Lexington-Fayette, KentuckyLexington-Fayette is a short term for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the governmental entity created in 1970 when the city of Lexington merged with Fayette County, Kentucky. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 260,512.
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History and Culture
Lexington-Fayette is sometimes called "The Horse Capital of the World".
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 739.5 km² (285.5 mi²). 736.9 km² (284.5 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.35% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 260,512 people, 108,288 households, and 62,915 families residing in the city. The population density is 353.5/km² (915.6/mi²). There are 116,167 housing units at an average density of 157.6/km² (408.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.04% White, 13.48% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 3.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 108,288 households out of which 27.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% are non-families. 31.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $39,813, and the median income for a family is $53,264. Males have a median income of $36,166 versus $26,964 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,109. 12.9% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.3% are under the age of 18 and 8.6% are 65 or older.