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Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area


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2022 population: 517,916   ( 45,817 from 2010)
Land area: 1469.9 square miles
Population density: 352.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:393,651 76.01% 5.6%
Black:59,93811.57% 19.0%
Indian:9540.18% 3.5%
Asian:16,3283.15% 50.5%
2+ races:12,9802.51% 50.0%
Hispanic:34,0656.58% 22.7%
Total non-White:124,26523.99% 25.2%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:13,097 12.7
Deaths:11,59411.2
Net Migration: -1,806-1.7
Net Immigration: 1,3501.3
Change in White population:20,812 4.4
Change in Non-White pop.:25,005 5.3




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
472,099
372,83978.97%
50,35210.67%
9220.20%
10,8462.30%
8,6511.83%
27,7605.88%
99,26021.03%

2000
408,326
342,00283.76%
41,99610.28%
7140.17%
6,9881.71%
4,8211.18%
11,1952.74%
66,32416.24%

1990
348,428
303,88487.22%
36,94710.60%
6640.19%
3,9391.13%
n/a
2,9940.86%
44,54412.78%

1980
317,629
278,75887.76%
34,42710.84%
2800.09%
1,8790.59%
n/a
2,0610.65%
38,87112.24%

1970
266,701
233,84487.68%
30,82911.56%
1130.04%
3360.13%
n/a
1,2790.48%
32,857 12.32%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
56,321 13.8
30,3837.4
17,1614.2
12,7653.1
30,837 7.6
32,936 8.1
1990's
NumberRate
53,441 15.3
29,7698.5
15,1514.3
3,8751.1
38,118 10.9
21,780 6.3
1980's
NumberRate
49,111 15.5
25,164 7.9
8,270 2.6
n/a
25,126 7.9
5,673 1.8
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
22,482 8.4
n/a
44,914 16.8
6,014 2.3

Age, Family & Household Data for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.7
111,630 21.6%
406,286 78.4%
76,945 14.9%
210,280
2.38
127,093 60.4%
93,369 73.5%
12,243 9.6%
83,187 39.6%

2010
NumberPercent
35.2
107,035 22.7%
365,064 77.3%
52,335 11.1%
190,142
2.39
117,832 62.0%
85,858 72.9%
13,686 11.6%
72,310 38.0%

2000
NumberPercent
33.9
93,217 22.8%
315,109 77.2%
41,782 10.2%
164,023
2.39
105,153 64.1%
81,673 77.7%
11,262 10.7%
58,870 35.9%

1990
NumberPercent
31.8
83,313 23.9%
265,115 76.1%
36,009 10.3%
134,039
2.48
91,786 68.5%
73,203 79.8%
9,123 9.9%
42,253 31.5%

1980
NumberPercent
28.6
86,021 27.1%
231,608 72.9%
29,091 9.2%
113,627
2.67
81,922 72.1%
67,587 82.5%
7,328 8.9%
31,705 27.9%

