Lexington-Fayette demographics profile

StatisticLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Population311,5294,411,989318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,09810891
Median age34.138.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%42%43%
Speak English88%95%79%
Speak Spanish6%3%13%
Lexington-Fayette, KY has a population of 311,529 and is the 61st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,098 per sq mi which is 913% higher than the Kentucky average and 1112% higher than the national average. The median age in Lexington-Fayette is 34 which is approximately 12% lower than the Kentucky average of 39. In Lexington-Fayette, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 59% of Lexington-Fayette residents were born in Kentucky, 31% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Lexington-Fayette is 913% higher than Kentucky.
  • The median age in Lexington-Fayette is 12% lower than Kentucky.
  • In Lexington-Fayette 75.83% of the population is White.
  • In Lexington-Fayette 14.55% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Lexington-Fayette 3.50% of the population is Asian.

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Lexington-Fayette population breakdown by race

RaceLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
White75.83%87.48%73.35%
Black or African American14.55%7.94%12.63%
Asian3.50%1.29%5.22%
American Indian0.33%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.01%2.10%3.06%
Other race2.74%0.92%4.75%
In Lexington-Fayette, 6.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lexington-Fayette, KY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).