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Lexington
  • City in Kentucky

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Lexington is a city in Kentucky with a population of 321,276. Lexington is in Fayette County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Lexington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lexington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lexington and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lexington are highly rated.

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About Lexington...
Population
321,276

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$247,900
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,065
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Lexington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    135.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    70.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    342.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,991.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    381.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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