Lexington, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lexington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 7,357 as of July 1, 2017. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 37.7823 and longitude -79.4443 in Lexington (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Lexington (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of Lexington (GNIS ID: 1789071) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lexington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lexington: Shrine of the South.

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Lexington, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,357
Daytime Population: Workers 6,245
Daytime Population: Residents 3,648
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,893
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 4,624
Population in Familes 2,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,733
Population Density2 2,946
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $39,118
Average Household Income $57,904
Per Capita Income $21,473


Total Housing Units 2,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,120 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,207 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 342 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $257,166
Average Home Value $307,878


Total Households 2,327
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 1,049
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.41%
Households 0.55% 0.71%
Families 0.28% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Lexington, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 158 74th
Population Density # 94 84th
Diversity Index # 374 37th
Median Household Income # 457 23rd
Per Capita Income # 453 24th

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