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
 2020-04-20  Notification of Vacancy & Appointment (TIFF) (PDF)      Mark Swanson was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Councilmember Jake Gibbs on March 3, 2020. Swanson's appointment as Third District Councilmember was effective March 30, 2020.
 2019-05-23  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2018: 323,780
 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