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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,089
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+5,868
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married37.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$22,084
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,451
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,660

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,874
% Above Poverty Level69.2%
% Below Poverty Level30.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$101,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.5%
German9.1%
Irish6.4%
English5%
Scottish2%
Italian1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Polish0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
West Indian0.3%
African0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Lexington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Davidson County
Standard Zip Codes27292, 27295
P.O. Box Zip Codes27293
Company Zip Codes27294
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.8
Approximate Longitude-80.25

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)

StationLEXINGTON
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 73 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationSALISBURY
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clemmons19,536$84,679
Denton1,773$45,580
East Spencer1,465$31,417
Spencer3,290$42,344
Thomasville27,178$41,095
Trinity6,651$55,696

Lexington Public Libraries

Davidson County Public Library System
602 S MAIN ST
Lexington, North Carolina
(336) 242-2064

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Lexington Hospitals

Lexington Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
250 Hospital Drive
(336) 248-5161

Lexington Public Schools

Southwest Elementary School
434 Central Avenue
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1548
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Lexington Senior High
26 Penry Street
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1574
High
Total Enrollment 781
Davis-townsend Elementary
975 Heath Church Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 249-9880
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Central Davidson Middle
2591 Nc Hwy 47
ZIP: 27292
(336) 357-2310
Middle
Total Enrollment 812
Silver Valley Elementary
11161 East Old Hwy 64
ZIP: 27292
(336) 472-1576
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
South Lexington Development Center
1006 Cotton Grove Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1540
Other
Total Enrollment 33
Pickett Elementary School
200 Biesecker Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1546
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
South Lexington School
1000 Cotton Grove Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1544
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Lexington Middle School
100 W Hemstead Street
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1557
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Southmont Elementary
398 Owen Rd
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Stoner-thomas School
215 County School Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 248-5421
Other
Total Enrollment 88
Davidson County High School
2061 E Holly Grove Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1459
Other
Total Enrollment 80
Central Davidson High
2747 Nc Hwy 47
ZIP: 27292
(336) 357-2920
High
Total Enrollment 969
Charles England Elementary School
111 Cornelia Dr
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-1552
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy
2065 E. Holly Grove Road
ZIP: 27292
(336) 242-5820
Other
Total Enrollment 132
Southwood Elementary
5850 Nc Hwy 8
ZIP: 27292
(336) 357-2777
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Northwest Elementary
400 Northwest Elementary Road
ZIP: 27295
(336) 764-0360
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Midway Elementary
318 Midway School Road
ZIP: 27295
(336) 764-0064
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
West Davidson High
200 Dragon Drive
ZIP: 27295
(336) 853-8082
High
Total Enrollment 792
Davidson Early College
297 Dccc Road
ZIP: 27295
(336) 242-5686
High
Total Enrollment 107
Tyro Elementary
450 Cow Palace Rd
ZIP: 27295
(336) 242-5760
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Churchland Elementary
7571 S Nc Hwy 150
ZIP: 27295
(336) 242-5690
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Welcome Elementary
5701 Old Hwy 52
ZIP: 27295
(336) 731-3361
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Tyro Middle
2946 Michael Road
ZIP: 27295
(336) 853-7795
Middle
Total Enrollment 641
North Davidson High
7227 Old Us Hwy 52
ZIP: 27295
(336) 731-8431
High
Total Enrollment 1523
North Davidson Middle
333 Critcher Drive
ZIP: 27295
(336) 731-2331
Middle
Total Enrollment 765
Reeds Elementary
791 South Nc Hwy 150
ZIP: 27295
(336) 242-5620
Primary
Total Enrollment 368

Lexington Private Schools

Sheets Memorial Christian School
307 Holt St
ZIP: 27292
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 213
Riverwood Academy
1448 East Us Highway 64
ZIP: 27293
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Union Grove Christian School
2295 Union Grove Rd
ZIP: 27295
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 350
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