Lexington, NC
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Lexington is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 18,775 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 45th largest community in North Carolina.

Lexington is a blue-collar town, with 37.98% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lexington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in office and administrative support (10.37%), food service (10.06%), and sales jobs (7.80%).

The citizens of Lexington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.84% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $15,579, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,316 for a family of four. Lexington also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 15.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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