Lexington, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lexington, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Lexington had a population of 10,320 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 40.7781 and longitude -99.7463 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,392 feet.

The City of Lexington (GNIS ID: 2395698) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson 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, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,320
Population in Households 10,184
Population in Familes 8,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 2,294
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 3,193
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 2,309
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,887 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,305 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $87,670
Average Home Value $105,032


Median Household Income $42,858
Average Household Income $51,306
Per Capita Income $16,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.05%
Households 0.07% -0.01%
Families -0.08% -0.04%
Median Household Income   4.13%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska 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 # 17 97th
Population Density1 # 26 96th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 417 28th
Per Capita Income # 575 1st

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