Lexington, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 10,024 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 
Males: 5,312  (53.0%)
Females: 4,712  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68850.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,781 (it was $38,098 in 2000)
Lexington:

$52,781
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,443 (it was $14,148 in 2000)

Lexington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,703 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Lexington:

$97,703
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $111,454; detached houses: $119,788; townhouses or other attached units: $202,713; mobile homes: $28,742

Median gross rent in 2017: $777.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for Black residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lexington, NE (2010)
    • 6,18360.4%Hispanic
    • 3,17431.0%White alone
    • 6496.3%Black alone
    • 1001.0%Asian alone
    • 460.4%Two or more races
    • 340.3%American Indian alone
    • 300.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.1%Other race alone

Races in Lexington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Lexington, Nebraska as of June 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lexington is 320 to 1.


Crime rates in Lexington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(49.4)
12
(118.3)
2
(19.5)
5
(49.2)
6
(59.2)
8
(76.8)
6
(58.1)
7
(67.8)
11
(107.8)
3
(29.4)
4
(39.5)
3
(29.9)
4
(40.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(9.9)
2
(19.7)
3
(29.2)
4
(39.3)
3
(29.6)
3
(28.8)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.4)
1
(9.8)
3
(29.6)
2
(19.9)
1
(10.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(118.5)
9
(88.8)
25
(243.6)
15
(147.5)
12
(118.4)
18
(172.8)
8
(77.5)
9
(87.1)
13
(127.4)
9
(88.3)
10
(98.8)
18
(179.2)
5
(50.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
110
(1,087)
86
(848.1)
47
(458.0)
51
(501.4)
53
(522.8)
68
(652.9)
95
(920.5)
79
(764.8)
39
(382.2)
39
(382.5)
22
(217.3)
23
(229.0)
11
(110.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
362
(3,576)
313
(3,087)
328
(3,196)
331
(3,254)
311
(3,068)
221
(2,122)
208
(2,015)
219
(2,120)
226
(2,215)
233
(2,285)
202
(1,996)
170
(1,693)
122
(1,220)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(187.7)
11
(108.5)
9
(87.7)
23
(226.1)
16
(157.8)
16
(153.6)
13
(126.0)
8
(77.5)
10
(98.0)
14
(137.3)
17
(168.0)
12
(119.5)
8
(80.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.9)
1
(9.9)
6
(58.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(39.5)
1
(9.6)
2
(19.4)
1
(9.7)
4
(39.2)
2
(19.6)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)300.3309.9240.0303.3251.8285.9220.0216.2243.7192.9188.5159.0107.9

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City-data.com crime index in Lexington, NE

Crime rate in Lexington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Nebraska average:

1.90
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Ancestries: Somali (13.0%), German (7.6%), American (2.4%), Irish (1.7%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2390 feet

Land area: 2.94 square miles.

Population density: 3,406 people per square mile   (average).

Lexington, Nebraska map

3,786 residents are foreign born (29.4% Latin America, 7.6% Africa).

This city:

37.0%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,812 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,428 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (160.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (575.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Overton, NE (3.3 miles ),
Cozad, NE (3.7 miles ),
Smithfield, NE (3.8 miles),
Elwood, NE (3.8 miles ),
Eustis, NE (4.1 miles ),
Sumner, NE (4.1 miles ),
Eddyville, NE (4.2 miles),
Bertrand, NE (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.78 N, Longitude: 99.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,442 (-14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,152 (41.5%)

Area code: 308

Distribution of median household income in Lexington, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lexington, NE in 2017
Lexington satellite photo by USGS

Lexington tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $31,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $43,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $270,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Lexington, NE residents
Average permit cost in Lexington, NE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Historical population in Lexington, NE
Historical housing units in Lexington, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +3,192 (+46.8%).
Most common industries in Lexington, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (37.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (41.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Truck transportation (2.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (32.3%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Lexington, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (18.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (2.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (2.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (19.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food processing workers (17.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in Lexington, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.2 miles away from the Lexington city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 612.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.3 miles away from Lexington center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from Lexington center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from Lexington center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from Lexington center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dawson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Snows: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lexington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, P O BOX 980, 1201 NORTH ERIE ST)
  • TRI COUNTY HOSPITAL HHC (P O BOX 980, 1600 WEST 13TH)
  • PLUM CREEK CARE CENTER (1505 NORTH ADAMS STREET)

