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 308,306
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $49,778
Median Home Price $168,100
Walkscore 34

Lexington, KY Rankings

Lexington, KY Real Estate

A vibrant, ambitious city thrives in the heart of horse country

Lexington, KY Health and Health Care

Lexington, KY Business and Economy

A list of the major employers in Lexington and Fayette County, KY areas.

Lexington, KY Schools

Lexington, KY features one public school system, several private schools and the University of Kentucky among its colleges and universities.

Lexington, KY Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.1%
  Female 50.9%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 183
In Lexington, KY

 
7.2% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Lexington, KY

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 $49,778
  Median Home Price $168,100
  Homes Owned 45.8%
  Homes Rent 54.2%
  Median Property Rent $778

Language

  English Only 88.1%
  English Other 11.9%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 20.2 MINUTES
in Lexington, KY

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, KY