Lexington, NC
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Lexington is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 19,326 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 45th largest community in North Carolina.

When you are in Lexington, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.99% of Lexington’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lexington is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in food service (11.79%), maintenance occupations (8.63%), and sales jobs (8.37%).

The citizens of Lexington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.51% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $15,497, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,988 for a family of four.

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 16.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lexington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).