Lexington is a medium-sized town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 20,138 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 24th largest community in South Carolina. Lexington has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lexington, where the median household income is $61,166.00.
Lexington real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Lexington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lexington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lexington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in office and administrative support (15.82%), management occupations (14.90%), and sales jobs (10.91%).
Also of interest is that Lexington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Lexington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lexington, 40.89% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $30,352, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,408 for a family of four. However, Lexington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lexington is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Lexington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.