Lexington, South Carolina

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Population in 2012: 19,141 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +95.5%
Males: 9,013  (47.1%)
Females: 10,128  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29072, 29073.

Lexington Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,822 (it was $53,865 in 2000)
Lexington:

$56,822
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,343 (it was $23,416 in 2000)

Lexington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $166,860 (it was $131,100 in 2000)
Lexington:

$166,860
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $173,590; Detached houses: $178,841; Townhouses or other attached units: $95,046; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,270; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $777,247; Mobile homes: $41,031

Median gross rent in 2012: $861.

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  • White alone - 13,937 (79.8%)
  • Black alone - 2,341 (13.4%)
  • Hispanic - 625 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 301 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 249 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lexington: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (14.2%), German (12.4%), United States (11.3%), English (10.4%), Scottish (2.9%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1861

Elevation: 392 feet

Land area: 5.68 square miles.

Population density: 3,370 people per square mile   (average).

Lexington,SC real estate house value index trend

Lexington, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lexington town:

  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

792 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe).

This town:  4.3%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 121 registered sex offenders living in Lexington, South Carolina as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lexington to the number of sex offenders is 158 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,172 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $954 (0.7%)

Lexington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dutch Fork, SC (8.6 miles , pop. 59,332).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (87.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (534.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Red Bank, SC (1.8 miles ), Oak Grove, SC (2.3 miles ), Seven Oaks, SC (2.6 miles ), Springdale, SC (2.7 miles ), South Congaree, SC (2.7 miles ), Irmo, SC (2.9 miles ), Pine Ridge, SC (2.9 miles ), Dutch Fork, SC (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 199 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1998: 233 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 1999: 200 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2000: 242 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2001: 258 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2002: 242 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2003: 295 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2004: 258 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2005: 202 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2006: 184 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2007: 148 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2008: 143 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2009: 195 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2010: 220 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2011: 215 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2012: 160 buildings, average cost: $129,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.98 N, Longitude: 81.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,417 (+29.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,873 (22.4%)

Area code: 803

Lexington household income distribution Lexington home values distribution

Crime rates in Lexington by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 301223
per 100,000 30.30.09.616.815.621.7
Robberies 9751151
per 100,000 90.869.847.892.539.17.2
Assaults 122613122212
per 100,000 121.0259.4124.3100.9172.187.0
Burglaries 383737394029
per 100,000 383.2369.1353.8328.0313.0210.2
Thefts 331325491525451439
per 100,000 3337.73241.94695.04415.53528.73181.9
Auto thefts 1710231629N/A
per 100,000 171.499.8219.9134.6226.9N/A
Arson 322111
per 100,000 30.320.019.18.47.87.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.2) 250.3236.9277.8272.5240.5N/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lexington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 50 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
South Carolina average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,583 (+132.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Lexington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lexington, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Lexington town center killed 5 people and injured 49 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the town center injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from Lexington center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from Lexington center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 254.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Lexington topographic map

Birthplace of: Victor Riley - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Nov 4, 1974), Alex Spotts - College basketball player (Winthrop Eagles), Demetris Summers - Player of and football, Homer Hobbs - Football player.

Main business address for: FIRST COMMUNITY CORP /SC/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Lexington:

  • BRUTON SMITH COMM. RES.. (139 BRUTON SMITH ROAD)
  • CLUSTERS OF LEXINGTON BLDG E (201 DUFFIE DRIVE)
  • NAZARETH ROAD COMM.RES. (1118 NAZERATH ROAD)
  • OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER OF LMC (811 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE LEXINGTON (131 WHISPERING WINDS DR)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF LEXINGTON (714 SOUTHLAKE DRIVE SUITE 250)
  • L.M.C.- EXTENDED CARE (815 OLD CHEROKEE ROAD)
  • PRESBYTERIAN HOME OF SC - COLUMBIA (700 DAVEGA DRIVE)

Airports located in Lexington:

Amtrak station near Lexington:

  • 11 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

College/University in Lexington:

  • Lacy Cosmetology School-Lexington (Full-time enrollment: 23; Location: 2549 Augusta Hwy; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lacyschools.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 7 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,916)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 12 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • Benedict College (about 13 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 38 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • South Carolina State University (about 40 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 42 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Denmark Technical College (about 47 miles; Denmark, SC; FT enrollment: 2,050)

Public high school in Lexington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • LAKE MURRAY BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 137; Location: 1001 HWY 378 W; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 119; Location: 649 BARR RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LAKE MURRAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 1332 N LAKE DR UNIT A-B; Grades: UG - UG)
  • COLUMBIA ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 241 RIVERCHASE WAY; Grades: PK - 9)
See full list of schools located in Lexington

Library in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $6,308,011; Location: 5440 AUGUSTA ROAD; 560,145 books; 5 e-books; 16,235 audio materials; 33,654 video materials; 66 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 2,930 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lexington: Lexington Town Hall (A), Lexington County Fire Service Lexington (B), Lexington County Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Lexington: Saint Paul Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: George Gross Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Gibsons Pond (A), Lexington Mill Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: M & M Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 132 Oak Drive), Aladdin's (Amusement & Theme Parks; 600 West Main Street), Lake Murray Para-Sail (Arcades & Amusements; 301 Harbor Heights), Carolina Tours (Tours & Charters; 455 Longs Pond Road), Busy Bee Bus Tours (Tours & Charters; 126 Taylor Lane).

