Lexington, NC

19,089 Population
18 square miles 1,061.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
1,061.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
61.7%
was 57.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.9%
was 11.3%
 
Percent Under 18
27.1%
was 27.5%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.2%
was 14.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
30.8%
was 29.9%
 
Median Household Income
$27,437
was $28,235
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.5
48
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 5.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
403.3
was 448.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,231.6
was 3,358.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
8,164
was 8,393
 
Median Rent
$641
was $640
 
Total Building Permits
162
was 21
 
Occupied Housing Units
7,017
was 7,183
 
Homeownership Rate
36.4%
was 38.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
12
was 21
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
454.1
was 466.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.4%
was 21.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
150
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
18.6
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
8.5
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.0%
was 97.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
63.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.3%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
70.8%
was 69.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
14.1%
was 14.5%
 

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