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Lexington is a city in Davidson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the site of the Revolutionary War battle.

The latitude of Lexington is 35.823N. The longitude is -80.253W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,385.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,226
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 165. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: barbecue, preferably pork shoulder, cooked slowly in pits heated with hickory wood
Well-known residents have included:
· Johnny Temple, baseball player
Local festivals include:
  • Davidson County Fair - Sept. 18-23, 2007
  • Barbecue Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lexington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Davidson County Historic Museum
Colleges and universities: Davidson County Community College
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 Davidson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greensboro-Winston-Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27295 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Lexington residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $15,310, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% 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 $331.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.


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Libraries in Lexington include Davidson County Public Library System, West Davidson Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington Dispatch

TV stations in Lexington include WTWB.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lexington workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lexington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Lexington include Comfort Suites Lexington, Country Hearth Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn Lexington, Super 8.

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