Lexington, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lexington, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington had a population of 4,819 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Lexington, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,819
Population in Households 4,620
Population in Familes 3,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density1 922
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,883
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,207 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 675 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $89,803
Average Home Value $122,061


Median Household Income $43,951
Average Household Income $53,964
Per Capita Income $22,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.01%
Households 0.14% -0.11%
Families 0.34% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 147 86th
Population Density1 # 437 58th
Diversity Index2 # 152 85th
Median Household Income # 426 59th
Per Capita Income # 460 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.