Lexington, Mississippi Population 2020

1,440

Lexington is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,440, it is the 130th largest city in Mississippi and the 8869th largest city in the United States. Lexington is currently declining at a rate of -1.91% annually and its population has decreased by -16.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,731 in 2010. Lexington reached it's highest population of 1,723 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Lexington has a population density of 596 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $53,533 with a poverty rate of 43.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $424 per month, and the median house value is $62,900. The median age in Lexington is 33.9 years, 31.9 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.2 males.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 79.98%
  • White: 19.92%
  • Two or more races: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lexington, Mississippi is 1,440, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,496.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,731.

Lexington, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,61479.98%
White40219.92%
Two or More Races20.10%

Lexington Population Pyramid 2020

Lexington Median Age

33.9


Total

31.9


Male

38.2


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 1,436 adults, (273 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

73.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

1,139

56.44%

Male

879

43.56%

Lexington Households and Families

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
Female69.3%30.7%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family63.7%36.3%
Male40.5%59.5%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6822.9667.7
Female2254.569.3
Non Family2151.0563.7
Married1582.6885.4
Male844.2440.5

3.73

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lexington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade675.40%
9th to 12th Grade16813.55%
High School Graduate54944.27%
Some College19715.89%
Associates Degree786.29%
Bachelors Degree1169.35%
Graduate Degree655.24%

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.03%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,228$31,667$32,426
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,625$$30,690
Some College$35,000$40,250$34,922
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$36,429

$32,228

Average Earnings

$31,667

Average Male

$32,426

Average Female

Lexington Language

Lexington Language by Age

Lexington Language

99.84% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 0.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.16% of the population.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,61183751.96%
White402358.71%

43.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

44.06%

Male Poverty Rate

42.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Black, with 51.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is White, with 8.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School57.87%
High School42.44%
Some College21.82%
Bachelors or Greater6.08%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.47%
Male Unemployed58.14%
Female Employed20.74%
Male Employed16.80%

Lexington Income

Lexington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,722$53,533
Families$31,486$64,663
Married Families$68,438-
Non Families$16,453$29,209

Lexington Marital Status

Lexington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

23.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.1%

Male Marriage Rate

21.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lexington Married by Age and Sex

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

Lexington Veterans

74

Number of Veterans

51

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam31
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War15
Korea8
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6424
65 to 7422
35 to 5413
75+8
18 to 347
Name Veterans % of Total
Black373.35%
White3711.28%

$Lexington Veterans by Education

36.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Employment Status

41.7%

Labor Force Participation

36.1%

Employment Rate

13.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lexington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

90.93%

Born in Mississippi

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 90.93% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,440-28-1.91%
20191,468-28-1.87%
20181,496-29-1.90%
20171,525-28-1.80%
20161,553-39-2.45%
20151,592-23-1.42%
20141,615-35-2.12%
20131,650-19-1.14%
20121,669-22-1.30%
20111,691-32-1.86%
20101,7230.00%