Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky. Lexington lies near the central region of the state: the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region. Lexington's area occupies 285.5 square miles.
At the 2000 census, Lexington’s population was 270,789 people. The Lexington Metropolitan Area has a population of 436,684 and the Combined Statistical Area has 645,006 people. Lexington’s population density is 915.6 people per square mile. Lexington has a racial makeup that is 81.04% white, 0.19% American Indians, 2.46% Asian American, 13.48% African Americans, 3.29% are Hispanic, 0.03% Pacific Islanders, 1.21% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 3.29% are made up of two or more racial groups.
Lexington’s median income for a household is $39,813, and the median income for a family is $53,264. Lexington’s per capita income is $23,109. In Lexington, 8.2% of families and 12.9% of the population live below the poverty line.
Lexington’s economy thrives on government and technology jobs. Companies with headquarters in Lexington include Affiliated Computer Services, Lexmark International, First Corbin Bancorp, Kentucky National Insurance Company, and My Favorite Things. The University of Kentucky and Transylvania University employ my Lexington residents as well.
Lexington health insurance and Lexington life insurance depend on the medical care Lexington citizens receive. Lexington medical centers include Lexington Health Center, Lexington Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, and Central Baptist Hospital.
Lexington auto insurance and Lexington home insurance depend on Lexington’s crime rates. Lexington’s violent crime rate is 1,242, and the property crime rate is 11,565.
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