Lexington, North Carolina Population 2024

19,657

Lexington is a city located in Davidson County North Carolina. Lexington has a 2024 population of 19,657. It is also the county seat of Davidson County.Lexington is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually and its population has decreased by -0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,666 in 2020.

The average household income in Lexington is $54,058 with a poverty rate of 21.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lexington is 38.6 years, 40.9 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 49.05%
  • Black or African American: 31.08%
  • Two or more races: 11.09%
  • Other race: 5.07%
  • Asian: 3.56%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
18.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,093.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.05% (-9)
The current population of Lexington, North Carolina is 19,657 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,666.

Lexington, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,61149.05%
Black or African American6,09031.08%
Two or more races2,17411.09%
Other race9945.07%
Asian6973.56%
Native American250.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.02%
showing: 7 rows

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 2024

Lexington Median Age

38.6

Total

40.9

Male

35.9

Female

Lexington Adults

There are 15,174 adults, (2,836 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female9,89550.5%
Male9,70049.5%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7512.4139.860.2
Married2,6683.0159.740.3
Non Family2,5861.253565
Female1,8523.0121.878.2
Male6452.9228.271.8
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2.91

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

39.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lexington Households and Families

Male

Female

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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

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,463

Average Earnings

$31,332

Average Male

$30,135

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

82.66% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 17.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.02% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,1791,56619.15%
Black5,9241,07918.21%
Hispanic3,15780425.47%
Multiple2,09869833.27%
Asian69725436.44%
Other99214014.11%
Native11436.36%
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21.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.24%

Male Poverty Rate

22.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Asian, with 36.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Other, with 14.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.84%.

Lexington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.74%
High School18.27%
Some College11.65%
Bachelors or Greater6.28%
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Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed56.96%
Male Unemployed40.8%
Male Employed8.83%
Female Employed8.52%
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Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

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 55-64.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lexington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,199

Number of Veterans

1,083

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

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Lexington Veterans by War

count

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Lexington Veterans by Age

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Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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

68.18%

Born in Lexington

89.15%

Native Born

10.85%

Foreign Born

5.72%

Non Citizen

5.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.15% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 68.18% having been born in North Carolina. 5.72% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,602-11-0.06%
202819,613-11-0.06%
202719,624-11-0.06%
202619,635-11-0.06%
202519,646-11-0.06%
202419,657-11-0.06%
202319,668-11-0.06%
202219,679-11-0.06%
202119,690240.12%
202019,6665723%
201919,0941370.72%
201818,9572001.07%
201718,757-116-0.61%
201618,873-38-0.2%
201518,911-163-0.85%
201419,0742141.13%
201318,860-12-0.06%
201218,872-28-0.15%
201118,900-35-0.18%
201018,935-1,018-5.1%
200019,9533,37220.34%
199016,5818705.54%
198015,711-1,494-8.68%
197017,2051,1126.91%
196016,0932,52218.58%
195013,5713,02128.64%
194010,5508989.3%
19309,6524,39883.71%
19205,2541,09126.21%
19104,163
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Lexington Population by Year