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Fayette County, KY Public Records

Circuit Court
120 N Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507 courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
F: 859-246-2227
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Family, Contested Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, mental, or sealed records released
The Circuit Court clerk is responsible for managing the records of both the Circuit and District courts.
District Court
150 N Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507 courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 859-246-2141
F: 859-246-2146
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $5,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Juvenile, Ordinances, Traffic
Restricted Records: No adoption, mental, juvenile, or sealed records released
The Circuit Court clerk is responsible for managing the records of both the Circuit and District courts.

Fayette County, KY Vital Records

Contact the Fayette County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Fayette County
County Clerk
http://www.fayettecountyclerk.com/
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 859-253-3344
Fax: 859-225-5754

Fayette County Vital Certificates

Fayette County Vital Certificates

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Fayette County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 284.52 sq mi
Population (2009): 296,545
  • Females: 50.7%
  • White: 81.1%
  • Black/African American: 13.8%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 6.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 74.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 36,033
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 5.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 8.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 35.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.29
Housing Units (2000): 116,167
Homeownership Rate (2000): 55.3%
Migration Flow to Fayette County, KY from (2007-2008):

Fayette County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $10,199,394
  • Construction: $589,745
  • Retail Trade: $720,392
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,097,990
  • Healthcare: $1,131,291
  • Banking: $453,666
  • Retail Trade: $720,392
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $337,220
  • Manufacturing: $1,171,431
  • Farms: $144,817
  • Government: $2,200,208
Employed (2000): 139,174
Unemployed (2000): 7,886
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $39,891
Local Government Employment (2007): 11,091
Local Government Revenue (2007): $545,184 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $695,221 (thou. dol.)

Fayette County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 4,068
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.2
Deaths (2007): 2,058
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 29
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.1

Fayette County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,802
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 12
  • Forcible rape: 139
  • Robbery: 533
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,118
Property Crimes (2008): 10,379
  • Burglary: 2,290
  • Larceny-Theft: 7,478
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 611

Fayette County Genealogy Records