Lexington, North Carolina Population 2020

18,669

Lexington is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 18,669, it is the 52nd largest city in North Carolina and the 1948th largest city in the United States. Lexington is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -1.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,931 in 2010. Lexington reached it's highest population of 19,953 in 2000. Spanning over 18 miles, Lexington has a population density of 1,038 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $39,648 with a poverty rate of 30.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $106,000. The median age in Lexington is 36.4 years, 34 years for males, and 39.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 58.00%
  • Black or African American: 30.17%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Other race: 3.83%
  • Asian: 3.24%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lexington, North Carolina is 18,669, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,917.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,931.

Lexington, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,96058.00%
Black or African American5,70130.17%
Two or More Races8114.29%
Some Other Race7233.83%
Asian6123.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native900.48%

Lexington Population Pyramid 2020

Lexington Median Age

36.4


Total

34


Male

39.9


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 14,108 adults, (3,142 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

9,746

51.57%

Male

9,151

48.43%

Lexington Households and Families

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.7%45.3%
All36.8%63.2%
Non Family32.4%67.6%
Male20%80%
Female18.9%81.1%

36.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2542.4636.8
Non Family2,6501.2632.4
Married2,6253.1954.7
Female1,5243.0618.9
Male4553.2420

2.99

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lexington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1099.01%
9th to 12th Grade1,95615.89%
High School Graduate4,16133.81%
Some College2,52720.53%
Associates Degree7335.96%
Bachelors Degree1,1759.55%
Graduate Degree6455.24%

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,6425,2441,242
Black3,5532,626362
Hispanic1,35981497
Other Race41626331
Asian39936390
Multiple Races2268929
Native American6846

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,016$25,413$18,802
Less Than High School$14,888$15,598$14,603
High School Grad$21,317$25,198$15,931
Some College$22,239$27,563$21,232
Bachelors Degree$27,065$39,813$25,050
Graduate Degree$31,838$31,391$37,596

$22,016

Average Earnings

$25,413

Average Male

$18,802

Average Female

Lexington Language

Lexington Language by Age

Lexington Language

83.85% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 16.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.14% of the population.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,4532,19025.91%
Black5,1982,09540.30%
Hispanic2,63465724.94%
Multiple63541565.35%
Other72217624.38%
Native741621.62%

30.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.90%

Male Poverty Rate

33.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Multiple, with 65.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Native, with 21.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.84%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.32%
High School23.69%
Bachelors or Greater22.20%
Some College18.49%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed55.60%
Female Unemployed54.10%
Female Employed20.97%
Male Employed12.85%

Lexington Income

Lexington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,669$39,648
Families$33,602$46,548
Married Families$47,834-
Non Families$20,458$25,691

Lexington Marital Status

Lexington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

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 55-64.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

Lexington Veterans

813

Number of Veterans

763

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam296
First Gulf War136
Korea86
Second Gulf War53
World War II30
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54264
65 to 74220
75+209
55 to 64112
18 to 348
Name Veterans % of Total
White5966.82%
Black1824.44%
Hispanic301.83%
Asian204.42%
2 or More134.98%
Indian22.90%

$Lexington Veterans by Education

22.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Employment Status

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.9%

Employment Rate

13.8%

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

67.32%

Born in North Carolina

89.69%

Native Born

10.31%

Foreign Born

7.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.69% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 67.32% having been born in North Carolina. 7.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,669-124-0.66%
201918,793-124-0.66%
201818,9172011.07%
201718,716-124-0.66%
201618,840-49-0.26%
201518,889-162-0.85%
201419,0512151.14%
201318,836-15-0.08%
201218,851-28-0.15%
201118,879-39-0.21%
201018,918-1,035-0.53%
200019,9533,3721.87%
199016,5818700.54%
198015,711-1,494-0.90%
197017,2051,1120.67%
196016,0932,5221.72%
195013,5713,0212.55%
194010,5508980.89%
19309,6524,3986.27%
19205,2541,0912.35%
19104,1630.00%