Lexington, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Lexington, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 10,230 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.7808 and longitude -99.7415 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.

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Lexington, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,230
Population in Households 10,094
Population in Familes 8,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density2 2,274
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $44,377
Average Household Income $55,707
Per Capita Income $17,567


Total Housing Units 3,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,813 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,357 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $98,570
Average Home Value $119,112


Total Households 3,170
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 2,281
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% -0.26%
Households -0.04% -0.3%
Families -0.21% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2018 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 # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 445 23rd
Per Capita Income # 574 1st

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