Lexington, which is sometimes referred to as “Thoroughbred City” and the “Horse Capital of the World,” is a city in central Kentucky and the central east of the United States. It is the largest city in Kentucky and the 58th largest city in the United States with a projected population of 330,601 in 2023. The city is renowned for its vibrant culture and historical landmarks.
Facts about Lexington City
Country: United States of America
Total Area: 739.5 sq km
Location: in the Central part of Kentucky state
Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
Political Map of Lexington City
Lexington is a city in Kentucky’s Fayette County. The Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile, and Keeneland racetracks are all situated in Lexington, which is dubbed the “Horse Capital of the World.”
Blank Map of Lexington City
The city is known for its very high level of education. It is home to Transylvania University, The University of Kentucky (UK or UKY), and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).
Geography Map of Lexington City
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 285.5 square miles (739 km2). 284.5 square miles (737 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it (0.35%) is covered by water.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lexington was:
- White: 73.71%
- Black or African American: 14.62%
- Two or more races: 4.41%
- Asian: 3.98%
- Other race: 3.08%
Road Map of Lexington City
On US Route 60, the Blue Grass Airport is located on the western edge of Lexington. Four airlines offer passenger flights there: Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. Additionally, Lexington has easy access to Interstates 64 and 75. Passenger trains operated by the Southern Railway on a Cincinnati-Florida route passed through Lexington station well into the 1960s.