Fayette County

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Fayette County
Lexington-Fayette Urban County
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Complex in Lexington
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Complex in Lexington
Official seal of Fayette County
Seal
Map of Kentucky highlighting Fayette County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°02′N 84°28′W / 38.04°N 84.46°W / 38.04; -84.46
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1780
Named forGilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
SeatLexington
Largest cityLexington
Area
 • Total286 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Land284 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
323,152
 • Density1,087/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.lexingtonky.gov

Fayette County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 295,803,[1] making it the second-most populous county in the commonwealth. Its territory, population and government are coextensive with the city of Lexington, which also serves as the county seat.[2]

Fayette County is part of the Lexington–Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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