Lexington, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 7,667 (80% urban, 20% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 3,808  (49.7%)
Females: 3,859  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 38388.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,547 (it was $29,725 in 2000)
Lexington:

$40,547
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,162 (it was $18,368 in 2000)

Lexington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,072 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Lexington:

$112,072
TN:

$167,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $642.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.9%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.3% for Black residents, 56.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lexington, TN (2010)
    • 6,03878.9%White alone
    • 1,09114.3%Black alone
    • 2503.3%Hispanic
    • 2132.8%Two or more races
    • 360.5%Asian alone
    • 120.2%American Indian alone
    • 120.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Lexington, Tennessee as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lexington is 128 to 1.


Crime rates in Lexington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(52.0)
8
(103.0)
8
(102.2)
2
(25.3)
5
(63.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(51.6)
4
(51.0)
3
(38.1)
2
(25.4)
3
(38.5)
3
(39.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(156.1)
4
(51.5)
13
(166.0)
7
(88.5)
4
(50.8)
5
(64.8)
6
(77.4)
5
(63.7)
5
(63.5)
6
(76.3)
3
(38.5)
3
(39.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
49
(637.6)
54
(695.4)
64
(817.5)
60
(758.7)
82
(1,041)
72
(932.5)
106
(1,367)
79
(1,007)
45
(571.6)
51
(648.9)
65
(834.2)
37
(482.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
121
(1,574)
117
(1,507)
122
(1,558)
79
(999.0)
82
(1,041)
97
(1,256)
69
(889.7)
81
(1,033)
44
(558.9)
33
(419.9)
35
(449.2)
38
(495.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
380
(4,945)
441
(5,679)
343
(4,381)
340
(4,299)
336
(4,266)
391
(5,064)
341
(4,397)
308
(3,927)
218
(2,769)
207
(2,634)
229
(2,939)
250
(3,258)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(377.4)
34
(437.9)
31
(396.0)
18
(227.6)
17
(215.8)
10
(129.5)
17
(219.2)
18
(229.5)
14
(177.8)
18
(229.0)
27
(346.5)
19
(247.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(39.0)
3
(38.6)
3
(38.3)
1
(12.6)
6
(76.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)580.2604.6611.1458.6560.4506.8593.6509.1328.0326.1385.9324.3

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City-data.com crime index in Lexington, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.78
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (31.7%), English (8.9%), Italian (5.4%), European (3.9%), Irish (3.7%), African (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1824

Elevation: 503 feet

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 664 people per square mile   (low).

Lexington, Tennessee map

208 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

This city:

2.6%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $836 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,194 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (24.1 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (96.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (429.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Luray, TN (2.7 miles ),
Chesterfield, TN (2.7 miles ),
Wildersville, TN (2.8 miles ),
Parkers Crossroads, TN (2.9 miles ),
Darden, TN (3.0 miles ),
Scotts Hill, TN (3.6 miles ),
Clarksburg, TN (3.8 miles ),
East Chester, TN (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.66 N, Longitude: 88.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,261 (+41.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,457 (46.7%)

Area code: 731

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 74 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1999: 73 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $247,000
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,800
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $167,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lexington, TN residents
Average permit cost in Lexington, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Historical population in Lexington, TN
Historical housing units in Lexington, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in Lexington, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (14.0%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Lexington, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)

Average climate in Lexington, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lexington, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.17
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Lexington city center killed 11 people and injured 86 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 tornado 5.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 60 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 108.7 miles away from Lexington center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from Lexington center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from Lexington center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from Lexington center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henderson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 5, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lexington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lexington:

  • HENDERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 200 W CHURCH ST)
  • METHODIST HOMECARE SVCS OF LEXINGTON (200 WEST CHURCH STREET)
  • BRIARWOOD COMMUNITY LIVING CTR (41 HOSPITAL DRIVE, PO BOX 1067)
  • BRIARWOOD MANOR (41 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • LEXINGTON MANOR (727 EAST CHURCH STREET)
  • DCI BEECH LAKE (870 W CHURCH STREET)
  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS (317 WEST CHURCH STREET)
  • REGIONAL HOME CARE LEXINGTON (14 MONROE STREET 2ND FLOOR SUITE C)

College/University in Lexington:

  • Elite College of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 459 N Main St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.elitecollegeofcosmetology.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 22 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Union University (about 27 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Bethel University (about 35 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 55 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 63 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Murray State University (about 67 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 70 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)

