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Lexington, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lexington had a population of 20,748 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 33.9948 and longitude -81.2121 in Lexington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The Town of Lexington (GNIS ID: 2406014) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lexington is located within Lexington Division of Lexington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lexington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lexington: Pompeytown, Saxe-Gotha.

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Lexington, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,748
Population in Households 19,847
Population in Familes 16,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 901
Population Density1 2,306
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 8,441
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,565 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,876 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 704 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $199,502
Average Home Value $227,885


Median Household Income $66,379
Average Household Income $84,167
Per Capita Income $34,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.41% 1.67%
Households 2.25% 1.68%
Families 3.44% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lexington, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 94th
Population Density1 # 15 96th
Diversity Index2 # 288 27th
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 23 94th

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