Lexington, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lexington, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 19,291 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 35.8018 and longitude -80.2682 in Davidson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Davidson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Lexington (GNIS ID: 2404923) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lexington is located within Township of Lexington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Davidson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lexington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lexington, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,291
Population in Households 18,324
Population in Familes 14,359
Population in Group Qrtrs 967
Population Density1 1,073
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 7,455
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,459 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,996 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,785 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $110,507
Average Home Value $157,752


Median Household Income $29,346
Average Household Income $43,577
Per Capita Income $18,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.35%
Households 0.17% 0.29%
Families 0.1% 0.19%
Median Household Income   -0.36%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lexington, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 94th
Population Density1 # 199 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 44 94th
Median Household Income # 634 14th
Per Capita Income # 581 22nd

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