Hotels: Hampton Inn (601 Columbia Ave), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (131 Innkeeper Drive), Hampton Inn Lexington-Columbia (601 Columbia Avenue), Comfort Inn Lexington (328 West Main Street).

Courts: Lexington County - Clerk of Court (205 East Main Street), Lexington County - Magistrate Offices- Central Traffic Court (521 Gibson Road), Lexington County - Circuit Court Judges- Westbrook Marc H (205 East Main Street), Federal Railroad Administration (121 Arnwood Court), Lexington Co Circuit Court (139 East Main), Lexington County - Circuit Court Judge (205 East Main Street), Lexington County - Magistrate Offices- Bond Court Magistrate (521 Gibson Road), Lexington County - Probate Court (205 East Main Street).

Lexington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.438
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2002 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.77
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00322. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00322
U.S.:

0.01468

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

JOINT MUNICIPAL WSC (3220003) (Population served: 26,700, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
LEXINGTON TOWN OF (3210001) (Population served: 14,547, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (JUN-25-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-19-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2007), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
AAA - WILD MEADOWS S/D (3250097) (Population served: 878, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-03-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-21-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (NOV-03-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-21-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LCJMWSC - PELION TOWN OF (3210010) (Population served: 742, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
AAA/MURRAY HILL ESTATES (3250014) (Population served: 134, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (3 times from NOV-10-2006 to JUL-23-2007)
LAKE LODGE APARTMENTS (3270301) (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
HERMITAGE MHP (3260189) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HILLVIEW MHP (3260104) (Population served: 92, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

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

  • AAA - RIDGE POINT S/D (3250105) (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AAA/LAKESIDE FOREST 2 (3250030) (Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • AAA/SHEALY ESTATES III (3250102) (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WINTERGREEN WOODS (3270932) (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINEY LANE MHP (4060052) (Population served: 24, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AAA/ROCKFORD PLACE@CHARWOOD (3250099) (Population served: 20, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.8%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2010:

  • 857 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2000:

  • 478 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 122 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other group homes

Lexington, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Lexington compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Lexington (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Lexington East Main Street Branch, Red Bank Branch, Lexington Sc Main Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Lexington Branch at 575 Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1994/04/12; Corley Mill Road Branch at 4320 Sunset Blvd, branch established on 2002/10/07. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First Reliance Bank: Lexington/Richland Messenger Service at 709 North Lake Drive, branch established on 2004/06/21; Lexington North Lake Dr Branch at 709 N Lake Dr, branch established on 2004/06/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $496.1 mil, Deposits: $431.9 mil, headquarters in Florence, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Reliance Bancshares, Inc.
  • Ameris Bank: Lexington Branch at 701 West Main Street, branch established on 2009/01/12; Messenger Service at 701 West Main Street, branch established on 2010/11/22. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $3,003.2 mil, Deposits: $2,595.8 mil, headquarters in Moultrie, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Ameris Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lexington Place Brannch at 5490 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1995/05/30; Lexington Branch at 200 Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1965/12/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Town Square Branch at 728 West Main Street, branch established on 1993/02/16; Lexington Branch at 5561 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1999/01/11. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Community Bank, National Association: at 5455 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1995/08/17; Red Bank Branch at 1449 Two Notch Road, branch established on 2005/02/03. Info updated 2006/07/18: Bank assets: $593.9 mil, Deposits: $469.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lexington, Highway 378 Branch at 5559 Sunset Boulevard, branch established on 1990/04/09; Lexington, West Main Street Branch at 215 West Main Street, branch established on 1971/10/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Lexington Branch at 216 East Main Street, branch established on 1996/09/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • 7 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, South Carolina:

