Lexington, NE
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Lexington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 10,075 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 16th largest community in Nebraska.

When you are in Lexington, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 60.15% of Lexington’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lexington is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in maintenance occupations (6.95%), sales jobs (6.77%), and office and administrative support (6.40%).

One of the benefits of Lexington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.81 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Lexington has a very low overall level of education: only 9.45% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $15,477, which is low income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,908 for a family of four.

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 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 64.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include Somalian, English, Swedish, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lexington's cultural character, accounting for 38.66% of the city’s population.

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

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