Lexington is a medium-sized town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 21,265 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 24th largest community in South Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Lexington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lexington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lexington, where the median household income is $65,019.00.
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 85.19% 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 management occupations (16.73%), office and administrative support (12.42%), and sales jobs (10.80%).
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.
Being a small town, Lexington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Lexington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.87% of adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lexington in 2010 was $30,987, 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 $123,948 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, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lexington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.