Lexington, TN
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Lexington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 7,889 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 81st largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lexington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lexington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in office and administrative support (11.64%), sales jobs (8.75%), and healthcare (8.43%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lexington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lexington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lexington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lexington may be for you.

Being a small city, Lexington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Lexington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.09% of the adults in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lexington in 2018 was $21,968, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,872 for a family of four. However, Lexington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include African, German, Irish, English, and Scottish.

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


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