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Lexington is a town in Lexington County, in the Columbia metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington.

The latitude of Lexington is 33.981N. The longitude is -81.236W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 394 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,746.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$53,865
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lexington demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fun Fest - Sept. 21-22, 2007
  • Carolina Q Cup - Oct. 26-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lexington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lexington County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lexington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lexington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Columbia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29072 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Lexington residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lexington ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lexington was $23,416, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Lexington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lexington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $483.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,075.


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Libraries in Lexington include Lexington County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington County Chronicle

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Politics

Lexington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lexington political report.

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The average commute time for Lexington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lexington include Comfort Inn Lexington, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada.

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