Demographics – Fayette County has a population density of 1,034 people per square mile. Its 135,160 housing units spread through the county at an average density of 473 units per square mile. The population lacks racial diversity with 75.7 percent of its population affiliating with white/Caucasian.
The remainder of the population includes:
- Black or African American, 14.5 percent,
- Hispanic or Latino, 6.9 percent,
- Other races, 3.7 percent,
- Asian, 3.2 percent,
- Two or more races, 2.5 percent,
- Native American, 0.3 percent,
- Pacific Islander , 0.1 percent.
About one quarter, or 25.7 percent, of its 123,043 households include children under the age of 18. The number of people who are married and living in the same household, and non-families living in the same household were nearly the same – 40.1 percent and 43.4 percent. Individual households comprised 32.7 percent of the population. The median age of the county’s residents is 33.7 years.
Market Statistics – Homes in the county vary in price, but the median cost is $229,041 with a price per square foot of $117. Median rent is $1,200. During summer 2019, about 1,100 homes were for sale. These included homes with pools and homes on the waterline.
Testimonials – Lexington’s residents favor its walkable nature. The Wood’s Creek trail provides a safe trail for runs and walks. Others recommend the Boxer Wood. The town is so walkable that six cars at a stop light is considered a traffic jam. Most people walk to work. It offers numerous shops and restaurants that cater to the college crowds and its full-time population.