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  The population of Fayette county is estimated at 319,052. In 2017 there were 4,035 births and 2,244 deaths in Fayette county. Fayette county has 52,377 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 16,441 that are owned free and clear and 54,225 that are renter occupied.


  The good residents of Fayette County filed 141,550 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 7.4% of all Kentucky filings and 0.095% of the entire nation. Fayette had a combined total federal tax liability of $1,624,425,000 on earned income of $9,396,129,000. Other notable statistics from Fayette County were 3,130 unemployment claims which collected a total of $12,658,000 and 39,520 charitable contributions valued at $291,651,000. 42,060 filings from Fayette County paid a combined total of $127,606,000 in property taxes and 36,520 filings paid $236,339,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Fayette county had 266 religious congregations with an estimated 154,462 members.


41.8% of the Fayette population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 9.5% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 43% of Fayette County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 10,291 votes.

At $56,192 the median income is 116.3% of the Kentucky average. An estimated 6,360 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Fayette, the equivalant of around 3.6% of the county population. This represents an increase in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 3.6%.


Top 15 Industries in Fayette County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
29,625Health care and social assistance
19,820Retail trade
17,490Accommodation and food services
15,473Food services and drinking places
14,288Restaurants and other eating places
13,960Hospitals
12,418General medical and surgical hospitals
10,484Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
10,213Administrative and support services
10,073Professional, scientific, and technical services
8,707Ambulatory health care services
8,273Full-service restaurants
8,005Manufacturing
7,283Wholesale trade
7,262Information


In 2018 the average price reduction was 2.67% in Fayette County (averaging across 11 zip codes a sample of which are; 40505, 40504, 40503 and 40515).

In 2018 15.49% of listings in Fayette County (averaging across 11 zip codes a sample of which are; 40503, 40502, 40509, 40511 and 40517) dropped their price.


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Map of Fayette County, KY