Lexington, Virginia Population 2021

7,744
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Lexington is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 7,744, it is the 47th largest city in Virginia and the 3712th largest city in the United States . Lexington is currently growing at a rate of 1.96% annually and its population has increased by 9.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,042 in 2010. Lexington reached it's highest population of 7,744 in 2021. Spanning over 3 miles, Lexington has a population density of 3,099 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lexington is $57,639 with a poverty rate of 27.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $788 per month, and the median house value is $235,700. The median age in Lexington is 22.3 years, 21.6 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

Lexington Demographics

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

  • White: 83.73%
  • Black or African American: 8.80%
  • Asian: 3.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lexington, Virginia is 7,744 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,297.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,042.

Lexington, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,06383.73%
Black or African American6378.80%
Asian2503.45%
Two or More Races2052.83%
Some Other Race861.19%
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Lexington Population by Race

Lexington Population Pyramid $2021

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Lexington Median Age

22.3


Total

21.6


Male

33.6


Female

Lexington Adults

There are 6,592 adults, (1,128 of whom are seniors) in Lexington.

Lexington Age Dependency

32.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lexington Sex Ratio

Female

3,129

43.21%

Male

4,112

56.79%

Lexington Population by Age

Lexington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lexington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All52.4%47.6%
Male48.4%51.6%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Female34.4%65.6%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lexington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1582.0252.4
Non Family1,2891.4345.2
Married6452.8471.8
Female1602.9134.4
Male643.3348.4

2.84

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

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Lexington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade882.76%
9th to 12th Grade1855.80%
High School Graduate69821.88%
Some College58218.24%
Associates Degree1474.61%
Bachelors Degree89728.12%
Graduate Degree59318.59%
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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
White2,5362,3121,268
Black402353106
Hispanic14214292
Other Race868686
Asian676712
2+ Races3131

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Lexington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,938$45,694$
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$13,074$21,092$9,824
Some College$37,907$43,173$33,025
Bachelors Degree$31,907$36,066$16,278
Graduate Degree$57,292$73,387$53,884

$35,938

Average Earnings

$45,694

Average Male

$

Average Female

Lexington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lexington Language by Age

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Lexington Language

93.84% of Lexington residents speak only English, while 6.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.74% of the population.

Lexington Language

Lexington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,46880023.07%
Black49519940.20%
Hispanic24412752.05%
Other867486.05%
Asian1043432.69%
Multiple3131100.00%

27.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.78%

Male Poverty Rate

26.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lexington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lexington is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lexington is White, with 23.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.36%.

Lexington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater23.83%
Less Than 9th Grade21.49%
Some College17.38%
High School15.22%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed27.75%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed5.17%

Lexington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lexington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,632$57,639
Families$71,551$84,371
Married Families$79,583-
Non Families$25,392$39,375
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Income by Household Type

Lexington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

21.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

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 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 Marital Status

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293

Number of Veterans

241

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam102
Second Gulf War58
First Gulf War49
World War II4
Korea4

Lexington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7488
18 to 3458
55 to 6457
75+53
35 to 5437

Lexington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2524.63%
Black416.71%
Hispanic92.63%

Lexington Veterans by Race

Lexington Veterans by Education

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15.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lexington Veterans by Education

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38.8%

Labor Force Participation

37.4%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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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40.24%

Born in Lexington

95.35%

Native Born

4.65%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

2.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.35% of Lexington residents were born in the United States, with 40.24% having been born in Virginia. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lexington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,7441491.96%
20207,5951492.00%
20197,4461492.04%
20187,2971432.00%
20177,15460.08%
20167,148-14-0.20%
20157,162370.52%
20147,125-21-0.29%
20137,1461281.82%
20127,018460.66%
20116,972-71-1.01%
20107,0431760.25%
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%

Lexington Population by Year