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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.
The Plum Creek Massacre took place near town on Aug. 7, 1864
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.
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.
11% 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 $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.
Libraries in Lexington include Lexington Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington Clipper-Herald
TV stations in Lexington include KLNE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLNE-FM.
Dawson 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 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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