Lexington, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 7,106 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 4,017  (56.5%)
Females: 3,089  (43.5%)
Median resident age:

21.7 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24450.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,416 (it was $28,982 in 2000)
Lexington:

$44,416
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,764 (it was $16,497 in 2000)

Lexington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $298,715 (it was $129,800 in 2000)
Lexington:

$298,715
VA:

$273,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $794.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.4%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Lexington, VA (2010)
    • 5,80782.5%White alone
    • 6689.5%Black alone
    • 2713.8%Hispanic
    • 1532.2%Asian alone
    • 1191.7%Two or more races
    • 120.2%Other race alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Lexington, Virginia as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lexington is 140 to 1.


Crime rates in Lexington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
2
(27.8)
1
(13.6)
2
(27.5)
2
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(71.3)
2
(29.2)
1
(14.9)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(28.5)
1
(14.6)
5
(74.5)
2
(28.5)
1
(14.2)
2
(28.8)
1
(14.0)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.6)
3
(41.6)
3
(40.8)
8
(110.1)
6
(85.3)
2
(28.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(199.7)
16
(233.8)
15
(223.5)
5
(71.2)
6
(85.1)
7
(101.0)
16
(224.5)
37
(523.2)
6
(85.8)
8
(111.1)
12
(163.1)
10
(137.7)
6
(85.3)
2
(28.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(1,170)
89
(1,300)
74
(1,103)
64
(910.9)
51
(723.5)
35
(504.8)
57
(799.9)
51
(721.2)
54
(772.0)
46
(638.6)
48
(652.5)
66
(908.6)
33
(469.1)
33
(464.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(85.6)
2
(29.2)
4
(59.6)
1
(14.2)
3
(42.6)
2
(28.8)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.6)
1
(13.9)
2
(27.2)
1
(13.8)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)94.782.483.952.541.139.779.468.360.665.066.991.169.931.6

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City-data.com crime index in Lexington, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: English (13.6%), American (9.7%), German (8.0%), Irish (7.5%), Scottish (4.6%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,850 people per square mile   (average).

Lexington, Virginia map

298 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.2%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,674 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,252 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (30.3 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (119.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (277.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Lexington, VA (1.1 miles ),
Buena Vista, VA (2.5 miles ),
Glasgow, VA (3.2 miles ),
Goshen, VA (3.8 miles ),
Big Island, VA (4.2 miles ),
Iron Gate, VA (4.4 miles ),
Craigsville, VA (4.6 miles ),
Clifton Forge, VA (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 79.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,395 (+47.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,555 (71.6%)

Area code: 540

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

Lexington tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Lexington, VA
Historical housing units in Lexington, VA
Most common industries in Lexington, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (34.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (36.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.6%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Lexington, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (13.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3.3%)
  • Top executives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Lexington, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lexington, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.2 miles away from the Lexington city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/4/1990, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from Lexington center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.9 miles away from Lexington 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 261.4 miles away from Lexington center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from Lexington center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 145.5 miles away from Lexington center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 279.5 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 Rockbridge County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lexington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lexington:

  • CARILION STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1 HEALTH CIRCLE)
  • ROCKBRIDGE AREA HOSPICE INC (315 MYERS STREET)
  • KENDAL AT LEXINGTON (170 KENDAL DRIVE)
  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS (756 N LEE HIGHWAY)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSP HM HLTH (130 WALKER STREET SUITE C)

Heliports located in Lexington:

Colleges/Universities in Lexington:

  • Virginia Military Institute (Full-time enrollment: 1,907; Location: VMI Parade; Public; Website: www.vmi.edu)
  • Washington and Lee University (Full-time enrollment: 1,788; Location: 204 West Washington Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wlu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • Lynchburg College (about 31 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 33 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 34 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 45 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • American National University (about 47 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 48 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Roanoke College (about 48 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

Public high school in Lexington:

Private high school in Lexington:

  • ROCKBRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 79, Location: 21 SNOWY EGRET LN, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

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Library in Lexington:

  • ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,881,053; Location: 138 S. MAIN STREET; 165,727 books; 20 e-books; 6,898 audio materials; 8,217 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 206 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lexington: Lawyers Row (A), Godwins Row (B), Memorial Gate (C), The Pines (D), The Castle (E), Silverwood (F), Preston House (G), Old Blue Tavern (H), Miley House (I), McElwee House (J), McCampbell Inn (K), Lexington Visitors Center (L), Hopkins House (M), Evergreen House (N), Edmonson-Penick House (O), Campbell House (P), Brown House (Q), Beaumont (R), Wilbur C Hall Library (S), Washington Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lexington include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), First Baptist Church (B), Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Gospel Way Church of God in Christ (D), Grace Presbyterian Church (E), Lauderdale Associated Reform Presbyterian Church (F), Lexington Church of Christ (G), Lexington Presbyterian Church (H), Manly Memorial Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Woods Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lexington include: Alumni Memorial Field (1), Son Read Memorial Track (2), Virginia Military Institute Historic District (3), Washington and Lee University Historic District (4), Delaney Field (5), Lexington Historic District (6), Liberty Hall Soccer Fields (7), Wilson Field (8), Hopkins Green (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Marshall George C Museum (401 Vmi Parade), Landmark Preservation Associates (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6 Houston Street), Literacy Volunteers Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 138 South Main Street), Boxerwood Gardens (963 Ross Road).

Hotels: Alexander-Withrow House (3 West Washington Street), Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center (62 Comfort Way), A B & B at Llewellyn Lodge (603 South Main Street), Historic Country Inns (3 West Washington Street), Econo Lodge Lexington (65 Econo Lane), Country Inns & Suites by Carlson (875 North Lee Highway), Best Western Inn at Hunt Ridge (25 Willow Springs Road), Hampton Inn Lexington Historic Area (401 East Nelson Street), House Mountain Inn (455 Lonesome Dove Trail).

