Lexington, Missouri Population 2023

4,631

Lexington is a city located in Lafayette County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Lafayette County. With a 2023 population of 4,631, it is the 155th largest city in Missouri and the 6941st largest city in the United States.Lexington is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,652 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Lexington has a population density of 886 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $68,842 with a poverty rate of 14.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lexington is 39.5 years, 33.3 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lexington was:

  • White: 93.35%
  • Black or African American: 3.88%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Asian: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lexington, Missouri is 4,631 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,652.

Lexington, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lexington Population by Race

Lexington Population Pyramid 2023

Lexington Median Age

39.5

Total

33.3

Male

44.2

Female

Lexington Adults

There are 3,553 adults, (812 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female2,23149.14%
Male2,30950.86%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.95

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lexington Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lexington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 62.30%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,832

Average Earnings

$36,926

Average Male

$36,765

Average Female

Lexington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lexington Language

94.40% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 5.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.89% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

rate

14.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.22%

Male Poverty Rate

14.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Multiple, with 670.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is White, with 12.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.37%.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lexington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lexington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

223

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

Lexington Veterans by War

Lexington Veterans by Age

count

Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lexington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lexington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.65%

Born in Lexington

95.38%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.38% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 82.65% having been born in Missouri. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lexington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Lexington Population by Year