Lexington-Fayette employment information

IndexLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Income per capita$29,168$23,741$28,555
Median household income$48,667$43,342$53,482
Median income owner occupied$73,463$55,166$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,404$24,735$33,219
Median earnings male$30,626$32,091$36,116
Median earnings female$22,975$22,404$25,692
Unemployment rate5.5%5.5%5.8%
Poverty level19.3%18.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Lexington-Fayette is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lexington-Fayette is 9% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lexington-Fayette is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lexington-Fayette is 24% higher than the national average.

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Lexington-Fayette median earnings by income bracket

Lexington-Fayette employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.8%1.1%
Manufacturing sector12.5%3.6%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services14.9%12.5%
Public administration3.9%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.8%
Education, health & social services18.9%41.9%
Other32.3%29.0%

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Nicholasville, KY28,483$44,21317%
Versailles, KY8,908$41,91522%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,473$48,6679%

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Pittsburgh, PA306,045$40,00925%
Anchorage, AK298,178$78,12146%
Stockton, CA297,223$45,34715%
Cincinnati, OH297,117$34,00236%
Corpus Christi, TX312,680$49,6757%
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,473$48,6679%
Source: The Lexington-Fayette, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.