Lexington, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Lexington had a population of 10,220 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 10,220
Daytime Population: Workers 3,164
Daytime Population: Residents 5,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,191
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 10,084
Population in Familes 8,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density2 2,271
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $42,678
Average Household Income $53,070
Per Capita Income $16,702


Total Housing Units 3,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,909 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,254 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $90,340
Average Home Value $109,275


Total Households 3,162
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 2,273
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.01% -0.25%
Households -0.08% -0.29%
Families -0.28% -0.39%
Median Household Income   4.19%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

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, 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 # 17 97th
Population Density # 28 95th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 459 21st
Per Capita Income # 575 1st

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