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Lexington, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lexington had a population of 21,099 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Lexington, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,099
Daytime Population: Workers 15,780
Daytime Population: Residents 9,859
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,639
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 20,203
Population in Familes 16,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 896
Population Density2 2,345
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $67,171
Average Household Income $86,369
Per Capita Income $35,030


Total Housing Units 9,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,786 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,826 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 710 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $197,936
Average Home Value $230,942


Total Households 8,612
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,616
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.31% 1.7%
Households 2.22% 1.7%
Families 3.19% 1.56%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 2017 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 Density # 16 96th
Diversity Index # 288 28th
Median Household Income # 18 96th
Per Capita Income # 25 94th

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