  • Quality Inn & Suites - Lexington, SC, 328 W Main St, Lexington, SC 29072 , Phone: (803) 359-3099, Fax: (803) 359-9100
  • Ramada LTD, 1015 S Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29073 , Phone: (803) 356-6533
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 131 Innkeeper Dr, Lexington, SC 29072 , Phone: (803) 808-0800, Fax: (803) 808-0810
  • Wingate By Wyndham, 108 Saluda Pointe Ct, Lexington, SC 29072 , Phone: (803) 957-5000, Fax: (803) 957-2480
  • Hampton Inn Lexington, 601 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072 , Phone: (803) 356-8300, Fax: (803) 996-3662
  • Value Place Lexington, 4920 Augusta Rd, Lexington, SC 29073 , Phone: (803) 356-1303
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lexington travel time to work - commute Lexington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Lexington town (based on Lexington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.79%
Here: 49.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.3%16.1%15.2%6.1%4.6%
Congregations33.0%17.5%12.3%1.9%2.4%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.5%1.9%1.6%1.6%6.1%
Congregations2.8%1.9%2.4%4.7%21.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lexington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Lexington County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Lexington County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 188
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lexington County:

26.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$25,412$50,8240$0
Other Government Administration 24$78,522$39,2612$2,168
Judicial and Legal 2$6,527$39,1621$850
Police Protection - Officers 33$132,269$48,0981$1,771
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,871
Solid Waste Management 4$12,350$37,0500$0
Sewerage 15$47,138$37,7100$0
Parks and Recreation 7$23,705$40,6370$0
Water Supply 13$44,714$41,2740$0
Other and Unallocable 13$47,455$43,8053$930
Totals for Government 117$418,092$42,8819$7,590

Lexington government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $2,148,000 ($112.22)
    Water Utilities: $1,835,000 ($95.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $106,000 ($5.54)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,698,000 ($140.95)
    Police Protection: $2,033,000 ($106.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,248,000 ($65.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $750,000 ($39.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $552,000 ($28.84)
    Financial Administration: $479,000 ($25.02)
    Regular Highways: $192,000 ($10.03)
    General - Other: $136,000 ($7.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $105,000 ($5.49)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($2.25)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,385,000 ($124.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Water Utilities: $1,281,000 ($66.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $175,000 ($9.14)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($1.88)
    Central Staff: $17,000 ($0.89)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($0.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($0.68)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.21)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,263,000 ($274.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Lexington government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $316,000 ($16.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($1.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $233,000 ($12.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $24,000 ($1.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $342,000 ($17.87)
    Interest Earnings: $253,000 ($13.22)
    Rents: $59,000 ($3.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,181,000 ($531.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $414,000 ($21.63)
    Health & Hospitals: $15,000 ($0.78)
    All Other: $11,000 ($0.57)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,248,000 ($117.44)
    Property: $1,890,000 ($98.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $772,000 ($40.33)
    Public Utilities: $618,000 ($32.29)

Lexington government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,015,000 ($105.27)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $37,392,000 ($1953.50)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $94,000 ($4.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,417,000 ($230.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $32,286,000 ($1686.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $783,000 ($40.91)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $8,000,000 ($417.95)
    Beginning: $7,500,000 ($391.83)

Lexington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,143,000 ($425.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,273,000 ($641.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $834,000 ($43.57)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WMFX (102.3 FM; ST. ANDREWS, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W222AD (92.3 FM; IRMO, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYFV (88.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lexington:

  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lexington, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 76
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 126
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 218
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 136
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Lexington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lexington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 270 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lexington, SC)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 296 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lexington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lexington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 60 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED83$148,25666$177,422218$166,9534$110,60810$127,253
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$210,2405$219,14615$165,3690$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$157,3658$183,22365$182,6501$150,7404$114,173
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$151,1766$176,67249$178,8371$92,9601$132,260
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$169,1033$218,76316$180,4790$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.13 , 0210.15

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$161,35512$188,129
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$199,0072$202,125
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$232,570
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$202,785
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$163,430
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.13 , 0210.15

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 323
  • Hazardous Condition: 130
  • Service Call: 38
  • Good Intent Call: 29

Incident types - Lexington

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lexington, SC
Most common first names in Lexington, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23871.6 years
John22973.8 years
Mary20078.7 years
William18972.6 years
Robert12571.4 years
Charles10769.7 years
George10775.0 years
Annie10281.8 years
Thomas8572.3 years
Margaret7380.8 years
Most common last names in Lexington, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14676.2 years
Taylor11877.1 years
Corley10279.4 years
Shealy8177.6 years
Harmon8077.9 years
Johnson7676.1 years
Jones7572.7 years
Davis7272.5 years
Wingard6177.7 years
Keisler5677.5 years
Businesses in Lexington, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's2
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Blockbuster1McDonald's3
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance1
Burger King4Nike1
CVS2Nissan1
Chevrolet1Office Depot1
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless1
Circle K1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Publix Super Markets1
DHL2Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Rue211
FedEx7Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears2
GNC1Sprint Nextel2
GameStop3Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subway7
H&R Block2T-Mobile4
Hardee's3T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1Tire Kingdom1
Honda1U-Haul7
IHOP1UPS15
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Just Tires1Waffle House3
KFC2Walgreens3
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1Wingate1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Bryant1
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