Fayette County, Kentucky Population 2024

320,095

Fayette County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 320,095 with a growth rate of -0.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fayette County, Kentucky is the 2nd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 296,868 and has seen a growth of 7.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029319,465-126-0.04%
2028319,591-126-0.04%
2027319,717-126-0.04%
2026319,843-126-0.04%
2025319,969-126-0.04%
2024320,095-126-0.04%
2023320,221-126-0.04%
2022320,347-126-0.04%
2021320,473-2,140-0.66%
2020322,613-1,309-0.4%
2019323,9221,3250.41%
2018322,5971,0430.32%
2017321,5543,3641.06%
2016318,1902,1110.67%
2015316,0794,0871.31%
2014311,9921,9670.63%
2013310,0253,9631.29%
2012306,0624,2961.42%
2011301,7664,8981.65%
2010296,868
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%
188029,0232,3678.88%
187026,6564,05717.95%
186022,599-136-0.6%
185022,7355412.44%
184022,194-2,904-11.57%
183025,0981,8487.95%
182023,2501,8808.8%
181021,3707,34252.34%
180014,028-4,382-23.8%
179018,410-301,055-94.24%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.04% (-126)
County Website
Fayette County
County Seat
2010 Population
296,868
Area
284 mi²
Density
1127 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
7.82% (23,227)
Founded
1780

Fayette County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White230,70471.81%
Black or African American47,24014.7%
Two or more races20,4156.35%
Asian13,2484.12%
Other race9,0362.81%
Native American5840.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander490.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fayette County, Kentucky Population by Race

Fayette County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Fayette County, Kentucky Median Age

35.2

Total

34.3

Male

36.1

Female

Fayette County, Kentucky Adults

There are 254,973 adults, (45,560 of whom are seniors) in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Fayette County, Kentucky Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayette County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female162,90550.71%
Male158,37149.29%

Fayette County, Kentucky Population by Age

Fayette County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All136,1042.2754.345.7
Non Family60,1541.33961
Married54,6743.0476.723.3
Female15,0583.0837.162.9
Male6,2182.9247.952.1
showing: 5 rows

2.94

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayette County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fayette County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayette County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.72%.

Fayette County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,963

Average Earnings

$52,258

Average Male

$40,792

Average Female

Fayette County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayette County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

86.37% of Fayette County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 13.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.13% of the population.

Fayette County, Kentucky Language

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White215,44925,25911.72%
Black45,17011,65625.8%
Hispanic23,2505,51323.71%
Multiple19,6544,66123.72%
Other8,8102,03023.04%
Asian12,8641,2279.54%
Native54114226.25%
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14.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.86%

Male Poverty Rate

15.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky is Native, with 26.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayette County, Kentucky is Asian, with 9.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.22%.

Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.62%
High School15.18%
Some College10.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
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Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.35%
Male Unemployed32.38%
Female Employed11.16%
Male Employed7.61%
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Fayette County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayette County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayette County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14,081

Number of Veterans

12,759

Male Veterans

1,322

Female Veterans

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Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayette County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.1%

Born in Fayette County, Kentucky

89.78%

Native Born

10.22%

Foreign Born

6.55%

Non Citizen

3.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.78% of Fayette County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 58.1% having been born in Kentucky. 6.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fayette County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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