Lexington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

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Lexington, Kentucky Info Snack

Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County and often denoted as Lexington-Fayette, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 60th-largest city in the United States. By land area, Lexington is the 28th largest city in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. With a mayor-alderman form of government, it is one of two cities in Kentucky designated by the state as first-class; the other is the state's largest city of Louisville.[a] In the 2016 U.S. Census Estimate, the city's population was 318,449, anchoring a metropolitan area of 506,751 people and a combined statistical area of 723,849 people. Due to constant increases in population, Lexington suffers some of the worst traffic congestion in Kentucky, because two interstates bypass the city to the north and east, resulting in a lack of freeways (besides partial freeway New Circle Road) going through the most populated areas of the city.
Population
311,529
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
18.9%
Median Home
$170,800
Median Income
$50,661
Median Rent
$793

1 Reviews & Comments About Lexington

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

07/15/2018

Great small university centric city with just enough shopping, activities, and nightlife to keep folks of all ages entertained.

Living within New Circle Road is ideal for quick transit times. Avoid the mall around Christmas time.

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Population over time in Lexington

Year Population % Change
2016 311,529 1.0%
2015 308,306 1.3%
2014 304,473 1.2%
2013 300,843 1.4%
2012 296,766 1.5%
2011 292,370 1.5%
2010 288,045 -

Crime in Lexington Per 100k

Crime Lexington KY USA
Violent Crime 350.9 225.8 382.9
Murder 9.0 5.9 5.3
Robbery 169.7 66.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 110.1 116.2 248.9
Property Crime 3782.1 2129.1 2362.0
Burglary 647.5 453.4 430.4
Larceny 2739.7 1445.7 1694.0
Car Theft 394.9 230.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lexington

White
72.1% (224,681)
African American
14.4% (44,823)
American Indian
0.2% (624)
Asian
3.5% (10,853)
Hawaiian
0.0% (124)
Other
0.3% (891)
Two Or More
2.6% (8,211)
Hispanic
6.8% (21,322)
Race Lexington KY USA
White 72.1% 85.4% 60.6%
African American 14.4% 7.8% 10.4%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 3.5% 1.3% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.6% 1.8% 2.5%
Hispanic 6.8% 3.3% 17.3%

Household Income For Lexington, Kentucky

Less than $10,000
8.4% (26,168)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.1% (19,003)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.9% (33,956)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (33,333)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.4% (41,744)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (53,894)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.4% (35,514)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.2% (38,006)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.5% (14,018)
$200,000 or more
5.1% (15,887)
Income Lexington KY USA
Less than $10,000 8.4% 9.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.1% 6.7% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.9% 12.4% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 11.2% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.4% 14.4% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 17.8% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.4% 11.1% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.2% 10.6% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.5% 3.1% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 5.1% 2.9% 5.7%

Gender in Lexington

Female
50.9% (158,576)
Male
49.1% (152,952)
Gender Lexington KY USA
Female 50.9% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 49.1% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lexington for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.3% (13,338)
9-12th Grade
5.8% (18,146)
High School / GED
20.6% (64,132)
Some College
20.1% (62,482)
Associate's Degree
7.8% (24,327)
Bachelor's Degree
23.6% (73,456)
Master's Degree
11.4% (35,374)
Professional Degree
3.6% (11,124)
Doctorate Degree
2.9% (9,147)
Education Lexington KY USA
< 9th Grade 4.3% 6.4% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 5.8% 8.9% 7.4%
High School / GED 20.6% 33.3% 27.5%
Some College 20.1% 20.8% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.8% 7.8% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 23.6% 13.4% 18.8%
Master's Degree 11.4% 6.7% 8.2%
Professional Degree 3.6% 1.7% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.9% 0.9% 1.3%

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