Lexington-Fayette, KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
514,273
0.71% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.2
0.277% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.5%
8.57% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,769
3.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$193,700
6.02% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
260,830
0.848% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Lexington-Fayette, KY had a population of 514k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $60,769. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lexington-Fayette, KY grew from 510,647 to 514,273, a 0.71% increase and its median household income grew from $58,685 to $60,769, a 3.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lexington-Fayette, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.09%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%).

None of the households in Lexington-Fayette, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Lexington-Fayette, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lexington-Fayette, KY are University of Kentucky (8,401 degrees awarded in 2020), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (4,484 degrees), and Frontier Nursing University (156727) (923 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lexington-Fayette, KY was $193,700, and the homeownership rate was 59.8%.

Most people in Lexington-Fayette, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lexington-Fayette, KY was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lexington-Fayette, KY is home to a population of 514k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.68% of Lexington-Fayette, KY residents were born outside of the country (39.5k people).

In 2020, there were 7.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (395k people) in Lexington-Fayette, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2020 Citizenship
94.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.8% of Lexington-Fayette, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lexington-Fayette, KY was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lexington-Fayette, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    395k ± 840
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    55.4k ± 1.06k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 1.24k
6.2%
Hispanic Population
31.9k people

In 2020, there were 7.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (395k people) in Lexington-Fayette, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.2% of the people in Lexington-Fayette, KY are hispanic (31.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    29,760 ± 4,221 people
  2. India
    12,679 ± 2,761 people
  3. Cuba
    12,635 ± 2,756 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 29,760 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 12,679 and Cuba with 12,635.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.68%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
39.5k people
7.53%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
38.4k people

As of 2020, 7.68% of Lexington-Fayette, KY residents (39.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lexington-Fayette, KY was 7.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,897 ± 477
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,937 ± 541
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,033 ± 440

Lexington-Fayette, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY employs 261k people. The largest industries in Lexington-Fayette, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,885 people), Educational Services (33,607 people), and Retail Trade (31,457 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($102,625), Utilities ($67,727), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,512).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,693. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

261k
2020 Value
± 3,911
0.848%
1 Year growth
± 2.04%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lexington-Fayette, KY grew at a rate of 0.848%, from 259k employees to 261k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lexington-Fayette, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,041 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,187 people), and Management Occupations (26,571 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lexington-Fayette, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

261k
2020 Value
± 3,911
0.848%
1 Year growth
± 2.04%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lexington-Fayette, KY grew at a rate of 0.848%, from 259k employees to 261k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lexington-Fayette, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,885 people), Educational Services (33,607 people), and Retail Trade (31,457 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lexington-Fayette, KY, though some of these residents may live in Lexington-Fayette, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,607
Median earning men ± $910
$30,567
Median earning women ± $495

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,302), Manufacturing ($55,843), and Public Administration ($51,696).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($42,831), Manufacturing ($42,230), and Public Administration ($41,661).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,700
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,175
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,009
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $6.82M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.7M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.03M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lexington-Fayette, KY awarded 15,772 degrees. The student population of Lexington-Fayette, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 20,210 male students and 30,429 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lexington-Fayette, KY are White (12,028 and 78.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,142 and 7.47%), Hispanic or Latino (660 and 4.32%), and Unknown (512 and 3.35%).

The largest universities in Lexington-Fayette, KY by number of degrees awarded are University of Kentucky (8,401 and 53.3%), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (4,484 and 28.4%), and Frontier Nursing University (156727) (923 and 5.85%).

The most popular majors in Lexington-Fayette, KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (782 and 4.96%), General Computer & Information Sciences (764 and 4.84%), and General Business (533 and 3.38%).

The median tuition costs in Lexington-Fayette, KY are $35,635 for private four year colleges, and $11,135 and $29,945 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Lexington-Fayette, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 50,639 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 50,639 students enrolled in Lexington-Fayette, KY, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 36,839 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 397 degree-majors awarded
  2. 359 degree-majors awarded
  3. 341 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lexington-Fayette, KY was General Business with 397 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lexington-Fayette, KY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,401 degrees awarded
  2. 4,484 degrees awarded
  3. 923 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Kentucky with 8,401 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 6,940 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lexington-Fayette, KY, which is 0.786 times less than the 8,832 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 12,028 degrees mean that there were 10.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($35,635) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,349) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,225) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lexington-Fayette, KY was $193,700 in 2020, which is 0.843 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $182,700 to $193,700, a 6.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Lexington-Fayette, KY is 59.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lexington-Fayette, KY have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lexington-Fayette, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lexington-Fayette, KY is $60,769. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lexington-Fayette, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $103,761, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $85,488 and $82,838.

Property

$193,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,331
$121,886
Median Property Taxes
±$2,188

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lexington-Fayette, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 59.8% of the housing units in Lexington-Fayette, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lexington-Fayette, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $103,761, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $85,488 and $82,838.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lexington-Fayette, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,769
Median Household Income
± $915
204k
Number of Households
± 3,306

In 2020, the median household income of the 204k households in Lexington-Fayette, KY grew to $60,769 from the previous year's value of $58,685.

The following chart displays the households in Lexington-Fayette, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lexington-Fayette, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.35%)

In 2018, 79.6% of workers in Lexington-Fayette, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (4.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lexington-Fayette, KY have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Lexington-Fayette, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lexington-Fayette, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lexington-Fayette, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lexington-Fayette, KY (71.9k out of 496k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lexington-Fayette, KY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94% of the population of Lexington-Fayette, KY has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kentucky was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1543 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1491 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 416 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,543 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,543 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.03%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lexington-Fayette, KY declined by 4.51% from 6.31% to 6.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lexington-Fayette, KY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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