Lexington-Fayette 76 Exceptional
Lexington-Fayette Livability #147 ranked city in Kentucky#5,940 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Lexington-Fayette Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Lexington-Fayette Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Kentucky
946% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lexington-Fayette cost of living
D+ Lexington-Fayette Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Kentucky
Total crime
3,29540% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3140% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Lexington-Fayette crime
C- Lexington-Fayette Employment Household income is 13% higher than Kentucky
Median household income
$50,6618% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,5022% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Lexington-Fayette employment
C+ Lexington-Fayette Housing Home value is 35% higher than Kentucky
Median home value
$170,8008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79316% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Lexington-Fayette real estate or Lexington-Fayette rentals
C- Lexington-Fayette Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Kentucky
High school grad. rates
86%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%3% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Lexington-Fayette K-12 schools
C+ Lexington-Fayette User Ratings There are a total of 34 ratings in Lexington-Fayette
Overall user rating
66% 34 total ratings
User reviews rating
54% 12 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 22 total surveys
all Lexington-Fayette poll results

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      Living in Lexington-Fayette, KY

      Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky is a big city with a population of 311,529 inhabitants. At 76%, the majority of the Lexington-Fayette population is White; this is followed by 15% Black and 3% Asian. Lexington-Fayette has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 59% have kids.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lexington-Fayette, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, employment, housing and more.

      The livability score in Lexington-Fayette is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 81st percentile of all cities across America. This is a great score, as Lexington-Fayette ranks well in multiple categories! For each of the livability categories, we know that Lexington-Fayette ranks very well for amenities (A+). Lexington-Fayette does not score well for the following: crime (D-). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lexington-Fayette, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lexington-Fayette is actually affordable. The median home price for Lexington-Fayette homes is $170,800, which is 35.4% higher than the Kentucky average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lexington-Fayette, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 21.4% higher than the Kentucky average.

      Lexington-Fayette transportation information

      Average one way commute21min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.0%82.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.3%9.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.9%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%3.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Lexington-Fayette, KY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).