Lexington is a large town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 322,570 people and 82 constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the largest community in Kentucky.
Lexington real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Lexington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lexington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lexington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), sales jobs (10.69%), and management occupations (10.29%).
Also of interest is that Lexington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Lexington, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Lexington is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lexington a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Lexington is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Of the large cities in America, Lexington is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 83.51% of people in Lexington drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Lexington, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The citizens of Lexington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.98% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lexington in 2018 was $35,466, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,864 for a family of four. However, Lexington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lexington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lexington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lexington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lexington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.