Lexington, South Carolina Population 2021

23,225
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Lexington is a city located in Lexington County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 23,225, it is the 25th largest city in South Carolina and the 1653rd largest city in the United States . Lexington is currently growing at a rate of 2.35% annually and its population has increased by 29.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,870 in 2010. Lexington reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 12 miles, Lexington has a population density of 1,962 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $88,165 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,066 per month, and the median house value is $190,500. The median age in Lexington is 36.2 years, 34.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 80.43%
  • Black or African American: 11.50%
  • Asian: 4.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.38%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.17%
The current population of Lexington, South Carolina is 23,225 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,157.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,870.

Lexington, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,15980.43%
Black or African American2,45311.50%
Asian9314.36%
Two or More Races5072.38%
Some Other Race1360.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1120.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.17%
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Lexington Population by Race

Lexington Population Pyramid $2021

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Lexington Median Age

36.2


Total

34.9


Male

37.5


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 15,754 adults, (2,642 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

10,226

47.93%

Male

11,108

52.07%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Female52.7%47.3%
All66.5%33.5%
Married84.1%15.9%
Male85.9%14.1%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9072.566.5
Married4,0023.1784.1
Non Family2,6371.342.5
Female9562.8652.7
Male3122.9385.9

3.07

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Lexington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4022.77%
9th to 12th Grade5423.73%
High School Graduate2,90219.98%
Some College2,91220.04%
Associates Degree1,4489.97%
Bachelors Degree3,87026.64%
Graduate Degree2,45216.88%
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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
White11,14810,6865,157
Black1,8371,586602
Hispanic660511183
Asian629556376
2+ Races23722931
Other Race996420
Islander4040
Native American1413

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 asian people with a rate of 59.78%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,051$54,869$40,179
Less Than 9th Grade$16,747$17,308$12,243
High School Graduate$30,369$36,364$21,133
Some College$47,175$54,339$33,291
Bachelors Degree$58,893$70,891$44,187
Graduate Degree$58,220$73,750$53,171

$49,051

Average Earnings

$54,869

Average Male

$40,179

Average Female

Lexington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington Language by Age

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Lexington Language

92.17% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 7.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.17% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,5181,2277.91%
Black1,90034017.89%
Multiple41211728.40%
Hispanic1,03811210.79%
Asian931414.40%
Other1271914.96%
Native3612.78%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.52%

Male Poverty Rate

10.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Multiple, with 28.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Native, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.42%.

Lexington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.61%
High School12.98%
Some College8.85%
Bachelors or Greater2.36%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed15.71%
Female Unemployed10.24%
Female Employed6.18%
Male Employed1.92%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,996$88,165
Families$92,938$103,360
Married Families$104,547-
Non Families$44,319$56,326
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Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lexington Marital Status by Race

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Lexington Marital Status

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1,714

Number of Veterans

1,520

Male Veterans

194

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War580
Second Gulf War546
Vietnam432
Korea147
World War II37

Lexington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54725
75+339
55 to 64264
65 to 74245
18 to 34141

Lexington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,37410.86%
Black23412.01%
2+ Races6323.08%
Hispanic629.06%
Asian335.04%
Other Race1010.10%

Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

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2.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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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53.21%

Born in Lexington

92.68%

Native Born

7.32%

Foreign Born

4.67%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.68% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 53.21% having been born in South Carolina. 4.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lexington Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,2255342.35%
202022,6915342.41%
201922,1575342.47%
201821,6233861.82%
201721,2372641.26%
201620,9733411.65%
201520,6322511.23%
201420,3813561.78%
201320,0253331.69%
201219,6924852.53%
201119,2076023.24%
201018,6058,8126.63%
20009,7936,50411.53%
19903,2890.00%

Lexington Population by Year