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. 59.18% 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in office and administrative support (7.63%), sales jobs (7.59%), and maintenance occupations (6.35%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.22 minutes getting to work every day.

The rate of college-level education in Lexington is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.11% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $15,610, which is low income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,440 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lexington, accounting for 62.01% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lexington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include Somalian, English, Irish, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lexington's cultural character, accounting for 36.24% 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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