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Area Code 859 Detailed Profile

Area Code 859 Summary
Area code 859 is assigned to Kentucky
Latitude: 38.375066
Longitude: -84.532777
Population: 938,910
Area: 4535.68 sq. miles
Land: 4496.02 sq. miles
Water: 39.66 sq. miles
Population Density: 208.83 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 861.3 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 859 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 100,000
Lexington (261,388)
   
Towns with population under 50,000
Alexandria (16,541)
Bellevue (6,360)
Berea (20,845)
Berry (2,668)
Burgin (345)
Burlington (16,064)
Butler (4,874)
California (2,657)
Carlisle (6,827)
Corinth (2,947)
Covington (42,229)
Crittenden (5,886)
Cynthiana (14,793)
Danville (23,172)
Dayton (5,754)
De Mossville (2,092)
Dry Ridge (9,435)
Erlanger (26,548)
Falmouth (7,101)
Florence (41,466)
Fort Thomas (17,184)
Ft Mitchell (39,070)
Glencoe (1,242)
Harrodsburg (18,971)
Hebron (7,899)
Hope (152)
Independence (17,534)
Jeffersonville (4,713)
Jonesville (124)
Junction City (2,066)
Keene (81)
Lancaster (12,336)
Latonia (20,750)
Mackville (617)
Melbourne (2,340)
Midway (2,510)
Millersburg (947)
Moorefield (232)
Morning View (3,873)
Mount Sterling (17,665)
Newport (36,542)
Nicholasville (31,134)
Paint Lick (2,084)
Paris (17,558)
Parksville (1,025)
Perryville (1,422)
Petersburg (1,675)
Richmond (47,898)
Salvisa (1,957)
Silver Grove (796)
Sparta (2,382)
Springfield (7,538)
Union (11,208)
Verona (2,212)
Versailles (20,454)
Waco (3,052)
Walton (6,657)
Warsaw (4,200)
Williamstown (6,370)
Willisburg (2,236)
Wilmore (7,328)
Winchester (32,884)

Area Code 859 Demographics

Area Code 859 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Male459,30748.92 %48.90 %49.04 %
Female479,60351.08 %51.10 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.96-0.960.96
Total Population938,910100.00 %--
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Area Code 859 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years63,4216.75 %6.58 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years65,1796.94 %6.91 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years63,9246.81 %6.91 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years67,2717.16 %7.15 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years76,8938.19 %7.03 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years143,58915.29 %14.07 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years152,61116.25 %15.90 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years125,94513.41 %13.76 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years43,5264.64 %5.05 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years34,3113.65 %4.15 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years55,3055.89 %6.77 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years35,1583.74 %4.26 %4.38 %
85 years and over11,7771.25 %1.44 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)35.2-36.737.7
18 years and over709,01375.51 %75.38 %74.27 %
Male
340,91636.31 %36.24 %35.85 %
Female
368,09739.20 %39.14 %38.42 %
21 years and over662,42670.55 %70.92 %69.92 %
62 years and over121,79612.97 %14.87 %14.65 %
65 years and over102,24010.89 %12.47 %12.42 %
Male
40,8404.35 %5.04 %5.12 %
Female
61,4006.54 %7.43 %7.30 %
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Area Code 859 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
One race928,47398.89 %98.95 %97.55 %
White
851,04590.64 %90.04 %75.21 %
Black or African American
58,5386.23 %7.35 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
1,8040.19 %0.21 %0.87 %
Asian
10,2331.09 %0.74 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
2,2460.24 %0.17 %0.59 %
Chinese
2,5670.27 %0.13 %0.85 %
Filipino
7920.08 %0.08 %0.65 %
Japanese
1,9990.21 %0.09 %0.28 %
Korean
9230.10 %0.10 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
6230.07 %0.09 %0.39 %
Other Asian
1,0830.12 %0.08 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2370.03 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
800.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
390.00 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
350.00 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
830.01 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
6,6160.70 %0.57 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)17,4481.86 %1.50 %13.70 %
Mexican
11,3841.21 %0.78 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
1,2150.13 %0.16 %2.46 %
Cuban
4660.05 %0.09 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
4,3830.47 %0.46 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino921,46298.14 %98.50 %86.30 %
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Area Code 859 Social Profile

