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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 62% Joe Biden (D) 125,564 50.0% Donald Trump* (R) 120,086 47.8% 5,509 [+] 2.2% 251,159 1 0.16%
2016 57% Donald Trump (R) 111,396 50.1% Hillary Clinton (D) 96,092 43.2% 14,924 [+] 6.7% 222,412 4 0.16%
2012 54% Mitt Romney (R) 109,549 54.0% Barack Obama* (D) 88,799 43.8% 4,395 [+] 2.2% 202,743 7 0.16%
2008 57% John McCain (R) 106,991 52.5% Barack Obama (D) 94,151 46.2% 2,705 [+] 1.3% 203,847 7 0.16%
2004 59% George W. Bush* (R) 111,408 56.8% John Kerry (D) 83,134 42.4% 1,700 [+] 0.9% 196,242 6 0.16%
2000 52% George W. Bush (R) 89,589 54.6% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 69,343 42.3% 5,104 [+] 3.1% 164,036 7 0.16%
1996 48% Robert Dole (R) 65,566 46.6% Bill Clinton* (D) 64,245 45.7% 10,809 [+] 7.7% 140,620 6 0.15%
1992 52% George Bush* (R) 63,516 44.0% Bill Clinton (D) 56,657 39.3% 24,135 [+] 16.7% 144,308 7 0.14%
1988 47% George Bush (R) 72,753 59.4% Michael Dukakis (D) 48,587 39.6% 1,210 [+] 1.0% 122,550 6 0.13%
1984 50% Ronald Reagan* (R) 78,247 64.2% Walter Mondale (D) 42,480 34.9% 1,142 0.9% 121,869 5 0.13%
1980 47% Ronald Reagan (R) 52,908 48.3% Jimmy Carter* (D) 49,186 44.9% 7,466 [+] 6.8% 109,560 -2 0.13%
1976 46% Gerald Ford* (R) 48,679 50.8% Jimmy Carter (D) 44,693 46.7% 2,396 [+] 2.5% 95,768 3 0.12%
1972 47% Richard Nixon* (R) 60,485 66.9% George McGovern (D) 27,887 30.8% 2,051 [+] 2.3% 90,423 6 0.12%
1968 49% Richard Nixon (R) 35,481 45.9% Hubert Humphrey (D) 26,794 34.7% 14,965 [+] 19.4% 77,240 3 0.11%
1964 49% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 42,906 60.6% Barry Goldwater (R) 27,600 39.0% 296 0.4% 70,802 0 0.10%
1960 51% Richard Nixon (R) 38,079 56.6% John Kennedy (D) 29,228 43.4% 0 0.0% 67,307 7 0.10%
1956 51% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 33,859 54.8% Adlai Stevenson (D) 27,378 44.3% 557 0.9% 61,794 -3 0.10%
1952 52% Adlai Stevenson (D) 29,302 50.7% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 28,312 49.0% 181 0.3% 57,795 -6 0.09%
1948 49% Harry Truman* (D) 28,080 56.8% Thomas Dewey (R) 18,072 36.5% 3,320 [+] 6.7% 49,472 -9 0.10%
1944 51% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 29,210 59.6% Thomas Dewey (R) 19,496 39.8% 297 0.6% 49,003 -6 0.10%
1940 62% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 33,542 59.7% Wendell Willkie (R) 22,469 40.0% 169 0.3% 56,180 -5 0.11%
1936 65% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 32,049 59.3% Alf Landon (R) 21,746 40.2% 281 [+] 0.5% 54,076 4 0.12%
1932 72% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 36,069 61.7% Herbert Hoover* (R) 22,021 37.7% 383 [+] 0.7% 58,473 -2 0.15%
1928 74% Herbert Hoover (R) 33,534 59.3% Al Smith (D) 22,937 40.6% 56 [+] 0.1% 56,527 1 0.15%
1924 71% John Davis (D) 27,071 51.7% Calvin Coolidge (R) 24,533 46.9% 749 [+] 1.4% 52,353 -7 0.18%
1920 85% James Cox (D) 34,722 57.3% Warren Harding (R) 25,394 41.9% 444 [+] 0.7% 60,560 -18 0.23%
1916 46% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 17,807 56.4% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 13,482 42.7% 288 [+] 0.9% 31,577 -3 0.17%
1912 43% Woodrow Wilson (D) 15,379 52.9% William Taft* (R) 9,581 32.9% 4,134 [+] 14.2% 29,094 10 0.19%
1908 47% William J. Bryan (D) 16,020 53.7% William Taft (R) 13,353 44.7% 478 [+] 1.6% 29,851 -7 0.20%
1904 45% Alton Parker (D) 15,607 55.5% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 12,017 42.7% 487 [+] 1.7% 28,111 -14 0.21%
1900 48% William J. Bryan (D) 14,822 50.0% William McKinley* (R) 14,469 48.8% 378 [+] 1.3% 29,669 -3 0.21%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 125,564 50.0%
Donald Trump* (R) 120,086 47.8%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 3,879 1.5%
Other 1,630 0.6%
TOTAL 251,159
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 1


