Lexington, Virginia Population 2020

7,122
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Lexington is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 7,122, it is the 50th largest city in Virginia and the 3910th largest city in the United States. Lexington is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually but its population has increased by 1.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,042 in 2010. Lexington reached it's highest population of 7,597 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Lexington has a population density of 2,850 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $57,050 with a poverty rate of 21.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $809 per month, and the median house value is $203,600. The median age in Lexington is 21.7 years, 21.2 years for males, and 23.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 122.2 males.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 86.72%
  • Black or African American: 6.41%
  • Asian: 3.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lexington, Virginia is 7,122, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,136.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,042.

Lexington, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,16686.72%
Black or African American4566.41%
Asian2643.71%
Two or More Races2243.15%
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Lexington Population Pyramid 2020

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Lexington Median Age

21.7


Total

21.2


Male

23.8


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 6,483 adults, (1,114 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

32.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

3,200

45.01%

Male

3,910

54.99%

Lexington Households and Families

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All52.9%47.1%
Male46.9%53.1%
Non Family43.4%56.6%
Female33.5%66.5%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9841.9352.9
Non Family1,1041.3143.4
Married6662.7174.3
Female1822.6733.5
Male322.7846.9

2.64

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lexington Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1184.27%
9th to 12th Grade1595.76%
High School Graduate72126.11%
Some College54419.70%
Associates Degree1284.64%
Bachelors Degree65723.80%
Graduate Degree43415.72%
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Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,3592,1081,014
Black21919343
Hispanic86867
Asian818127
Multiple Races1616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.98%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,918$44,890$24,000
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$14,321$22,024$9,476
Some College$36,948$42,969$34,023
Bachelors Degree$28,426$49,188$17,031
Graduate Degree$69,911$68,571$70,586

$34,918

Average Earnings

$44,890

Average Male

$24,000

Average Female

Lexington Language

Lexington Language by Age

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Lexington Language

95.92% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 4.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.03% of the population.

Lexington Poverty

Lexington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,15556818.00%
Black33018957.27%
Hispanic1923920.31%
Asian1113027.03%

21.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.46%

Male Poverty Rate

25.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Black, with 57.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is White, with 18.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.75%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.11%
High School11.19%
Bachelors or Greater11.08%
Some College9.88%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed23.93%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed6.74%

Lexington Income

Lexington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,466$57,050
Families$69,677$83,681
Married Families$78,889-
Non Families$23,279$35,047
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Lexington Marital Status

Lexington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

18.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

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 45-54, 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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242

Number of Veterans

212

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam89
First Gulf War41
Second Gulf War25
World War II5
Korea2
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Age Group Veterans
75+67
65 to 7461
55 to 6459
35 to 5430
18 to 3425
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2103.80%
Black327.41%

Lexington Veterans by Education

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13.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Employment Status

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37%

Labor Force Participation

34.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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43.18%

Born in Virginia

95.57%

Native Born

4.43%

Foreign Born

1.80%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.57% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 43.18% having been born in Virginia. 1.80% 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
20207,122-7-0.10%
20197,129-7-0.10%
20187,136540.76%
20177,082-7-0.10%
20167,089-34-0.48%
20157,12320.03%
20147,121-22-0.31%
20137,1431321.88%
20127,011480.69%
20116,963-77-1.09%
20107,0401730.25%
20006,867-92-0.13%
19906,959-333-0.47%
19807,292-305-0.41%
19707,597600.08%
19607,5371,5612.35%
19505,9762,0624.32%
19403,9141620.42%
19303,7528822.72%
19202,870-61-0.21%
19102,931-272-0.88%
19003,2031440.46%
18903,0592880.99%
18802,771-102-0.36%
18702,8730.00%