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Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington Kentucky
Full nameLexington
Official nameLexington-Fayette
Urban County
Settlement typeConsolidated city-county
CountryUnited States
MayorJim Gray (D)
Total Area285.5 sq mi (739.4 km2)
Land Area284.5 sq mi (736.9 km2)
Water Area1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Urban Area69.5 sq mi (180.1 km2)
Elevation978 ft (298.1 m)
Total Population295803 (2010)
Density (pop.)367.9/km2 (953/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)260994
Metro (pop.)472099
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP Code40502 40517, 40522 40524, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574 40583, 40588, 40591, 40598 40514, 40513, 40503
Area code859

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Lexington (officially Lexington-Fayette Urban County) is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 63rd largest in the US. Known as the "Thoroughbred City" and the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region. In the 2010 Census the city's population was 295,803, anchoring a metropolitan area of 472,099 people and a Combined Statistical Area of 687,173 people.

Lexington ranks tenth among US cities in college education rate, with 39.5% of residents having at least a bachelor's degree. It is home to the headquarters of Tempur-Pedic, International, Lexmark International, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland race course, Red Mile race course, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

Lexington was selected as the site of the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games.

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