Lexington-Fayette County

Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky

162 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 253-3344
Fax: (859) 231-9619

In central KY, south of Cincinnati, OH; organized May 1, 1780 (prior to statehood) from Kentucky County. In 1974 the county and its seat were combined and given an "urban-county government." Name Origin: For the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), French statesman and soldier who fought with the Americans during the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 285.52 (land 284.52; water 1.00) Population per square mile: 942.20
Population 2005: 268,080 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 2.90%; 1990-2000 15.60% Population 2000: 260,512 (White 79.10%; Black or African American 13.50%; Hispanic or Latino 3.30%; Asian 2.50%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $23,109; median household $39,813; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,180-$34,242
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lexington County seat (266,358)

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