Lexington, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lexington, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 7,944 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 35.6554 and longitude -88.4107 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The City of Lexington (GNIS ID: 2404920) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lexington is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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, 2016.

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Lexington, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,944
Population in Households 7,772
Population in Familes 6,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 644
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 3,274
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,067
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,928 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,346 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 473 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $113,158
Average Home Value $140,210


Median Household Income $35,599
Average Household Income $52,011
Per Capita Income $21,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.48%
Households 0.54% 0.4%
Families 0.25% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lexington, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 75 83rd
Population Density1 # 165 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 79 82nd
Median Household Income # 265 38th
Per Capita Income # 172 60th

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