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Lexington, Nebraska - Basic Facts

Lexington is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lexington.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dawson County at latitude 40.7808 and longitude -99.7415. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,392 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map) encompass a land area of 4.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Lexington, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,273
Population in Households 10,136
Population in Familes 8,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 2,283
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 3,182
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 2,306
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,915 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,267 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $82,743
Average Home Value $92,811


Median Household Income $45,331
Average Household Income $51,877
Per Capita Income $16,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% 0.06%
Households 0.01% 0.08%
Families -0.14% 0.02%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.17%
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, 2014 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 # 24 96th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 361 38th
Per Capita Income # 572 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.