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Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area&

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Population
506,751
1.24% growth
Median Age
35.9
Median Household Income
$53,769
1.23% growth
Poverty Rate
17.1%
Number of Employees
256,533
2.23% growth
Median Property Value
$175,600
4.65% growth

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Economy

The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area employs 256,533 people. The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.18; 1.49; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (34,350), Educational Services (33,278), and Retail trade (31,186), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,846), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,613), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,515).

Median household income in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is $53,769. Males in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,146. The income inequality of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area. In Kentucky the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,319. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is from the state of Kentucky.

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Diversity

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is home to a population of 506,751 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is composed of 391,641 White residents (77.3%), 55,193 Black residents (10.9%), 30,091 Hispanic residents (5.94%), 13,744 Asian residents (2.71%), and 11,404 Two+ residents (2.25%). The most common foreign languages in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area are Spanish (23,944 speakers), Chinese (3,568 speakers), and Arabic (1,641 speakers), but compared to other places, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area has a relative high number of Japanese (1,264 speakers), Other Slavic (607 speakers), and Thai (258 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area awarded 12,561 degrees. The student population of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 5,514 male students and 7,047 female students. Most students in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area are White (9,908 and 78.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,031 and 8.21%), Unknown (362 and 2.88%), and Hispanic or Latino (336 and 2.67%). The largest universities in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area by number of graduates are University of Kentucky (6,709 and 53.4%), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (3,177 and 25.3%), and Asbury University (413 and 3.29%). The most popular majors in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area are General Business (299 and 2.38%), General Psychology (282 and 2.25%), and General Biological Sciences (264 and 2.1%). The median tuition costs in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area are $34,370 for private four year colleges, and $10,173 and $25,023 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is $175,600, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $167,800 to $175,600, a 4.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is 59.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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