Latest Data (2018)
Population 18,917
Nationwide Rank 1914

Quick Facts

Lexington, North Carolina is the 1,914th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Lexington, North Carolina is a city.

Lexington, North Carolina is currently 5.0% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Lexington, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 88% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lexington, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1904 McKeesport, Pennsylvania 19,115 -20.0%
1905 Mesquite, Nevada 19,079 97.6%
1906 Twinsburg, Ohio 19,068 11.7%
1907 Sylvania, Ohio 19,030 0.0%
1908 Whitehall, Ohio 19,011 -0.9%
1909 Durango, Colorado 18,985 30.7%
1910 Westbrook, Maine 18,974 17.5%
1911 Bellaire, Texas 18,966 20.2%
1912 Erlanger, Kentucky 18,946 13.4%
1913 Foley, Alabama 18,928 116.8%
1914 Lexington, North Carolina 18,917 -5.0%
1915 Fox Crossing, Wisconsin 18,911
1916 Alice, Texas 18,887 -0.6%
1917 Homewood, Illinois 18,885 -3.3%
1918 Alsip, Illinois 18,880 -4.1%
1919 Seminole, Florida 18,866 1.1%
1920 Altoona, Iowa 18,844 80.3%
1921 Farmington, Missouri 18,843 34.7%
1922 Bellwood, Illinois 18,839 -8.1%
1923 Madisonville, Kentucky 18,833 -2.5%
1924 Springboro, Ohio 18,794 48.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%
1740 Carrboro 21,314 20.3%
1771 Lumberton 20,840 -1.3%
1790 Clemmons 20,563 29.9%
1812 Havelock 20,232 -9.9%
1824 Kinston 20,083 -15.6%
1832 Shelby 20,038 -3.8%
1867 Boone 19,562 44.5%
1914 Lexington 18,917 -5.0%
1991 Lenoir 17,938 -1.0%
2038 Elizabeth City 17,558 1.8%
2049 Knightdale 17,423 176.0%
2121 Morganton 16,555 -4.9%
2149 Pinehurst 16,320 66.3%
2167 Waxhaw 16,181 424.6%
2169 Mount Holly 16,135 66.7%
2175 Albemarle 16,106 0.5%
2176 Harrisburg 16,075 242.3%
2199 Stallings 15,892 120.5%
2208 Hope Mills 15,800 29.6%
2228 Mebane 15,589 104.0%
2275 Graham 15,086 14.0%
2281 Laurinburg 15,033 -5.8%
2288 Henderson 14,936 -8.6%
2295 Eden 14,870 -6.1%
2331 Roanoke Rapids 14,495 -14.6%
2362 Southern Pines 14,277 28.4%
2377 Hendersonville 14,107 23.3%
2392 Reidsville 14,013 -4.3%
2395 Lewisville 13,999 19.4%
2518 Newton 13,129 3.2%
2554 Davidson 12,921 77.9%
2590 Smithfield 12,669 14.7%
2614 Belmont 12,495 40.4%
2704 Spring Lake 12,005 -3.9%
2725 Elon 11,851 73.8%
2788 Archdale 11,502 26.4%
2827 Summerfield 11,278 64.0%
2879 Weddington 10,949 61.6%
2880 Lincolnton 10,945 8.3%
2883 Kings Mountain 10,933 6.2%
2900 Tarboro 10,844 -3.3%
3028 Mount Airy 10,260 -5.6%
3058 Waynesville 10,112 5.5%
3113 Winterville 9,845 102.4%
3142 Dunn 9,718 4.5%
3160 Morehead City 9,600 21.7%
3168 Washington 9,536 -1.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 18,917 1,914
2017 18,775 1,919
2016 19,105 1,883
2015 19,326 1,847
2014 19,257 1,838
2013 18,993 1,851
2012 18,936 1,844
2011 18,942 1,817
2010 18,931 1,799
2009 20,213 1,695
2008 20,213 1,689
2007 20,084 1,679
2006 20,043 1,662
2005 20,091 1,642
2004 20,201 1,622
2003 20,235 1,605
2002 19,992 1,612
2001 19,866 1,611
2000 19,922 1,595
1990 19,319 1,416