Public high school in Lexington:

Private high school in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 38, Location: 175 NATCHEZ TRACE DR, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

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Library in Lexington:

  • EVERETT HORN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $131,083; Location: 702 WEST CHURCH STREET; 30,546 books; 1,789 audio materials; 2,223 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE LEXINGTON HOSP (200 W CHURCH ST) is Henderson County Community Hospital, 200 West Church St., Lexington, TN 38351

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lexington: Lexington Landfill (A), Henderson County Courthouse (B), Lexington Fire Department Station 2 (C), Lexington Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D), Henderson County Rescue Squad (E), Lexington City Hall (F), Everett Horn Library (G), Henderson County Fire Department Station 7 (H), Henderson County EMS (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Eastgate Shopping Center (1), Beechlake Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lexington include: Stringtown Church (A), Broad Street Church of Christ (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Keys Chapel United Methodist Church (D), Lewis Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Beech River Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Carrington Pond (A), Beech Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brazil Branch (A), Wolf Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lexington: Amis City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Beech River Heritage Museum (26 South Broad Street) (1), Gore Amusement CO (Arcades & Amusements; 82 Hatchett Road) (2), Eastgate Lanes (Arcades & Amusements; 759 East Church Street) (3), Confederate Bushwacking (Tours & Charters; 20650 Highway 22 North) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge (732 West Church Street) (1), Days Inn of Lexington (41 West Church Street) (2), Econo Lodge Lexington (732 West Church Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Henderson County - General Sessions Court Clerk- Circuit Court Clerk (Courthouse) (1), Court Square Antiques (14 Monroe) (2), Henderson County - Juvenile Court (17 Monroe Avenue) (3), Henderson County - Juvenile Court Clerk (Courthouse) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Eddie Gilbert (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Doug Gilbert - Professional wrestler, Neil Wilson (baseball) - Baseball player.

Henderson 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 WATER SYSTEMS (Population served: 23,380, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2008), St BCA signed (AUG-11-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2008), St BCA signed (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.4%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
135 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
76 people in federal detention centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2000:

  • 174 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 12 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Lexington (2011 data):

  • First Bank: at 30 South Main Street, West End Branch, 53 East Church Street Branch, Lexington Branch, Henderson County Branch. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $2,074.4 mil, Deposits: $1,734.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Beech Lake Branch at 605 West Church Street, branch established on 2009/07/01; Lexington Branch at 26 East Church Street, branch established on 1907/08/06. 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
  • Community Bank: Community Bank at 19 Natchez Trace Drive, branch established on 1961/08/04; West Church Street Branch at 435 West Church Street, branch established on 1998/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $107.7 mil, Deposits: $89.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Community National Corporation
  • Community South Bank: Lexington Branch at 386 West Church Street, branch established on 2007/07/17. Info updated 2007/01/18: Bank assets: $569.9 mil, Deposits: $534.2 mil, headquarters in Parsons, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Clayton Bank and Trust: Lexington Branch at 679 West Church Street, branch established on 1997/04/22. Info updated 2011/11/16: Bank assets: $628.8 mil, Deposits: $500.3 mil, headquarters in Knoxville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Clayton Bancorp, Inc
  • First State Bank: at 347 West Church Street, branch established on 1997/12/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,646.2 mil, Deposits: $1,393.0 mil, headquarters in Union City, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lexington:

Marital status in Lexington, TN
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Tennessee average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lexington, TN (based on Henderson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,26349
Mainline Protestant1,47512
Black Protestant1482
Catholic1401
Other81
None14,735-
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: 5
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Henderson County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Here:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Henderson County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henderson County:

10.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Lexington:

28.8
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lexington:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lexington:

34.4%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

55.1%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lexington, TN 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
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 108$337,164$37,46339$13,463
Electric Power 53$266,715$60,3880$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 37$78,988$25,6182$1,702
Water Supply 28$99,483$42,6360$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$97,654$45,0710$0
Gas Supply 21$77,062$44,0350$0
Firefighters 12$44,286$44,2860$0
Sewerage 9$35,278$47,0370$0
Streets and Highways 6$21,554$43,1080$0
Solid Waste Management 6$17,409$34,8180$0
Police - Other 5$16,736$40,1660$0
Parks and Recreation 5$13,520$32,4480$0
Other and Unallocable 4$15,903$47,7091$598
Financial Administration 4$5,700$17,1000$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,465$65,5808$2,825
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 325$1,132,917$41,83150$18,588

