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Fayette County, Kentucky; Kentucky

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Fayette County, Kentucky
Kentucky
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.6%
8.5%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 323,152 4,467,673
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 295,870 4,339,333
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.2% 3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 295,803 4,339,367
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.8%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
16.8%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.2%
87.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.6%
8.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.1%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.7%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.4%
3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.7%
84.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 15,705 273,675
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 9.5% 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 144,094 2,006,358
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 54.5% 67.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $180,700 $135,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,321 $1,158
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $462 $370
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $864 $741
Building permits, 2019 1,383 11,811
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 128,806 1,728,681
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.38 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 75.0% 84.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 12.9% 5.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 92.2% 84.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.2% 75.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.9% 85.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 42.9% 23.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.9% 13.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
7.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.1% 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.1% 54.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 939,381 7,500,115
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,726,023 26,264,745
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,922,001 129,284,438
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,517,832 71,745,899
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,994,845 54,869,978
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,350 $12,526
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.9 23.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,918 $48,392
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,965 $26,948
Persons in poverty, percent
14.6%
16.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 8,734 91,079
Total employment, 2018 162,515 1,642,234
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 7,252,574 71,429,511
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.8% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 24,485 295,814
All firms, 2012 28,671 331,546
Men-owned firms, 2012 16,148 184,154
Women-owned firms, 2012 9,148 106,011
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,431 27,258
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 23,928 296,155
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,863 33,208
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 24,056 282,704
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,042.8 109.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 283.65 39,486.34
FIPS Code 21067 21
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

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Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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