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, Lexington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lexington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lexington is a city of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in teaching (11.62%), management occupations (8.44%), and office and administrative support (8.12%).

The percentage of adults in Lexington with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.53% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $19,014, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,056 for a family of four. However, Lexington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Lexington also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.40% 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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