Lexington, VA

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Population

7,113

1.09% growth

Median Age

21.6


Median Household Income

$37,309

8.25% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

2,257

0.267% growth

Median Property Value

$252,500

9.54% growth

About

In 2017, Lexington, VA had a population of 7.11k people with a median age of 21.6 and a median household income of $37,309. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lexington, VA grew from 7,036 to 7,113, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $34,464 to $37,309, a 8.25% increase.

The population of Lexington, VA is 79.8% White Alone, 8.73% Black or African American Alone, and 4.82% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lexington, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lexington, VA are Washington and Lee University (716 degrees awarded in 2016) and Virginia Military Institute (382 degrees).

The median property value in Lexington, VA is $252,500, and the homeownership rate is 59.3%. Most people in Lexington, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lexington, VA is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lexington, VA employs 2.26k people. The largest industries in Lexington, VA are Educational Services (621 people), Accommodation & Food Services (331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (177 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,004), Public Administration ($50,778), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($39,875).

Median household income in Lexington, VA is $37,309. Males in Lexington, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Lexington, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,309

2017 value

± $8,201

8.25%

1 Year Growth

± 32.5%

Households in Lexington, VA have a median annual income of $37,309, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,464 in 2016, which represents a 8.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lexington, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9305

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lexington, VA was Census Tract 9305 with a value of $37,309, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lexington, VA (764 out of 3.57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    584 ± 215

  2. Black

    142 ± 132

  3. Hispanic

    39 ± 96

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lexington, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.26k

2017 Value

± 346

0.267%

1 Year growth

± 21.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lexington, VA grew at a rate of 0.267%, from 2.25k employees to 2.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lexington, VA, are Management Occupations (339 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (326 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lexington, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lexington, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (339 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (326 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (272 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lexington, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.36 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.99 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lexington, VA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,917), Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($55,368), and Management Occupations ($50,524).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.26k

2017 Value

± 346

0.267%

1 Year growth

± 21.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lexington, VA grew at a rate of 0.267%, from 2.25k employees to 2.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lexington, VA, are Educational Services (621 people), Accommodation & Food Services (331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (177 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lexington, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lexington, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lexington, VA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (621 people), Accommodation & Food Services (331 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (177 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lexington, VA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.97 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.93 times), and Information (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lexington, VA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,004), Public Administration ($50,778), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($39,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.6% of the population of Lexington, VA has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 6.49% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 26.1% on non-group plans, and 5.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lexington, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Lexington, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Virginia in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.43%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

6.49%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

26.1%

Non-Group

5.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lexington, VA declined by 26.5% from 7.38% to 5.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lexington, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lexington, VA is home to a population of 7.11k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lexington, VA residents were born outside of the country (290 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lexington, VA is composed of 5.68k White Alone residents (79.8%), 621 Black or African American Alone residents (8.73%), 343 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.82%), 310 Asian Alone residents (4.36%), 162 Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lexington, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

24

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lexington, VA was 21.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 24. But people in Lexington, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lexington, VA residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    290 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lexington, VA residents (290 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lexington, VA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Lexington, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lexington, VA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.68k ± 252

  2. Black or African American Alone

    621 ± 156

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    343 ± 211

In 2017, there were 9.14 times more White Alone residents (5.68k people) in Lexington, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 621 Black or African American Alone and 343 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lexington, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lexington, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lexington, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lexington, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    63 ± 52

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    29 ± 36

  3. Korea

    29 ± 38

Lexington, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lexington, VA awarded 1,098 degrees. The student population of Lexington, VA is skewed towards men, with 2,645 male students and 1,228 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lexington, VA are White (896 and 84.6%), followed by Asian (46 and 4.34%), Black or African American (35 and 3.31%), and Hispanic or Latino (31 and 2.93%).

The largest universities in Lexington, VA by number of degrees awarded are Washington and Lee University (716 and 65.2%) and Virginia Military Institute (382 and 34.8%).

The most popular majors in Lexington, VA are General Economics (113 and 10.3%), Law (93 and 8.47%), and General Civil Engineering (70 and 6.38%).

The median tuition costs in Lexington, VA are $47,280 for private four year colleges, and $8,461 and $32,770 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 113 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lexington, VA was General Civil Engineering with 70 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lexington, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 716 degrees awarded

  2. 382 degrees awarded

$8,461

Median In-State Public

$47,280

Median Private

In 2016, the Lexington, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington and Lee University with 716 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

701

Degrees Awarded to Men

397

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 701 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lexington, VA, which is 1.77 times more than the 397 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    896 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lexington, VA were to White students. These 896 degrees mean that there were 19.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lexington, VA was $252,500 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $230,500 to $252,500, a 9.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Lexington, VA is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lexington, VA have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lexington, VA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,309

Median Household Income

± $8,201

1.94k

Number of Households

± 308

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.94k households in Lexington, VA grew to $37,309 from the previous year's value of $34,464.

The following chart displays the households in Lexington, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$252,500

2017 Median

± $67,930

$230,500

2016 Median

± $60,299

In 2017, the median property value in Lexington, VA grew to to $252,500 from the previous year's value of $230,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lexington, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lexington, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lexington, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lexington, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

59.3%

2017 Homeownership

56.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.3% of the housing units in Lexington, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lexington, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lexington, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lexington, VA have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lexington, VA have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% of the workforce in Lexington, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    52.8%

  2. Walked

    36.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lexington, VA was Drove Alone (52.8%), followed by those who Walked (36.2%) and those who Worked At Home (5.76%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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