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Lexington, Kentucky
Consolidated city-county
Lexington-Fayette
Urban County
From top, left to right: Lexington skyline, Rupp Arena/Lexington Center, Keeneland Race Course, Donamire Farm, Kroger Field, University of Kentucky Arboretum, Old Fayette County Courthouse, NTRA headquarters
From top, left to right: Lexington skyline, Rupp Arena/Lexington Center, Keeneland Race Course, Donamire Farm, Kroger Field, University of Kentucky Arboretum, Old Fayette County Courthouse, NTRA headquarters
Nickname(s): 
Horse Capital of the World
Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky is located in the United States
Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 38°01′47″N 84°29′41″W / 38.02972°N 84.49472°W / 38.02972; -84.49472Coordinates: 38°01′47″N 84°29′41″W / 38.02972°N 84.49472°W / 38.02972; -84.49472
Country United States
State Kentucky
Counties Fayette
Established 1782[2]
Incorporated 1831[2]
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor Linda Gorton
 • Urban County Council 15-member legislative council
Area
 • Consolidated city-county 285.5 sq mi (739.4 km2)
 • Land 284.5 sq mi (736.9 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Urban
87.5 sq mi (226.7 km2)
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2018)
 • Consolidated city-county 323,780[1]
 • Rank US: 60th
Kentucky: 2nd
 • Density 1,042.8/sq mi (364.5/km2)
 • Urban
312,263
 • Metro
516,697 (US: 107th)
 • CSA
760,528(US: 70th)
 • Demonym
Lexingtonian
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
40502–40517, 40522–40524, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574–40583, 40588, 40591, 40598
Area code 859
Airport Blue Grass Airport
LEX (Regional)
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Waterways Kentucky River
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Website www.lexingtonky.gov