Lexington, South Carolina Population 2020

22,323
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Lexington is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 22,323, it is the 25th largest city in South Carolina and the 1688th largest city in the United States. Lexington is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 24.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,870 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Lexington has a population density of 1,885 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $82,186 with a poverty rate of 8.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,063 per month, and the median house value is $183,300. The median age in Lexington is 36.5 years, 35.2 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 110.1 males.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 79.77%
  • Black or African American: 10.74%
  • Asian: 4.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.67%
  • Other race: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.48%
The current population of Lexington, South Carolina is 22,323, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,737.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,870.

Lexington, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,78379.77%
Black or African American2,25910.74%
Asian9544.53%
Two or More Races6773.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1420.67%
Some Other Race1250.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native1000.48%
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Lexington Population Pyramid 2020

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Lexington Median Age

36.5


Total

35.2


Male

38


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 15,686 adults, (2,465 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

10,013

47.59%

Male

11,027

52.41%

Lexington Households and Families

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
Male75.1%24.9%
All63.7%36.3%
Non Family42.4%57.6%
Female38.5%61.5%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9952.4363.7
Married3,6983.1385.8
Non Family2,8401.3142.4
Female1,0282.8138.5
Male4292.9875.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lexington Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3992.77%
9th to 12th Grade6344.40%
High School Graduate3,14421.82%
Some College2,93020.33%
Associates Degree1,1848.22%
Bachelors Degree3,82426.54%
Graduate Degree2,29615.93%
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Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,04710,5164,967
Black1,6561,377455
Hispanic633515213
Asian632566379
Multiple Races354344135
Other Race855513
Islander7538
Native American6657

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.97%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,948$51,576$40,166
Less Than High School$15,385$15,781$13,750
High School Grad$32,116$36,875$27,031
Some College$41,955$51,967$33,239
Bachelors Degree$54,124$69,078$42,128
Graduate Degree$57,104$68,125$53,329

$45,948

Average Earnings

$51,576

Average Male

$40,166

Average Female

Lexington Language

Lexington Language by Age

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Lexington Language

91.15% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 8.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.16% of the population.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,2031,0016.58%
Black1,69345626.93%
Multiple56315427.35%
Hispanic933555.89%
Asian954394.09%
Other11697.76%
Native10099.00%

8.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.54%

Male Poverty Rate

9.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Multiple, with 27.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Asian, with 4.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.00%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.57%
High School10.20%
Some College8.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.34%
Female Unemployed21.33%
Female Employed4.72%
Male Employed2.38%

Lexington Income

Lexington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,219$82,186
Families$82,344$95,237
Married Families$100,780-
Non Families$43,785$57,079
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Lexington Marital Status

Lexington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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 Veterans

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1,881

Number of Veterans

1,641

Male Veterans

240

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War579
Second Gulf War545
Vietnam543
Korea131
World War II55
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54750
55 to 64370
75+305
65 to 74270
18 to 34186
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,46911.73%
Black29416.53%
2 or More6516.97%
Hispanic599.02%
Asian284.31%
Indian1923.17%
Other67.06%

Lexington Veterans by Education

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6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Employment Status

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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51.26%

Born in South Carolina

92.21%

Native Born

7.79%

Foreign Born

5.14%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.21% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 51.26% having been born in South Carolina. 5.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,3232931.33%
201922,0302931.35%
201821,7374051.90%
201721,3322931.39%
201621,0393591.74%
201520,6802581.26%
201420,4223611.80%
201320,0613361.70%
201219,7254892.54%
201119,2366033.24%
201018,6338,8406.64%
20009,7936,50411.53%
19903,2890.00%