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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
About Lexington...
Population
311,529

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Lexington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    181
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    766
    500
  • Theft
    2,978
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,661
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Lexington is a rapidly growing city filled with a diverse population of people. Lexington is home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats, where sports fans bleed blue all year long! Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of The World. There are several major race courses you can visit, Keeneland, the Kentucky Horse Park, and The Red Mile. The best part about living in Lexington is being able to escape the busy city and be surrounded by gorgeous farmland within minutes. A drive on the outskirts of Lexington is one of the most peaceful and relaxing rides you will ever experience. I would like to see Lexington provide affordable activities for families to be able to enjoy. There are several places for families to take their kids to in Lexington but can be pricey if you are living on a budget. KY Route 4, a heavily commuted highway around Lexington, eliminate the traffic lights to help reduce the amount of traffic during morning and evening commutes.
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Lexington, KY has all you’d be looking for. From country surroundings with horse farms to a downtown urban art scene. Lexington is big on literary and performing arts. Our buildings downtown are covered in beautiful murals. Street signs downtown are made accessible for the visually impaired, and overall I feel Lexington has worked hard to help people with disabilities function at ease. Downtown has a wonderful bar scene with lots of great music to dance to. On the outskirts the suburban areas are perfect for families. Our public schools provide wonderful service education to its children. There are job fields across the board always hiring and diversity everywhere.
Lexington has the luxury of allowing you to get the feeling of a big city, while being a ten minute drive away from beautiful farms! There is so much to do and never a dull moment. There are infinite job opportunities, even for minors like myself looking for a part time job. There's also so many different cultures of people found in Lexington, that it is a very nice change of pace when coming from some other surrounding Kentucky towns.