Lexington, New York

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Population in 2010: 805.
Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 363  (45.1%)
Females: 442  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

53.7 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 12492.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,288 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Lexington:

$44,288
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,795 (it was $20,471 in 2000)

Lexington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,440 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Lexington:

$182,440
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $222,832; detached houses: $218,738; townhouses or other attached units: $402,799; in 2-unit structures: $274,119; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,313; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $826,381; mobile homes: $108,843
March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington: 103.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Lexington, NY (2010)
    • 76394.8%White alone
    • 243.0%Hispanic
    • 81.0%Two or more races
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (17.6%), German (16.9%), Italian (15.4%), English (13.4%), United States (9.8%), Dutch (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1331 feet

Land area: 79.7 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

Lexington, New York map

73 residents are foreign born (7.8% Europe).

This town:

8.8%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lexington town:

1.7% ($1,539)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (43.5 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (98.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Halcott, NY (2.3 miles),
Prattsville, NY (2.7 miles ),
Shandaken, NY (2.7 miles ),
Pine Hill, NY (2.7 miles ),
Jewett, NY (2.8 miles ),
Fleischmanns, NY (2.9 miles ),
Hunter, NY (3.0 miles ),
Windham, NY (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 74.38 W

Area code: 518

Distribution of median household income in Lexington, NY in 2017
Lexington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $256,100
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $248,800
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $189,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $375,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $254,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Lexington, NY residents
Average permit cost in Lexington, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Lexington, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (6.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.5%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Lexington, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.2%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)

Average climate in Lexington, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lexington, New York average temperatures Lexington, New York average precipitation Lexington, New York humidity Lexington, New York wind speed Lexington, New York snowfall Lexington, New York sunshine Lexington, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Lexington town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 120.2 miles away from Lexington center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 160.7 miles away from Lexington center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 166.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from Lexington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greene County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lexington topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 28 miles; Delhi, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,911)
  • Bard College (about 28 miles; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; FT enrollment: 3,137)
  • Ulster County Community College (about 29 miles; Stone Ridge, NY; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 32 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 37 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 39 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 40 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 3,869)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Camp Delmar (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Deyoe Cemetery (1), West Kill Methodist Church Cemetery (2), Schermerhorn Cemetery (3), Spruceton Cemetery (4), Parker Cemetery (5), Lexington Cemetery (6), Deyo Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pettit Branch (A), West Kill (B), Roarback Brook (C), Schoolhouse Brook (D), Styles Brook (E), Bennett Brook (F), Beech Ridge Brook (G), Angle Creek (H), Newton Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.4%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.9%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.4%

For population 15 years and over in Lexington:

Marital status in Lexington, NY
  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lexington, NY (based on Greene County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,9359
Mainline Protestant5,32934
Evangelical Protestant2,06319
Other5207
Orthodox2801
Black Protestant2322
None30,862-
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: 13
This county:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
This county:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 83
Greene County:

16.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Greene County:

7.7%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

24.5%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

15.6%

5.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
New York average:

4.90%

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 Ulster County, NY  0.87% ($40,037 average AGI)
from Albany County, NY  0.74% ($51,500)
from Columbia County, NY  0.74% ($34,616)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
New York average:

5.85%

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 Albany County, NY  1.04% ($40,658 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.63% ($36,274)
to Columbia County, NY  0.44% ($33,617)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGHQ (920 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)

Lexington fatal accident list:

Jun 14, 2013 03:02 PM, Falke Rd, Lat: 42.274792, Lon: -74.407581, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 3, 2007 03:16 PM, Sr-23a, Lat: 42.261425, Lon: -74.398675, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 2002 10:22 AM, Sr-42, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 53.4mTotal length
  • $31,613,000Total costs
  • 4,417Total average daily traffic
  • 330Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,452Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lexington, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lexington, NY

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .91 Mi N New Rd & Rt 23c (Lat: 42.280917 Lon: -74.367083), Call Sign: WSP687, Licensee ID: L00063803,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.540 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2000, Expiration Date: 04/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2005, Registrant: Alan C Lush, 126 Riverside Ave, Amityville, NY 11701, Phone: (516) 691-2264

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC2FIF, Licensee ID: L00243418, Grant Date: 04/30/2019, Expiration Date: 07/12/2029, Certifier: Maureen G Lynch, Registrant: Maureen G Lynch, Lexington, NY 12452

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lexington, NY
  • 69.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.9%Wood
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lexington, NY
  • 76.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.6%Electricity
  • 7.8%Wood


Lexington compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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