2016 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 96,092 43.2%
Donald Trump (R) 111,396 50.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 8,177 3.7%
Jill Stein (Grn) 2,179 1.0%
Evan McMullin (I) 4,258 1.9%
Other 310 0.1%
TOTAL 222,412
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 4


2012 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 88,799 43.8%
Mitt Romney (R) 109,549 54.0%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 2,648 1.3%
Other 1,747 0.9%
TOTAL 202,743
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 7


2008 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 94,151 46.2%
John McCain (R) 106,991 52.5%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,338 0.7%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 864 0.4%
Other 503 0.2%
TOTAL 203,847
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 7


2004 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 111,408 56.8%
John Kerry (D) 83,134 42.4%
Ralph Nader (I) 1,088 0.6%
Other 612 0.3%
TOTAL 196,242
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 6


2000 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 89,589 54.6%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 69,343 42.3%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 4,106 2.5%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 350 0.2%
Other 648 0.4%
TOTAL 164,036
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 7


1996 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 64,245 45.7%
Robert Dole (R) 65,566 46.6%
Ross Perot (Ref) 9,806 7.0%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 454 0.3%
Other 549 0.4%
TOTAL 140,620
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 6


1992 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 56,657 39.3%
George Bush* (R) 63,516 44.0%
Ross Perot (I) 22,854 15.8%
Other 1,281 0.9%
TOTAL 144,308
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 7


1988 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 72,753 59.4%
Michael Dukakis (D) 48,587 39.6%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 251 0.2%
Other 959 0.8%
TOTAL 122,550
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 6


1984 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 78,247 64.2%
Walter Mondale (D) 42,480 34.9%
Other 1,142 0.9%
TOTAL 121,869
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 5


1980 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 52,908 48.3%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 49,186 44.9%
John Anderson (I) 6,016 5.5%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 628 0.6%
Other 822 0.8%
TOTAL 109,560
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): -2


1976 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 44,693 46.7%
Gerald Ford* (R) 48,679 50.8%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 1,068 1.1%
Other 1,328 1.4%
TOTAL 95,768
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 3


1972 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 60,485 66.9%
George McGovern (D) 27,887 30.8%
John Schmitz (Amer) 1,841 2.0%
Other 210 0.2%
TOTAL 90,423
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 6


1968 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 35,481 45.9%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 26,794 34.7%
George Wallace (AIP) 14,675 19.0%
Other 290 0.4%
TOTAL 77,240
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 3


1964 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 42,906 60.6%
Barry Goldwater (R) 27,600 39.0%
Other 296 0.4%
TOTAL 70,802
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 0


1956 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 33,859 54.8%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 27,378 44.3%
Other 557 0.9%
TOTAL 61,794
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -3


1952 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 28,312 49.0%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 29,302 50.7%
Other 181 0.3%
TOTAL 57,795
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): -6


1948 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 28,080 56.8%
Thomas Dewey (R) 18,072 36.5%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 1,339 2.7%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 119 0.2%
Other 1,862 3.8%
TOTAL 49,472
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): -9


1944 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 29,210 59.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 19,496 39.8%
Other 297 0.6%
TOTAL 49,003
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -6


1940 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 33,542 59.7%
Wendell Willkie (R) 22,469 40.0%
Other 169 0.3%
TOTAL 56,180
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -5


1936 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 32,049 59.3%
Alf Landon (R) 21,746 40.2%
William Lemke (Union) 156 0.3%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 19 0.0%
Other 106 0.2%
TOTAL 54,076
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 4


1932 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 36,069 61.7%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 22,021 37.7%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 189 0.3%
Other 194 0.3%
TOTAL 58,473
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): -2


1928 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 33,534 59.3%
Al Smith (D) 22,937 40.6%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 38 0.1%
Other 18 0.0%
TOTAL 56,527
Turnout: 74% Diff (US): 1


1924 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 24,533 46.9%
John Davis (D) 27,071 51.7%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 452 0.9%
Other 297 0.6%
TOTAL 52,353
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): -7


1920 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 25,394 41.9%
James Cox (D) 34,722 57.3%
Other 444 0.7%
TOTAL 60,560
Turnout: 85% Diff (US): -18


1916 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 17,807 56.4%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 13,482 42.7%
Allan Benson (Soc) 48 0.2%
James Hanly (Proh) 229 0.7%
Other 11 0.0%
TOTAL 31,577
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -3


1912 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 15,379 52.9%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 3,759 12.9%
William Taft* (R) 9,581 32.9%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 156 0.5%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 203 0.7%
Other 16 0.1%
TOTAL 29,094
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): 10


1908 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 13,353 44.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 16,020 53.7%
Other 478 1.6%
TOTAL 29,851
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): -7


1904 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 12,017 42.7%
Alton Parker (D) 15,607 55.5%
Other 487 1.7%
TOTAL 28,111
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): -14


1900 President, Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 14,469 48.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 14,822 50.0%
Other 378 1.3%
TOTAL 29,669
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -3
* incumbent