2022 Housing Data for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units226,808 
Median Value$238,795 
Occupied210,28092.7%
Vacant16,5287.3%
Owned126,37460.1%
Rented83,90639.9%
Median Rent$1,026 
Single-Family Units161,13871.0%
    Detached147,35465.0%
    Attached13,7846.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units42,99019.0%
Mobile Homes5,3972.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00011,7765.6%
$10,000 to $14,9997,4913.6%
$15,000 to $19,9997,0863.4%
$20,000 to $24,9998,9194.2%
$25,000 to $29,9998,9284.2%
$30,000 to $34,9997,7183.7%
$35,000 to $39,9999,1014.3%
$40,000 to $44,9998,4384.0%
$45,000 to $49,9998,0163.8%
$50,000 to $59,99916,5577.9%
$60,000 to $74,99920,3669.7%
$75,000 to $99,99926,10712.4%
$100,000 to $124,99920,8019.9%
$125,000 to $149,99915,1047.2%
$150,000 to $199,99915,9647.6%
$200,000 or more17,9088.5%
Median Household Income67,818 
Per Capita Income39,511 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.84 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI9,6454.6%
Public Assistance3,0071.4%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps20,2509.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed232,13372.7%
Unemployed11,8863.7%
In Armed Forces1780.1%
Total Labor Force244,19776.5%
Not in Labor Force75,02723.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 27.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector94,43677,94754.8%
Non-Profit8,89614,51538.0%
Self-Employed14,7959,16461.8%
Local Government6,4609,33640.9%
State Government9,55812,81142.7%
Federal Government2,5262,38351.5%
Total Private + Self109,23187,11155.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.27,44039,04541.3%
Total136,671126,15652.0%
Pct. Govt.16.4%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts42,32216.1%
Sales and Office Occupations55,01720.9%
Professional, Technical72,11827.4%
Service Occupations41,11915.6%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,7720.7%
All others52,78220.0%
White Collar 64.3%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance38,662284.2%
Educational services33,488246.1%
Retail trade31,777233.6%
Manufacturing30,582224.8%
Professional, scientific, technical18,665137.2%
Accommodation and food services17,512128.7%
Construction13,41498.6%
Other services13,26097.5%
Transportation and warehousing11,01581.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.10,59677.9%
Public administration10,03373.7%
Finance and insurance8,40761.8%
Wholesale trade6,13645.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,05037.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4,86635.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing4,25931.3%
Information3,21823.7%
Utilities1,78213.1%
Management4473.3%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1891.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican21,7574.22%
Puerto Rican2,3440.45%
Cuban8720.17%
Dominican1660.03%
Total Central American4,1890.81%
Costa Rican1560.03%
Guatemalan1,1340.22%
Honduran2,1690.42%
Nicaraguan340.01%
Panamanian2720.05%
Salvadoran4200.08%
Other Central American40.00%
Total South American1,9190.37%
Argentinean4000.08%
Bolivian290.01%
Chilean900.02%
Colombian3750.07%
Ecuadorian860.02%
Paraguayan110.00%
Peruvian4760.09%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan4340.08%
Other South American180.00%
Other Hispanic1,7520.34%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese4,0470.78%
Indian3,3170.64%
Japanese1,1020.21%
Filipino1,0820.21%
Korean1,0210.20%
Vietnamese5510.11%
Cambodian4140.08%
Indonesian3540.07%
Thai1380.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English435,68489.6%
Spanish24,1265.0%
Other Indo-European5,7111.2%
Other3,7140.8%
Other Asian3,4260.7%
Chinese3,1100.6%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,6200.5%
Arabic2,3270.5%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,2580.5%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English70,79413.7%
German64,08612.4%
Irish58,95711.4%
American56,54311.0%
Italian13,1252.5%
Scottish12,4182.4%
European12,0762.3%
Scotch-Irish9,8181.9%
French7,6621.5%
Polish6,8201.3%
British4,8290.9%
Dutch4,6560.9%
Welsh4,4810.9%
Swedish2,9600.6%
Other Subsaharan African2,4960.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen491,08795.2%
Not a citizen24,8674.8%
Native476,68792.4%
Foreign-born39,2677.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
10,963 3.2%17,891 5.2%80,836 23.7%95,400 27.9%77,646 22.7%58,738 17.2%
  Average years of education: 14.0
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 10,963 3.2%
9-12 Years 17,891 5.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 80,836 23.7%
Some College 95,400 27.9%
Bach. Degree 77,646 22.7%
Grad Degree 58,738 17.2%
Average years of education: 14.0

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 386,924 371,152 15,772 4.1%
1991 382,752 366,898 15,854 4.1%
1992 387,484 372,238 15,246 3.9%
1993 398,742 384,258 14,484 3.6%
1994 403,518 389,748 13,770 3.4%
1995 409,382 398,226 11,156 2.7%
1996 416,464 405,732 10,732 2.6%
1997 429,672 418,930 10,742 2.5%
1998 436,450 427,482 8,968 2.1%
1999 445,536 436,556 8,980 2.0%
2000 458,138 444,466 13,672 3.0%
2001 453,564 435,750 17,814 3.9%
2002 448,228 428,060 20,168 4.5%
2003 451,158 429,576 21,582 4.8%
2004 448,660 429,402 19,258 4.3%
2005 456,282 435,284 20,998 4.6%
2006 467,306 446,286 21,020 4.5%
2007 473,972 454,294 19,678 4.2%
2008 472,844 448,422 24,422 5.2%
2009 475,046 433,284 41,762 8.8%
2010 513,966 472,808 41,158 8.0%
2011 515,364 477,820 37,544 7.3%
2012 516,734 484,694 32,040 6.2%
2013 522,432 491,234 31,198 6.0%
2014 518,744 493,208 25,536 4.9%
2015 522,184 501,626 20,558 3.9%
2016 533,642 514,010 19,632 3.7%
2017 544,508 524,702 19,806 3.6%
2018 541,732 523,770 17,962 3.3%
2019 548,638 530,614 18,024 3.3%
2020 538,668 507,412 31,256 5.8%
2021 540,974 521,046 19,928 3.7%
2022 549,880 532,712 17,168 3.1%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com