Area Code 859 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school251,606100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
16,0876.39 %6.19 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
12,9975.17 %5.48 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
105,89942.09 %45.52 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
48,42719.25 %22.29 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
68,19627.10 %20.51 %22.81 %
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Area Code 859 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over602,955100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
45,8187.60 %11.66 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
71,82811.91 %14.18 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
188,90631.33 %33.56 %28.63 %
High school or higher
485,30980.49 %74.16 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
121,05120.08 %18.54 %21.05 %
Associate degree
32,0175.31 %4.90 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
88,78314.72 %10.27 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
143,33523.77 %17.16 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
54,5529.05 %6.88 %8.86 %
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Area Code 859 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported842,869100.00 %--
Arab2,2620.27 %0.22 %0.42 %
Czech1,8420.22 %0.15 %0.59 %
Danish1,1760.14 %0.13 %0.50 %
Dutch13,3601.59 %1.51 %1.58 %
English106,47012.63 %11.98 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)19,3092.29 %2.03 %2.90 %
French Canadian2,1740.26 %0.25 %0.85 %
German182,17821.61 %15.78 %14.93 %
Greek1,8360.22 %0.15 %0.40 %
Hungarian2,5160.30 %0.20 %0.49 %
Irish120,91414.35 %12.99 %10.65 %
Italian21,8112.59 %1.91 %5.47 %
Lithuanian6270.07 %0.06 %0.23 %
Norwegian3,2820.39 %0.33 %1.56 %
Polish9,0911.08 %0.87 %3.12 %
Portuguese4360.05 %0.05 %0.41 %
Russian2,0440.24 %0.23 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish19,1602.27 %2.03 %1.50 %
Scottish17,5202.08 %1.85 %1.70 %
Slovak8790.10 %0.07 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African3,1670.38 %0.39 %0.62 %
Swedish4,0420.48 %0.42 %1.39 %
Swiss1,9070.23 %0.29 %0.32 %
Ukrainian9010.11 %0.07 %0.31 %
United States or American149,35817.72 %25.87 %7.18 %
Welsh6,2150.74 %0.56 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)6130.07 %0.09 %0.65 %
Other ancestries147,77917.53 %19.52 %31.89 %
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Area Code 859 Economy

Area Code 859 Employment

GroupNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over733,895100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
354,28948.28 %48.20 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
379,60651.72 %51.80 %51.68 %
In labor force
495,64567.54 %60.99 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
263,26753.12 %53.76 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
232,37846.88 %46.24 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
495,16567.47 %60.29 %63.10 %
Employed
473,16464.47 %56.83 %59.39 %
Unemployed
22,0013.00 %3.45 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-4.44 %5.66 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
4800.07 %0.70 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
238,25032.46 %39.01 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers377,21279.72 %78.45 %78.40 %
Government workers67,00614.16 %14.45 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business27,2435.76 %6.69 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,7030.36 %0.41 %0.31 %
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Area Code 859 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations154,57632.67 %28.66 %33.60 %
Service occupations66,57214.07 %14.28 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations127,41526.93 %25.44 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3,9840.84 %0.90 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations43,6419.22 %11.04 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations76,97616.27 %19.67 %14.63 %
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Area Code 859 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining10,4062.20 %3.32 %1.87 %
Construction32,6116.89 %7.20 %6.80 %
Manufacturing75,87316.04 %17.55 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade16,7743.55 %3.38 %3.60 %
Retail trade56,12411.86 %12.07 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities27,7535.87 %6.04 %5.19 %
Information11,6542.46 %2.19 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing28,9736.12 %5.42 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services35,5107.50 %6.22 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services99,93821.12 %20.34 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services37,6507.96 %7.23 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)21,1624.47 %4.74 %4.88 %
Public administration18,7363.96 %4.29 %4.83 %
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Area Code 859 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Households368,751100.00 %1,591,088106,788,273
Less than $10,000
36,3169.85 %13.84 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
24,3546.60 %8.41 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
50,21413.62 %15.39 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
48,50313.15 %13.82 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
63,09217.11 %16.45 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
74,06920.09 %17.26 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
36,4239.88 %7.67 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
22,9606.23 %4.60 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
6,0981.65 %1.18 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
6,7221.82 %1.37 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$40,115.52-$29,039.01$39,349.33
Average household size2.56-2.542.58
Average income per member of household$15,655.45-$11,448.91$15,252.86
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Area Code 859 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over465,373100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
372,57980.06 %80.16 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
55,73511.98 %12.61 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
6,9281.49 %1.21 %4.73 %
Walked
13,9383.00 %2.42 %2.94 %
Other means
3,7080.80 %0.90 %1.20 %
Worked at home
12,4852.68 %2.71 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)26.6607 minutes-28.6 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 859 Housing

