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Lexington, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 4,780 as of July 1, 2017. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 39.1803 and longitude -93.869 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 853 feet.

The City of Lexington (GNIS ID: 2395697) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 Township of Lexington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette 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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,780
Daytime Population: Workers 2,039
Daytime Population: Residents 2,497
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,536
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 4,582
Population in Familes 3,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density2 914
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $47,618
Average Household Income $57,838
Per Capita Income $23,692


Total Housing Units 2,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,178 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 692 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $97,481
Average Home Value $131,886


Total Households 1,870
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,215
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.16% 0.0%
Households 0.02% -0.11%
Families 0.16% -0.2%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Lexington, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 148 86th
Population Density # 427 59th
Diversity Index # 150 85th
Median Household Income # 392 62nd
Per Capita Income # 425 59th

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