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Lexington, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 7,963 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 7,963
Daytime Population: Workers 7,524
Daytime Population: Residents 5,284
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,808
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 7,791
Population in Familes 6,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density2 646
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $38,478
Average Household Income $56,348
Per Capita Income $23,543


Total Housing Units 3,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,962 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,318 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $113,051
Average Home Value $144,419


Total Households 3,280
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,075
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 0.59% 0.43%
Households 0.49% 0.37%
Families 0.27% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 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 # 75 83rd
Population Density # 161 63rd
Diversity Index # 84 81st
Median Household Income # 241 44th
Per Capita Income # 158 63rd

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