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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 848,197 855,890 865,008 874,102 883,643  
  Fayette County 308,501 310,725 314,767 318,449 321,959  
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Fayette County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 60,353 18.7 174,783 19.8  
  16-24 52,269 16.2 123,401 14.0  
  25-44 92,506 28.7 230,387 26.1  
  45-64 75,267 23.4 226,696 25.7  
  65-84 36,473 11.3 114,113 12.9  
  85 and older 5,091 1.6 14,263 1.6  
  Median Age 34.5   37.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Fayette County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 249,885 77.6 767,628 86.9  
  Black or African American 48,947 15.2 75,267 8.5  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 1,037 0.3 2,918 0.3  
  Asian 13,415 4.2 18,580 2.1  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 245 0.1 655 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 8,430 2.6 18,595 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 23,137 7.2 43,928 5.0  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Fayette County 333,580 354,318 375,637 397,513  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Fayette County $39,950 $45,025 12.7 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $23,865- $41,755 $28,154- $45,025    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Fayette County 126,439 2.36 $50,661  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.