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Lexington is an independent city.

It is the county seat.

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

The latitude of Lexington is 37.783N. The longitude is -79.443W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,063 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,076.


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Median household income
Local
$28,982
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lexington demographic reports
Lexington is on the Maury River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson
· Pat Robertson, evangelist
Local festivals include:
  • Lee-Jackson Day - Jan. 13, 2007
  • Rockbridge Community Festival - Aug. 25, 2007
  • Old Time Music Jam - Dec. 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lexington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chessie Nature Trail, Jefferson National Forest, Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area
Lexington attractions: Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge Zoo, Boxerwood Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Stonewall Jackson House, George C Marshall Museum, Lee Chapel and Museum, Military Memorabilia Museum, Virginia Military Institute Museum
Colleges and universities: Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University
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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Ancestry & family history

15% of Lexington residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

43% of Lexington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Lexington include Lexington Historic District, Virginia Military Institute Historic District, Washington and Lee University Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lexington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $982.


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Libraries in Lexington include Rockbridge Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington News-Gazette

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMRL.

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Lexington City supported John Kerry 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 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lexington include Best Western Inn at Hunt Ridge, Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center, Country Inn & Suites Lexington, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Lexington, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Howard Johnson Inn, Red Carpet Inn Lexington, Super 8, Wingate Inn.

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