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.

Lexington is a blue-collar town, with 36.86% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (10.97%), sales jobs (9.36%), and maintenance occupations (9.11%).

The citizens of Lexington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.03% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $16,215, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,860 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 14.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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