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Overview

Introduction to Lexington, North Carolina

Lexington, North Carolina, in Davidson county, is 16 miles SW of High Point, North Carolina (center to center) and 53 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area.

Lexington History

Lexington was settled in 1775 by the Europeans. It was named after Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. The city was officially incorporated in 1828. The city's economy largely depended on the textile and furniture manufacturing industries until the late 1990s. The city is also known as the Barbecue Capital of the World.

Lexington and nearby Attractions

  • Davidson County Historic Museum
  • Tanglewood Park
  • Rowan Museum
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • North Carolina Transportation Museum
  • Historic Bethabara Park

Things To Do In Lexington

There are several parks and playgrounds in Lexington including the Raleigh Road Park, East Fourth Street Park, Fox Avenue Park, Beverly Street Park, Radcliff Park, Finch Park, and Washington Park. One can also visit the Topper Bird Ranch. Golf lovers can spend their leisure time at the Lexington Municipal Golf Course. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at the Woodbriar Plaza Shopping Center, Piedmont Plaza Shopping Center, Norlex Shopping Center, Lexington Shopping Center, and Davidson Plaza Shopping Center.

Lexington Transportation

The nearest airport is Smith Reynolds Airport.

Lexington Higher Education

Davidson County Community College lies within the city. Winston-Salem State University, High Point University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and several other colleges and universities also provide higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 19,129
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,785
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $22,905
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,879
% Above Poverty Level 70.1%
% Below Poverty Level 29.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $103,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 7.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lexington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SW of High Point, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Davidson
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27292, 27295
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27293
Company Zip Codes 27294
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.823
Longitude -80.253

Lexington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEXINGTON
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station SALISBURY
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Arcadia (27292)

Arnold (27292)

Churchland (27292)

Cid (27292)

Cotton Grove (27292)

Enterprise (27292)

Feezor (27292)

Gordontown (27292)

Hannersville (27292)

Hedrick Grove (27292)

Holly Grove (27292)

Petersville (27292)

Reeds Cross Roads (27292)

Reedy Creek (27292)

Silver Valley (27292)

South Lexington (27292)

Tyro (27292)

Yadkin (27292)

Yadkin College (27292)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clemmons 19,340 $88,766
Denton 1,766 $43,889
East Spencer 1,453 $20,268
Spencer 3,276 $50,341
Thomasville 27,084 $39,366
Trinity 6,652 $56,912

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lexington Public Libraries

Library
Davidson County Public Library System
602 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Lexington, North Carolina
(336) 242-2942
Library Web Site

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Lexington Hospitals

LEXINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
250 HOSPITAL DRIVE PO BOX 1817
(336) 248-5161
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lexington High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

NORTH DAVIDSON SENIOR HIGH
7227 OLD US HWY 52
336-731-8431
Serves 1,403 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

CENTRAL DAVIDSON SR HIGH
2747 NC HWY 47
336-357-2920
Serves 940 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

LEXINGTON SENIOR HIGH
26 PENRY STREET
336-242-1574
Serves 790 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

WEST DAVIDSON HIGH
200 DRAGON DRIVE
336-853-8082
Serves 764 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

DAVIDSON COUNTY EXT DAY
2065 E HOLLY GROVE ROAD
336-242-1459
A Non-traditional School
Serves 54 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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