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Lexington, NC
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Lexington profile

Living in Lexington

Lexington is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 19,679 people and 19 associated neighborhoods, Lexington is the 50th largest community in North Carolina.

The percentage of adults in Lexington with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.52% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lexington in 2018 was $21,934, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,736 for a family of four. However, Lexington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lexington is an extremely 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Lexington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Polish.

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