Lexington, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Lexington, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 19,570 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Lexington, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,570
Population in Households 18,641
Population in Familes 14,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 929
Population Density2 1,089
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $31,365
Average Household Income $48,250
Per Capita Income $19,908


Total Housing Units 9,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,728 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,847 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,801 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $119,313
Average Home Value $165,207


Total Households 7,575
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,667
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% 0.52%
Households 0.32% 0.48%
Families 0.23% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2018 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 # 49 94th
Population Density # 196 74th
Diversity Index # 42 95th
Median Household Income # 641 13th
Per Capita Income # 563 24th

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