Area Code 859 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units396,405100.00 %1,750,053117,282,697
Occupied housing units
368,23992.89 %90.85 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
239,49960.42 %64.22 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
128,74032.48 %26.63 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
28,1667.11 %9.15 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
3,5560.90 %1.73 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.82 %-1.87 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate7.25 %-9.31 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.63-2.562.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.41-2.472.45
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Area Code 859 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units396,418100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
251,71763.50 %65.98 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
14,2073.58 %2.11 %5.68 %
2 units
20,8855.27 %3.18 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
18,9324.78 %4.13 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
22,2615.62 %4.35 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
23,4255.91 %3.14 %3.99 %
20 or more units
18,4904.66 %2.92 %8.59 %
Mobile home
26,2606.62 %14.05 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2410.06 %0.15 %0.22 %
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Area Code 859 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units396,418100.00 %--
1 room
4,6231.17 %0.89 %2.21 %
2 rooms
12,0933.05 %2.36 %4.88 %
3 rooms
31,6267.98 %6.96 %10.06 %
4 rooms
67,19816.95 %18.28 %15.95 %
5 rooms
87,05321.96 %25.17 %20.92 %
6 rooms
72,87418.38 %19.46 %18.39 %
7 rooms
49,85612.58 %12.06 %11.98 %
8 rooms
35,9419.07 %7.58 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
35,1548.87 %7.24 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.5-5.45.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units368,246100.00 %--
1.00 or less
361,45798.16 %88.99 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
4,9371.34 %1.40 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
1,8520.50 %0.47 %2.54 %
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Area Code 859 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas182,36246.00 %40.37 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas26,5526.70 %8.92 %5.96 %
Electricity139,74635.25 %35.29 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.12,4613.14 %2.52 %8.06 %
Coal or coke4260.11 %0.69 %0.12 %
Wood4,8351.22 %2.59 %1.51 %
Solar energy580.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel1,1160.28 %0.26 %0.35 %
No fuel used6900.17 %0.20 %1.25 %
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Area Code 859 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units191,787100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
13,4327.00 %18.13 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
79,16841.28 %43.62 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
53,26627.77 %21.26 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
23,96512.50 %8.94 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
15,4038.03 %5.53 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
5,0882.65 %1.91 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
1,2210.64 %0.50 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2440.13 %0.12 %0.56 %
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Area Code 859 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage141,35073.70 %64.72 %69.56 %
Less than $300
1,6230.85 %1.27 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
10,1705.30 %8.18 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
24,45112.75 %14.30 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
46,73724.37 %19.84 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
39,84620.78 %14.67 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
12,0106.26 %4.16 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
6,5133.40 %2.30 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged50,43726.30 %35.28 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent79,54841.48 %44.26 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent36,72019.15 %17.63 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent27,40714.29 %12.47 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent16,4498.58 %7.67 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent9,5584.98 %4.60 %6.01 %
35 percent or more21,12711.02 %12.31 %15.91 %
Not computed9780.51 %1.06 %0.85 %
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Area Code 859 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units125,243100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
8,3886.70 %9.63 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
7,5496.03 %9.26 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
43,59034.80 %36.71 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
43,68534.88 %26.23 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
11,4409.13 %6.12 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
3,1502.52 %1.63 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
9600.77 %0.46 %2.89 %
No cash rent
6,4815.17 %9.97 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)38,03830.37 %58.25 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent26,16920.89 %20.79 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent18,50214.77 %13.81 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent16,40713.10 %11.66 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent12,57610.04 %9.51 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent8,7917.02 %6.46 %7.32 %
35 percent or more34,03027.17 %25.57 %29.47 %
Not computed8,7687.00 %12.21 %7.77 %

Area Code 859 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentKentucky Avg.National Avg.
None29,9627.56 %8.49 %9.57 %
1123,96631.27 %30.23 %31.22 %
2148,65237.50 %35.78 %34.76 %
3 or more65,66616.56 %16.36 %15.45 %
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