Lexington, Missouri Population 2021

4,536
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Lexington is a city located in Lafayette County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Lafayette County. With a 2020 population of 4,536, it is the 146th largest city in Missouri and the 5042nd largest city in the United States . Lexington is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -4.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,726 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Lexington has a population density of 868 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $68,842 with a poverty rate of 8.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $636 per month, and the median house value is $122,500. The median age in Lexington is 42.4 years, 42.1 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lexingtonwas:

  • White: 88.78%
  • Black or African American: 5.31%
  • Two or more races: 4.17%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lexington, Missouri is 4,536 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,536.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,726.

Lexington, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,04488.78%
Black or African American2425.31%
Two or More Races1904.17%
Asian461.01%
Some Other Race290.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.09%
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Lexington Population by Race

Lexington Population Pyramid $2021

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Lexington Median Age

42.4


Total

42.1


Male

42.7


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 3,630 adults, (895 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

2,353

51.66%

Male

2,202

48.34%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female42.6%57.4%
Non Family55.3%44.7%
All61.4%38.6%
Married69.2%30.8%
Male84.5%15.5%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9532.2161.4
Non Family9101.355.3
Married7253.0169.2
Female1762.7342.6
Male1423.2684.5

2.86

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Lexington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade952.80%
9th to 12th Grade2728.01%
High School Graduate1,44842.63%
Some College60317.75%
Associates Degree2136.27%
Bachelors Degree52215.37%
Graduate Degree2447.18%
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Lexington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1182,807673
Black135108
Hispanic1077878
Asian333315
Other Race29
Native American44

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 72.90%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,143$37,161$35,406
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$34,107$35,260$26,343
Some College$37,934$38,827$35,511
Bachelors Degree$53,636$81,346$49,231
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,143

Average Earnings

$37,161

Average Male

$35,406

Average Female

Lexington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington Language by Age

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Lexington Language

94.02% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 5.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,7833027.98%
Multiple1863317.74%
Hispanic1072927.10%
Other2929100.00%

8.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.68%

Male Poverty Rate

10.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is White, with 7.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.01%.

Lexington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.74%
Some College12.79%
High School8.53%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed5.42%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,483$68,842
Families$67,126$86,557
Married Families$77,383-
Non Families$31,786$45,239
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Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lexington Marital Status

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286

Number of Veterans

242

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
Second Gulf War94
First Gulf War72
Korea32
World War II

Lexington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5494
75+67
65 to 7456
55 to 6447
18 to 3422

Lexington Veterans by Age

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Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

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4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington Employment by Age

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Lexington Employment by Race

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Lexington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.54%

Born in Lexington

97.04%

Native Born

2.96%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

2.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.04% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 79.54% having been born in Missouri. 0.44% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,53610.02%
20204,53510.02%
20194,53410.02%
20184,533-17-0.37%
20174,550-8-0.18%
20164,558-21-0.46%
20154,579-8-0.17%
20144,587-38-0.82%
20134,625-37-0.79%
20124,662-30-0.64%
20114,692-33-0.70%
20104,7252720.59%
20004,453-407-0.87%
19904,860-203-0.41%
19805,063-325-0.62%
19705,3885431.07%
19604,845-229-0.46%
19505,074-267-0.51%
19405,3417461.52%
19304,595-100-0.22%
19204,695-547-1.10%
19105,2421,0522.27%
19004,190-347-0.79%
18904,5375411.28%
18803,996-377-0.90%
18704,3732510.59%
18604,1221,4244.33%
18502,6980.00%

Lexington Population by Year