Lexington, Ohio Population 2024

4,844

Lexington is a city located in Morrow County and Richland County Ohio. Lexington has a 2024 population of 4,844. Lexington is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -0.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,852 in 2020.

The average household income in Lexington is $72,120 with a poverty rate of 12.99%. The median age in Lexington is 41.2 years: 41.5 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 97.94%
  • Black or African American: 1.82%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
4.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,189.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.16% (-8)
The current population of Lexington, Ohio is 4,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,852.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,85497.94%
Black or African American901.82%
Two or more races120.24%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Lexington Population by Race

Lexington Population Pyramid 2024

Lexington Median Age

41.2

Total

41.5

Male

40.8

Female

Lexington Adults

There are 3,756 adults, (902 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female2,52650.97%
Male2,43049.03%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9892.4566.933.1
Married1,0832.8977.422.6
Non Family7071.1753.646.4
Female1504.6442.757.3
Male494.491000

3.02

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lexington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1614.92%
Associates Degree58217.77%
Bachelors Degree53116.21%
Graduate Degree34210.44%
High School Graduate94028.7%
Less Than 9th Grade421.28%
Some College67720.67%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,1732,970873
Black90900
2+ Races12120

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.51%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,578$70,104$60,395
Graduate Degree$54,292$0$53,417
High School Graduate$31,563$44,279$26,902
Less Than 9th Grade$57,783$0$0
Overall$43,304$49,196$33,389
Some College$25,912$0$32,798

$43,304

Average Earnings

$49,196

Average Male

$33,389

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

96.86% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 3.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.82% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,76157912.16%
Black674871.64%

12.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.39%

Male Poverty Rate

15.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Black, with 71.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is White, with 12.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.43%.

Lexington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.69%
High School11.77%
Some College9.71%
Bachelors or Greater5.34%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.75%
Female Unemployed32.65%
Male Employed7.42%
Female Employed5.43%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$69,515$88,643
Households$58,191$72,120
Married Families$77,096$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,902$37,973

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lexington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

308

Number of Veterans

291

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War97
Vietnam89
Second Gulf War57
World War II8
Korea0

Lexington Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6490
65 to 7489
35 to 5486
75+25
18 to 3418

Lexington Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3088.43%

Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

4%

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

79.4%

Born in Lexington

97.88%

Native Born

2.12%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.88% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 79.4% having been born in Ohio. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lexington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,834-2-0.04%
20284,836-2-0.04%
20274,838-2-0.04%
20264,840-2-0.04%
20254,842-2-0.04%
20244,844-2-0.04%
20234,846-4-0.08%
20224,850-17-0.35%
20214,867150.31%
20204,8521603.41%
20194,692100.21%
20184,68270.15%
20174,675-13-0.28%
20164,688-13-0.28%
20154,701-17-0.36%
20144,718-15-0.32%
20134,733-13-0.27%
20124,746-17-0.36%
20114,763-32-0.67%
20104,79500%
20004,165410.99%
19904,1243017.87%
19803,82385128.63%
19702,972-1,862-38.52%

Lexington Population by Year