Lexington, KY : What you need to know

Lexington,KY located in Fayette County in the Bluegrass Region of the state, is known as the Horse Capital of the World — and rightly so. Thoroughbreds have been raised here since the late 18th century, and you can see some of the horses run at Keeneland Race Course, which draws visitors from all over the world. Beyond horses, the city is known for the University of Kentucky and its wildly successful Wildcats basketball team, as well as its historic bourbon distilleries. Lexington's population of 310,000 makes it the second-largest city in the state, with a walkable downtown, beautiful horse farms, great restaurants and upscale shopping.

 


Lexington, KY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 308306
Latest Population Increase 99.92
Median age 34.1
Median Household Income $49778
Median Home Price $168100
GreatSchools Rating
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Lexington
14.7 °C
Humidity : 88%
Wind : 0 km/h
21 °C
Thursday
25 °C
Friday
6 °C
Saturday

Lexington, KY Rankings

Lexington, KY Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 49.1%
  Population Women 50.9%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.1
In Lexington

 
183% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Lexington

Median Population

Median age 34.1
Age 18 Over 78.9
Age 21 Over 72.7
Age 62 Over 14.5
Age 65 Over 11.3

Race

  Ethnicity White 76%
  Ethnicity Black 14.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.5%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.7%

Economics

  Median Household Income 49778
  Median Home Price 168100
  Homes Owned 45.8
  Homes Rent 54.2
  Median Property Rent 778

Language

  English Only 88.1
  English Other 11.9
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 20.2 MINUTES
in Lexington

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Lexington

Commute Types

  Walked 3.7
  Worked at Home 3.9
  Public Transportation 1.9
  Other Means 1.8
  Drove Alone 79.1
  Carpooled 9.6

34/100
WALK SCORE
for Lexington