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,979,000 ($388.55)
    Electric Utilities: $2,228,000 ($290.60)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $126,000 ($16.43)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $41,774,000 ($5448.55)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,956,000 ($1168.12)
    Gas Utilities: $4,379,000 ($571.15)
    Water Utilities: $4,039,000 ($526.80)
    Police Protection: $1,934,000 ($252.25)
    Regular Highways: $1,080,000 ($140.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $823,000 ($107.34)
    General - Other: $730,000 ($95.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $582,000 ($75.91)
    Central Staff Services: $450,000 ($58.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $412,000 ($53.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $70,000 ($9.13)
    Libraries: $41,000 ($5.35)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($4.70)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($4.57)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($1.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($1.17)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $543,000 ($70.82)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($11.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $275,000 ($35.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000 ($3.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $707,000 ($92.21)
    Police Protection: $429,000 ($55.95)
    Gas Utilities: $363,000 ($47.35)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $67,000 ($8.74)
    Electric Utilities: $46,000 ($6.00)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($3.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($2.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,951,000 ($1558.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $327,000 ($42.65)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $676,000 ($88.17)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $329,000 ($42.91)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $159,000 ($20.74)
    Other: $132,000 ($17.22)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($3.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($1.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($1.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,277,000 ($166.56)
    Other: $16,000 ($2.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,228,000 ($160.17)
    Rents: $270,000 ($35.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $205,000 ($26.74)
    General Revenue - Other: $193,000 ($25.17)
    Interest Earnings: $135,000 ($17.61)
    Sale of Property: $50,000 ($6.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000 ($1.57)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $45,559,000 ($5942.22)
    Water Utilities: $5,789,000 ($755.05)
    Gas Utilities: $5,135,000 ($669.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,235,000 ($813.23)
    General Local Government Support: $879,000 ($114.65)
    Highways: $225,000 ($29.35)
    Other: $107,000 ($13.96)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,677,000 ($479.59)
    Property: $2,596,000 ($338.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $534,000 ($69.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $393,000 ($51.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000 ($18.65)
    Motor Vehicle License: $43,000 ($5.61)
    Other License: $16,000 ($2.09)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,886,000 ($5071.87)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,451,000 ($4884.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,976,000 ($388.16)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,541,000 ($200.99)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $504,000 ($65.74)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,926,000 ($2990.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,000 ($7.70)

4.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Madison County, TN  0.89% ($45,802 average AGI)
from Decatur County, TN  0.66% ($30,313)
from Chester County, TN  0.36% ($37,714)
Businesses in Lexington, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS2
Goodwill1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WDXL (1490 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKJQ (1550 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WZLT (99.3 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WBFG (96.5 FM; PARKER'S CROSSROADS, TN; Owner: CROSSROADS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WFGZ (94.5 FM; LOBELVILLE, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WLVS-FM (106.5 FM; CLIFTON, TN; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKNP (90.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICTNS FOUNDTN)
  • WKJQ-FM (97.3 FM; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWS-FM (101.5 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: RADIOCORP OF JACKSON, INC.)
  • WFKX (95.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WVHR (100.9 FM; HUNTINGDON, TN; Owner: MILAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFHC (91.5 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Lexington:

  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W35AH (Channel 35; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Lexington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lexington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 72.7mTotal length
  • $5,607,000Total costs
  • 155,010Total average daily traffic
  • 12,592Total average daily truck traffic
  • 239,264Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lexington, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lexington, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lexington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 143 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lexington, TN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lexington)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lexington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 100. The highest number of fires - 162 took place in 2010, and the least - 66 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lexington, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.2%), and Structure Fires (36.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lexington, TN
    • 60743.2%Outside Fires
    • 51636.7%Structure Fires
    • 27419.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 80.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lexington, TN
Most common first names in Lexington, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18572.0 years
William13972.5 years
Mary12876.1 years
John11876.2 years
Robert7470.1 years
Willie6177.3 years
Thomas4970.3 years
Joe4974.5 years
Ruby4382.1 years
Charles4369.1 years
Most common last names in Lexington, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9275.0 years
Wood8371.2 years
Williams7976.7 years
Scott7673.4 years
Jones6677.8 years
Maness6570.6 years
Smith6174.9 years
Blankenship5676.1 years
Lewis5477.8 years
Woods5473.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lexington, TN
  • 81.1%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lexington, TN
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Lexington compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Lexington on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
There are 20 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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