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|Fayette County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
|Named for||General Lafayette (1757–1834), American Revolutionary War general|
286 sq mi (739 km²)
285 sq mi (737 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.35%
916/sq mi (354/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 260,512; its county seat is Lexington; its territory, population and government are coextensive with Lexington.
One of three original counties formed when Kentucky County was divided by the Virginia Act in 1780 (the other two counties being Jefferson and Lincoln). Fayette County included area north and east of the Kentucky River, 37 present-day counties, and parts of 7 others. It was reduced to its present boundaries in 1799. The county is named for Marquis de Lafayette, who came to America to assist with the American Revolutionary War.
Major highways Edit
- Interstate 75
- Interstate 64
- U.S. Highway 25
- U.S. Highway 27
- U.S. Highway 60
- U.S. Highway 68
- U.S. Highway 421
Adjacent counties Edit
- Scott County (north)
- Bourbon County (northeast)
- Clark County (east)
- Madison County (south)
- Jessamine County (south)
- Woodford County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 260,512 people, 108,288 households, and 62,915 families residing in the county. The population density was 354/km² (916/sq mi). There were 116,167 housing units at an average density of 158/km² (408/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.04% White, 13.48% Black or 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 108,288 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.50% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.90% were non-families. 31.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 14.60% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,813, and the median income for a family was $53,264. Males had a median income of $36,166 versus $26,964 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,109. About 8.20% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.30% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
Rural Communities Edit
- Clays Ferry
- Little Texas
- South Elkhorn
- Spears (split between Jessamine and Fayette Counties.
Historically Black Rural Hamlets Edit
- Little Georgetown
Schools in the county are operated by Fayette County Public Schools.
Colleges and universities Edit
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College
- Lexington Theological Seminary
- National College of Business and Technology
- Sullivan University
- Transylvania University
- University of Kentucky
Private high schools Edit
- Lexington Catholic High School
- Lexington Christian Academy
- Sayre School
- Trinity Christian Academy
- Blue Grass Baptist School
Public high schools Edit
- Henry Clay High School
- Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
- Bryan Station High School
- Lafayette High School
- Tates Creek High School
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