Airports located in Lexington:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 35 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 73 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 134 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Northeast Community College (about 151 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 160 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 163 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 164 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Public high school in Lexington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

See full list of schools located in Lexington

Library in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $374,781; Location: 907 NORTH WASHINGTON STREET; 33,128 books; 2,427 e-books; 1,132 audio materials; 1,555 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lexington: Plum Creek Memorial Wall (A), Gable View Inn Campground (B), Lexington (C), Dawson County Fairgrounds (D), DeBruce Grain Incorporated Elevator (E), Dawson County Courthouse (F), Dawson County Sheriffs Office (G), Lexington Volunteer Fire Department (H), Lexington Police Station (I), Lexington Public Library (J), Dawson County Historical Museum (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lexington include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), First Christian Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Trinity Lutheran Church (F), Saint Anns Catholic Church (G), Evangelical Free Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lexington include: Pioneer Park (1), Oak Park (2), Arbor Park (3), Plum Creek Park (4), Memorial Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Heartland Military Museum (606 Heartland Road), Dawson County Historical Society (Museums; 805 Taft Street).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Lexington (2810 Plum Creek Parkway), Hollingsworth Motel (East Highway 30), Gable View Inn (Interstate 80 & South 28), Super 8 Lexington NE (104 East River Road), L R Ranch Motel (605 East Pacific Street), Holiday Inn (2605 Plum Creek Parkway), Holiday Inn Exp Stes Lexington (2605 Plum Creek Parkway), Comfort Inn (2810 Plum Creek Parkway), 1st Interstate Inn (2503 Plum Creek Parkway).

Courts: Dawson County - District Court Clerk (707 North Washington Street), Dawson County - Lexington- County Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Larry Naviaux - Football player and coach, Monte Kiffin - Player of and football, Mick Tingelhoff - Football player, Bill Barrett - Politician and Navy sailor, Cliff Lee (outfielder) - Baseball player.

Dawson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lexington and their reported violations in the past:

LEXINGTON, CITY OF (Population served: 10,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2010)
HITCH N RAIL MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
RICH MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2009), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-25-2009 to SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2009), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-25-2009 to SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2006)
RIVERSIDE TRAILER PARK (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE CROSSING AT LEXINGTON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lexington that have no violations reported:

  • SUPER 8 MOTEL - LEXINGTON (Population served: 48, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.2 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.0%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2010:

  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2000:

  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Lexington (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: Lexington Main, Lexington South, Lexington West. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Pinnacle Bank: -Lexington Branch at 410 North Washington Street, branch established on 1916/09/26; Lexington Branch at 206 East 6th Street, branch established on 1991/02/13. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Homestead Bank: Lexington Branch at 202 East 7th Street, branch established on 1995/07/14. Info updated 2011/03/08: Bank assets: $231.0 mil, Deposits: $197.4 mil, headquarters in Cozad, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: C.S.b. Co.
  • Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Nebraska: Home Federal Savings And Loan Associ at 201 W 7th Street, branch established on 1954/01/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $54.5 mil, Deposits: $43.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lexington:

Marital status in Lexington, NE
  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 58.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

24.1
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lexington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lexington, NE (based on Dawson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,65019
Catholic4,9495
Evangelical Protestant3,84132
Other7793
None9,107-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Dawson County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Dawson County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dawson County:

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dawson County:

29.1%
State:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
Nebraska:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
State:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lexington:

43.1%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Lexington:

28.2
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.3%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lexington:

9.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lexington:

6.7
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lexington:

28.9%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Lexington:

52.9%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Lexington:

79.4%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lexington, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$80,416$50,7890$0
Streets and Highways 10$34,434$41,3210$0
Other and Unallocable 8$25,934$38,9011$1,397
Financial Administration 8$29,091$43,6370$0
Water Supply 7$24,771$42,4650$0
Sewerage 5$19,968$47,9230$0
Local Libraries 5$14,353$34,4474$2,837
Parks and Recreation 5$25,214$60,5144$3,328
Other Government Administration 4$24,596$73,7880$0
Police - Other 2$6,838$41,0280$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,392$40,7040$0
Firefighters 0$0 3$1,621
Fire - Other 0$0 1$239
Totals for Government 74$289,007$46,86613$9,422

