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1.26% growth
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Median Household Income
2.37% growth
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2.84% growth
Median Property Value
6.46% growth

About the photo: Lexington, KY


The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY employs 166,825 people. The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.53; 1.74; and 1.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lexington-Fayette, KY are Educational Services (24,678), Healthcare & Social Assistance (22,160), and Retail trade (21,840), 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY is $53,178. Males in Lexington-Fayette, KY have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,598. The income inequality of Lexington-Fayette, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lexington-Fayette, KY. In Fayette County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, 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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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lexington-Fayette, KY is from the county of Fayette County, KY.

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Lexington-Fayette, KY is home to a population of 318,449 people, from which 93.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lexington-Fayette, KY is composed of 226,184 White residents (71%), 45,676 Black residents (14.3%), 21,948 Hispanic residents (6.89%), 11,699 Asian residents (3.67%), and 8,681 Two+ residents (2.73%). The most common foreign languages in Lexington-Fayette, KY are Spanish (17,943 speakers), Chinese (3,406 speakers), and Arabic (1,552 speakers), but compared to other places, Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY awarded 11,141 degrees. The student population of Lexington-Fayette, KY is skewed towards females, with 5,016 male students and 6,125 female students. Most students in Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY 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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The median property value in Lexington-Fayette, KY is $181,200, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $170,200 to $181,200, a 6.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Lexington-Fayette, KY is 55.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lexington-Fayette, KY have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lexington-Fayette, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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