucky Adults

There are 245,485 adults, (36,449 of which are seniors) in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Fayette County, Kentucky Age Dependency

48.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

158,576

50.90%

Male

152,953

49.10%

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%
All53.6%46.4%
Male45.2%54.8%
Female38%62%
Non Family37.2%62.8%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fayette County, Kentucky 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)

Fayette County, Kentucky Households

Fayette County, Kentucky Education

Fayette County, Kentucky 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%

Fayette County, Kentucky 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%.

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

Fayette County, Kentucky Language by Age

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

87.88% of Fayette County, Kentucky 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.

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty

Fayette County, Kentucky 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 Fayette County, Kentucky

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

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

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

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

Fayette County, Kentucky Income

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

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

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans

Fayette County, Kentucky 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

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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

Fayette County, Kentucky 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%

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

8.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment Status

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment by Age

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Fayette County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lexington-Fayette295805318449226447.66%
Data Sources
  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