Lexington, KY Population

Lexington is located at 120km east of Louisville. It’s in the heart of Bluegrass Country, the region where horse farms predominate, named in honor of the nutritious groundcover that’s the staple of the Thoroughbreds. A world-class attraction, the Kentucky Horse Park is a combination of museum, working horse farm and showplace for equestrian events. Then walk through the International Museum of the Horse, a very successful presentation. Tourists are attracted to the area’s many horse farms Lexington (Kentucky), also Lexington-Fayette, consolidated city with Fayette County, north central Kentucky. The surrounding area, known as the Inner Bluegrass region, is a leading world center for horse breeding and sales.

Population: 260,512. Estimated population in July 2020: 268,080 (+2.9% change)
Males: 127,905 (49.1%), Females: 132,607 (50.9%)

Fayette County

Zip code: 40502

Median resident age: 33.0 years
Median household income: $39,813
Median house value: $110,800

Races in Lexington-Fayette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.1%)
  • Black (13.5%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (13.5%), English (12.4%), Irish (12.0%), United States (11.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Italian (2.6%).

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 284.5 square miles

Map of Lexington, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lexington-Fayette

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lexington-Fayette

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

5.9% Foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 2.2% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +34,240 (+15.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lexington-Fayette:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lexington-Fayette:

  • BLUE GRASS (about 8 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Abbreviation: LEX)
  • CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL (about 70 miles; COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH, KY; Abbreviation: CVG)
  • CINCINNATI MUNI AIRPORT LUNKEN FIELD (about 74 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; Abbreviation: LUK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lexington-Fayette:

  • GEORGETOWN SCOTT COUNTY – MARSHALL FLD (about 15 miles; GEORGETOWN, KY; Abbreviation: 27K)
  • CYNTHIANA-HARRISON COUNTY (about 27 miles; CYNTHIANA, KY; Abbreviation: 0I8)
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 30 miles; FRANKFORT, KY; Abbreviation: FFT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington-Fayette:

  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 1 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 20,492)
  • LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 1 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 5,437)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; RICHMOND, KY; Full-time enrollment: 11,214)
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; Full-time enrollment: 9,668)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; Full-time enrollment: 6,866)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,977)
  • CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,972)