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Fayette County, KY&

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1.19% growth
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Median Household Income
8.3% growth
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Number of Employees
2.03% growth
Median Property Value
2.84% growth

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The economy of Fayette County, KY employs 162,221 people. The economy of Fayette County, KY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.81; 1.33; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fayette County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (26,273), Retail trade (20,467), and Educational Services (19,827), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($80,368), Utilities ($53,750), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,915).

Median household income in Fayette County, KY is $51,948. Males in Fayette County, KY have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,567. The income inequality of Fayette County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fayette County, KY. In Fayette County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 124 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,083. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Fayette County, KY is home to a population of 314,488 people, from which 93.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fayette County, KY is composed of 226,587 White residents (72%), 44,353 Black residents (14.1%), 21,766 Hispanic residents (6.92%), 11,062 Asian residents (3.52%), and 9,713 Two+ residents (3.09%). The most common foreign languages in Fayette County, KY are Spanish (17,943 speakers), Chinese (3,406 speakers), and Arabic (1,552 speakers), but compared to other places, Fayette County, KY has a relative high number of Japanese (1,046 speakers), Arabic (1,552 speakers), and Thai (196 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fayette County, KY awarded 11,141 degrees. The student population of Fayette County, KY is skewed towards females, with 5,016 male students and 6,125 female students. Most students in Fayette County, KY are White (8,724 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (954 and 8.56%), Unknown (315 and 2.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (301 and 2.7%). The largest universities in Fayette County, KY by number of graduates are University of Kentucky (6,709 and 60.2%), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (3,177 and 28.5%), and National College-Lexington (386 and 3.46%). The most popular majors in Fayette County, KY are Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (241 and 2.16%), General Biological Sciences (227 and 2.04%), and General Psychology (221 and 1.98%). The median tuition costs in Fayette County, KY are $32,970 for private four year colleges, and $9,687 and $23,019 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayette County, KY is $170,200, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $165,500 to $170,200, a 2.84% increase. The homeownership rate of Fayette County, KY is 51.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Fayette County, KY have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Taxi. Car ownership in Fayette County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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