Lexington is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 18,933 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Lexington is the 45th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lexington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.83% of the Lexington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lexington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lexington who work in food service (11.35%), office and administrative support (9.01%), and sales jobs (7.85%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lexington rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.17% of adults 25 and older in Lexington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lexington in 2018 was $16,954, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,816 for a family of four.
Lexington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lexington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lexington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lexington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lexington include German, Irish, Scottish, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lexington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.