Lexington, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 2
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Established (y–m–d): 1782-00-00
Incorporated: 1831-12-07
County: Fayette
Area Development BGADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: Urban County Government

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Notes: Lexington became an Urban County Government on January 1, 1974. Named for the battle at Lexington, Massachusetts, during the Revolutionary War.
Population (old estimates):
1990: 225366
1991: 228511
1992: 231876
1993: 235020
1994: 236960
1995: 237389
1996: 238888
1997: 239907
1998: 241749
City Links:
  ADD Website
  City/County Website
  Fayette County Genealogy
  Fayette County Genealogy
  Fayette County Genealogy

County Links:
  Fayette County PVA
Mayor 
James Gray
Meeting Times: 
Every other Thu 7:00pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Website: 
www.lfucg.com
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 260,512   1990: 225,366   1980: 204,165   1970: 174,323


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2018-05-24  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2017: 321,959
 2018-02-06  Governor's Executive Order (TIFF) (PDF)  2018-091    Appoints Jon Larson as County Judge/Executive of Fayette County, Kentucky, to replace Thomas Dupree, Jr., who had resigned.
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 314,488
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 295,803
 2014-07-30  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (Urban County), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2012-07-25  Governor's Appointment  Executive Order 2012-0601    County Commissioner District B, Fayette County: Creasa E. Reed
 1981-06-11  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE