Lexington, Illinois

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Lexington, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lexington Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lexington Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lexington Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lexington People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Lexington Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Lexington, Illinois

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Lexington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61753
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.641
Longitude -88.794

Lexington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHENOA
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Lexington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,912 100%
Male 938 49.1%
Female 974 50.9%
Under 18 514 26.9%
18+ 1,398 73.1%
65+ 236 12.3%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3
White 1,892 99%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 14 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Lexington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,866
Growth -46
Growth % -2.4%

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
German 33.7%
US/American 18%
Irish 12.4%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Dutch 2.8%
Norwegian 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
European 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Welsh 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
New Zealander 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lexington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hilltop (61753)
Money Creek (61753)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lexington 1,912 $54,336
Chenoa 1,845 $50,948
Colfax 989 $50,500
Cooksville 213 $48,125
Gridley 1,411 $51,908
Hudson 1,510 $65,703
Towanda 493 $51,875

Lexington Public Libraries

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Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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