Lexington, North Carolina Population 2022

18,993
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Lexington is a city located in Davidson County North Carolina. Lexington has a 2020 population of 18,993. Lexington is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 0.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,934 in 2010.

The average household income in Lexington is $42,194 with a poverty rate of 26.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $104,200. The median age in Lexington is 36 years, 33.5 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 56.81%
  • Black or African American: 30.46%
  • Two or more races: 4.56%
  • Asian: 3.84%
  • Other race: 3.76%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Lexington, North Carolina is 18,993 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,993.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,934.

Lexington, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,71556.81%
Black or African American5,74530.46%
Two or More Races8614.56%
Asian7253.84%
Some Other Race7093.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1000.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.03%
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Lexington Population by Race

Lexington Population Pyramid $2022

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Lexington Median Age

36


Total

33.5


Male

40.5


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 14,170 adults, (3,101 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

9,514

50.44%

Male

9,347

49.56%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female16.1%83.9%
Non Family32.2%67.8%
Male33.8%66.2%
All37%63%
Married56.8%43.2%

37.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4482.437
Non Family2,8411.2632.2
Married2,5203.1456.8
Female1,652316.1
Male4353.2233.8

2.95

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Lexington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0668.53%
9th to 12th Grade2,07116.57%
High School Graduate4,18833.51%
Some College2,81622.53%
Associates Degree7115.69%
Bachelors Degree1,0608.48%
Graduate Degree5864.69%
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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
White6,3615,0611,123
Black3,7752,871332
Hispanic1,49282083
Asian51043586
Other Race40622112
2+ Races2468922
Native American7546
Islander66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.65%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,821$25,343$21,652
Less Than 9th Grade$15,957$20,669$13,750
High School Graduate$23,947$26,657$18,871
Some College$25,355$25,089$25,487
Bachelors Degree$30,317$30,792$27,478
Graduate Degree$42,984$$43,508

$23,821

Average Earnings

$25,343

Average Male

$21,652

Average Female

Lexington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington Language by Age

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Lexington Language

82.55% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 17.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.97% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,1061,96724.27%
Black5,3411,67831.42%
Hispanic2,78866623.89%
Multiple68534550.36%
Other115NaN%
Asian725364.97%
Native851821.18%

26.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.08%

Male Poverty Rate

29.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Multiple, with 50.36% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.48%.

Lexington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.67%
High School19.08%
Some College18.80%
Bachelors or Greater17.83%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed46.10%
Female Unemployed40.95%
Female Employed17.13%
Male Employed11.47%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,938$42,194
Families$36,001$49,782
Married Families$53,519-
Non Families$20,301$27,302
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Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

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 55-64.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

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Lexington Marital Status

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820

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam344
First Gulf War108
Second Gulf War63
Korea59
World War II13

Lexington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54248
65 to 74237
75+171
55 to 64154
18 to 3410

Lexington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5766.77%
Black2014.77%
Hispanic442.46%
Asian193.35%
2+ Races164.68%
Islander6100.00%
Native American22.60%

Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

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21.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

47%

Employment Rate

11%

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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67.18%

Born in Lexington

89.91%

Native Born

10.09%

Foreign Born

6.44%

Non Citizen

3.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.91% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 67.18% having been born in North Carolina. 6.44% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202218,993200.11%
202118,973200.11%
202018,953200.11%
201918,933200.11%
201818,9131911.02%
201718,722-124-0.66%
201618,846-53-0.28%
201518,899-166-0.87%
201419,0652131.13%
201318,852-17-0.09%
201218,869-30-0.16%
201118,899-35-0.18%
201018,934-1,019-0.52%
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%

Lexington Population by Year