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Bluegrass Rankings

 

2017

 

2016

  • #1 In Projects per Capita,  Site Selection Magazine
  • #8 City with the Lowest Startup Costs,  Smart Asset
  • #1 Best Large City for First Time Home Buyers,  WalletHub
  • #5 State with the Best Schools,  WalletHub
  • #1 Chamber of the Year,  Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • #3 Best Places to Retire,  CNN Money
  • #19 Best College Town in America, Best College Reviews
  • #30 Best City for Women in the Workforce, Nerd Wallet
  • #31 Best Mid-Sized City to Make a Living, Money Geek
  • Best Places to Retire, Forbes
  • Top Retirement Destination, Where to Retire
 

Major Employers 2016

CompanyIndustryEmployees
University of KentuckyEducation13,250
Fayette County Public SchoolsEducation5,427
XeroxOutsourcing3,000
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Govt.        Government2,821
KentuckyOne HealthHealthcare2,450
Baptist HealthHealthcare2,443
Lexmark International Inc.World HQ2,157
Wal-MartRetail2,027
Veterans Medical CenterHealthcare1,565
Amazon.comDistribution1,300
Lockheed MartinManufacturing       1,100
Cardinal Hill Rehabiliation HospitalHealthcare1,000
Trane LexingtonManufacturing1,000

 

Lexington, KY Wage by Industry

(Average weekly wages)
IndustryWages/Week
Goods-Producing$1,166
Natural Resources and Mining
$924
Construction
$995
Manufacturing
$1,308
Service Producing$750
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
$688
Information
$848
Financial Activities
$1,124
Professional and Business Services      
$904
Education and Health Services
$927
Leisure and Hospitality
$328
Other Services
$649
Unclassified
$959
Total, All Industries$844
 Updated May 2016.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. 
 

Population

 Lexington, KY      Kentucky
Population estimate July 1, 2016318,4494,436,974
Population estimate July 1, 2015314,4884,425,092
Population estimate July 1, 2014310,7974,413,457
Population estimate base April 1, 2010295,8034,339,349
Population, percent change - 2010 to 2015      6.3%2.0%
Population, percent change - 2010 to 20145.1%1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010295,8034,339,367
Source: US Census Bureau
 

Cost of Living Index - 2015 Annual Averages

LocationComposite   Grocery   Housing   Utilities   Transportation   Health Care
Lexington90.493.476.381.496.795.8
Nashville, TN95.295.782.197.598.186.6
Columbus, OH90.592.977.899.291.295.9
Louisville, KY92.292.880.190.1102.289.4
Raleigh, NC90.5102.372.49889.699.6
Indianapolis, IN   91.192.982.190.89299.3
Charlotte, NC96.4101.681.9105.496.7102.8
Atlanta, GA99.9103.797.493.5105101.4
Source: Commerce Lexington