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Fayette County is in the Bluegrass region.The county was named for the Marquis de Lafayette

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The county is in the Lexington-Fayette metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 266,358. This was an increase of  2.24% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$39,813
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fayette County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Fayette County was $32,932. This was an increase of 23.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 107% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Lexington
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s

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15% of Fayette County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fayette County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Fayette County include Calvary Cemetery, Highland Cemetery, Hillcrest Memorial Park, Howards Grove Cemetery, Lexington National Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Fayette County include Cadentown, Jimtown, Lexington ... View communities

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Colleges in Fayette County include Lexington Community College, Lexington Theological Seminary, Transylvania University, University of Kentucky ... View colleges

School districts in Fayette County include Fayette County ... View school districts

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Libraries in Fayette County include Beaumont Branch, Eagle Creek Branch, Lexington Public Library, Northside Branch, Tates Creek Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fayette County include Herald Leader ... View newspapers

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Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fayette County political report.

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Airports in Fayette County include Blue Grass

Hotels in Fayette County include Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Downtown, Comfort Inn Lexington, Comfort Suites Lexington, Comfort Suites Lexington, Continental Inn of Lexington, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard South/Hamburg Place ... More hotels

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