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Population
314,488
1.19% growth
Median Age
34.4
Median Household Income
$51,948
8.3% growth
Poverty Rate
19.5%
Number of Employees
162,221
2.03% growth
Median Property Value
$170,200
2.84% growth

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Economy

The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY employs 162,221 people. The economy of Lexington-Fayette, KY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.92; 1.35; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY is $51,948. Males in Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, 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 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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Diversity

Lexington-Fayette, KY is home to a population of 314,488 people, from which 93.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lexington-Fayette, 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 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 $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 Lexington-Fayette, 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY is 51.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Lexington-Fayette, KY have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Taxi. 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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