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Lexington is 9th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 18,936 48th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 18.0 45th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,053 98th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 28th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.6% 68th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.1% 60th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 70.1% 143rd 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 12.0% 135th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 54.7% 111th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 28.4% 45th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 25th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.9% 27th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 134th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 30th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.3% 9th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 49.8% 115th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.9% 81st 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.1% 44th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 8,938 42nd 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.1% 41st 17.0% 25.9%
Households 7,999 42nd 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 46.0% 133rd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $107,600 121st $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.3 120th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $18,033 121st $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $29,522 128th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 25.5% 23rd 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lexington Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,790 48th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $515,404 42nd $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $25,662 45th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $64,639 40th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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