Lexington, Alabama

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Lexington, Alabama

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High Points

Lexington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lexington Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Lexington Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 15% Lexington Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 19% Lexington Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Lexington, Alabama

Comparing Lexington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 8
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
Median Family Income 5 6
College Educated Adults 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 4 7
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 4
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Lexington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NW of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lauderdale
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 35648
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.969
Longitude -87.371

Lexington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station MOULTON 2
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches
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Lexington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 840 100%
Male 386 46%
Female 454 54%
Under 18 183 21.8%
18+ 657 78.2%
65+ 159 18.9%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.86
White 834 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Lexington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 830
Growth -10
Growth % -1.2%

Lexington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 46.3%
English 13.5%
Irish 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
German 7%
European 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Dutch 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
British 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Polish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lexington 840 $38,500
Anderson 354 $30,962
Courtland 769 $36,000
Killen 1,119 $47,596
Leighton 849 $28,036
Rogersville 1,199 $37,639
Town Creek 1,216 $29,018

Lexington Public Libraries

Burchell Campbell Memorial Library
11075 HIGHWAY 101
Lexington, Alabama
(256) 229-5579

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Lexington High Schools (2004)

Serves 878 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

Lexington Colleges

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