Lexington, MS
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Lexington is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,609 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 134th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lexington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lexington is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in teaching (10.23%), management occupations (9.06%), and office and administrative support (8.05%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lexington is worth considering.

The citizens of Lexington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.09% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $16,377, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,508 for a family of four. Lexington also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.98% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lexington is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lexington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lexington residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include Irish, Scots-Irish, Swedish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Lexington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and French.

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