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Lexington is a city in Dawson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the Battle of Lexington during the Revolution.

The latitude of Lexington is 40.780N. The longitude is -99.741W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,392 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,113.


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Median household income
Local
$38,098
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 Platte River.
Former and merged names include:
· Plum Creek
Began as a frontier trading post

The Plum Creek Massacre took place near town on Aug. 7, 1864

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Dawson County Fair - Aug 14-19, 2007
  • Plum Creek Rodeo - July 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lexington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Dawson County Historical Museum, Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with 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 Dawson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68850 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Lexington residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $14,148, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% 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 $358.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.


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Libraries

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

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Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington Clipper-Herald

TV stations in Lexington include KLNE.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLNE-FM.

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Politics

Dawson 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 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 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 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Lexington include Comfort Inn Lexington, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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