Lexington government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,044,000 ($303.67)
    Electric Utilities: $571,000 ($56.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $548,000 ($54.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $480,000 ($47.89)
    Sewerage: $287,000 ($28.63)
    Libraries: $183,000 ($18.26)
    Water Utilities: $125,000 ($12.47)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,358,000 ($1532.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,076,000 ($406.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,419,000 ($141.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,268,000 ($126.50)
    Gas Utilities: $1,198,000 ($119.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,180,000 ($117.72)
    Police Protection: $1,138,000 ($113.53)
    Sewerage: $994,000 ($99.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $952,000 ($94.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $855,000 ($85.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $728,000 ($72.63)
    Libraries: $423,000 ($42.20)
    Central Staff Services: $301,000 ($30.03)
    Financial Administration: $232,000 ($23.14)
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000 ($6.88)
    Health - Other: $48,000 ($4.79)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($4.59)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $519,000 ($51.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $293,000 ($29.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $187,000 ($18.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($7.88)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($2.59)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($1.50)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,237,000 ($1420.29)

Lexington government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,660,000 ($165.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $641,000 ($63.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $279,000 ($27.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $496,000 ($49.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,130,000 ($312.25)
    Interest Earnings: $85,000 ($8.48)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $20,579,000 ($2052.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,770,000 ($176.58)
    Gas Utilities: $1,402,000 ($139.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,046,000 ($104.35)
    Highways: $964,000 ($96.17)
    Other: $570,000 ($56.86)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,900,000 ($189.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,204,000 ($120.11)
    Property: $1,170,000 ($116.72)
    Other License: $14,000 ($1.40)

Lexington government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,983,000 ($1295.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,250,000 ($922.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,152,000 ($613.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,419,000 ($241.32)

Lexington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,258,000 ($424.78)

6.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Nebraska average:

6.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buffalo County, NE  0.60% ($37,875 average AGI)
from Hall County, NE  0.44% ($34,463)
from Lincoln County, NE  0.28% ($40,885)


7.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Nebraska average:

6.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buffalo County, NE  0.96% ($42,143 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.47% ($35,909)
to Hall County, NE  0.44% ($28,452)
Businesses in Lexington, NE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill1UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAMI (1580 AM; 1 kW; COZAD, NE; Owner: VECTO RADIO, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington:

  • KRVN-FM (93.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KAMI-FM (104.5 FM; COZAD, NE; Owner: VECTO RADIO, INC.)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lexington:

  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K35AL (Channel 35; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NORTH PLATTE TELEVISION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lexington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 489ft / 149mTotal length
  • 120,401Total average daily traffic
  • 27,345Total average daily truck traffic
  • 85,205Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lexington, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 102000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lexington, NE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lexington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lexington, NE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lexington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lexington)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 25. The highest number of fire incidents - 83 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lexington, NE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.8%), and Outside Fires (24.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lexington, NE
    • 24257.8%Structure Fires
    • 10424.8%Outside Fires
    • 6816.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lexington, NE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Nebraska:

  • The Rosewood Inn, I-80 & Hwy 283, Lexington, Nebraska 68850 , Phone: (308) 324-5601, Fax: (308) 324-4284
  • Comfort Inn, 2810 Plum Creek Pkwy, Lexington, Nebraska 68850 , Phone: (308) 324-3747, Fax: (308) 324-2590
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Nebraska
Most common first names in Lexington, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6377.3 years
John5178.4 years
Charles4975.9 years
James4375.4 years
Mary4080.5 years
George4079.0 years
Robert3869.7 years
Harold3479.0 years
Helen2984.2 years
Ruth2879.1 years
Most common last names in Lexington, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3078.6 years
Johnson2475.9 years
Brown2480.9 years
Fagot1979.3 years
Meyer1874.2 years
Anderson1880.6 years
Miller1880.1 years
Adams1669.7 years
Anthony1383.8 years
White1382.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lexington, NE
  • 51.6%Electricity
  • 45.4%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lexington, NE
  • 73.5%Electricity
  • 25.2%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Lexington compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Lexington on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #87 (68850) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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