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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lexington was $23,416, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Lexington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lexington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $483. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,075.
Libraries in Lexington include Lexington County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington County Chronicle
Lexington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lexington political report.
The average commute time for Lexington workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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