Birthplace of: Cy Twombly - Artist, Pat Robertson - (born 1930), conservative Protestant, Sally Mann - Photographer, Hilary Hahn - Violinist, Gary W. Martini - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, John Letcher - Politician, E. Barrett Prettyman - Federal judge, Robert Paxton - Historian, William A. A. Wallace - Texas ranger, William A. MacCorkle - Politician.

Rockbridge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

NATURE CAMP (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE ROBERTSON (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

46.0%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


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

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2010:

  • 1,398 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,112 people in college/university student housing
  • 52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2000:

  • 2,118 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Lexington (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Hunter Hill Branch at 869 W Lee Hwy, branch established on 1976/04/19; Lexington Main Branch at 45 South Main Street, branch established on 1886/02/24. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: College Square Branch at 719 North Lee Highway, branch established on 1984/11/07; Nelson Street Main Branch at 537 East Nelson Street, branch established on 1992/10/20. 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
  • StellarOne Bank: Lexington Branch at 1197 Lee Highway, branch established on 1999/09/23. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • Community Bank: Lexington Branch at 102 Walker Street, branch established on 2006/03/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $511.2 mil, Deposits: $365.1 mil, headquarters in Staunton, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Lexington Branch at 116 East Midland Trail, branch established on 1965/04/22. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: North Lee Highway Virginia Branch at 1233 North Lee Highway, branch established on 2007/08/01. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lexington Branch at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 1965/03/18. 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
  • Bank of Botetourt: Lexington Office Branch at 65 East Midland Trail, branch established on 2000/11/15. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $307.3 mil, Deposits: $281.5 mil, headquarters in Buchanan, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Botetourt Bankshares, Inc.
  • CornerStone Bank, N. A.: Cornerstone Bank, N. A. at 457 E. Nelson Street, branch established on 2009/02/17. Info updated 2009/02/18: Bank assets: $77.9 mil, Deposits: $69.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lexington:

Marital status in Lexington, VA
  • Never married: 69.9%
  • Now married: 19.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Virginia average:

12.2

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, VA (based on Rockbridge County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,38619
Mainline Protestant3,11525
Other782
None15,728-
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
Here:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Rockbridge County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Rockbridge County:

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockbridge County:

27.6%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lexington:

45.4%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lexington:

24.9%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lexington:

16.2%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lexington:

33.3%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.6%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lexington, VA Residents

Lexington government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $666,000 ($93.72)
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,048,000 ($147.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $269,000 ($37.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $97,000 ($13.65)
    General Public Buildings: $64,000 ($9.01)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($4.78)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,000 ($1.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.41)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,715,000 ($804.25)
    Sewerage: $3,119,000 ($438.92)
    Water Utilities: $2,037,000 ($286.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,705,000 ($239.94)
    Police Protection: $1,464,000 ($206.02)
    Regular Highways: $1,185,000 ($166.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,058,000 ($148.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,047,000 ($147.34)
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000 ($146.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $931,000 ($131.02)
    Health - Other: $736,000 ($103.57)
    Financial Administration: $697,000 ($98.09)
    General Public Buildings: $687,000 ($96.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000 ($36.03)
    Corrections - Other: $116,000 ($16.32)
    Public Welfare - Other: $71,000 ($9.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $495,000 ($69.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,121,000 ($157.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,000 ($1.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,358,000 ($1176.19)

Lexington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,817,000 ($396.43)
    Other: $1,812,000 ($255.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $270,000 ($38.00)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $176,000 ($24.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $103,000 ($14.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $84,000 ($11.82)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000 ($0.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $234,000 ($32.93)
    General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($5.07)
    Public Welfare: $24,000 ($3.38)
    Highways: $9,000 ($1.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,938,000 ($272.73)
    Other: $1,444,000 ($203.21)
    Education: $25,000 ($3.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $609,000 ($85.70)
    General Revenue - Other: $364,000 ($51.22)
    Donations From Private Sources: $130,000 ($18.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000 ($14.49)
    Rents: $38,000 ($5.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,817,000 ($396.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $3,138,000 ($441.60)
    General Local Government Support: $1,470,000 ($206.87)
    Highways: $360,000 ($50.66)
    Public Welfare: $174,000 ($24.49)
  • Tax - Property: $4,807,000 ($676.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $818,000 ($115.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $735,000 ($103.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $548,000 ($77.12)
    Other License: $435,000 ($61.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $305,000 ($42.92)
    Motor Vehicle License: $72,000 ($10.13)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000 ($6.19)

Lexington government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,412,000 ($2872.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,571,000 ($2754.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000 ($118.21)

Lexington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $908,000 ($127.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,024,000 ($1973.54)

7.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Buena Vista city, VA  1.24% ($30,636 average AGI)
from Lexington city, VA  1.03% ($69,573)
from Augusta County, VA  0.58% ($36,860)


6.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Buena Vista city, VA  1.14% ($25,031 average AGI)
to Lexington city, VA  0.93% ($43,316)
to Augusta County, VA  0.59% ($50,360)
Businesses in Lexington, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike2
Best Western2Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx6Sleep Inn1
Ford1Subway2
Goodwill1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Howard Johnson1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS4
Kincaid1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2Wingate1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WREL (1450 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKPA (1170 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: SEVEN HILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WREL-FM (96.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, VA; Owner: EQUUS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMRL (89.9 FM; LEXINGTON, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lexington:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Lexington: Gary W. Martini.

Lexington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lexington fatal accident list:

Dec 31, 2014 05:48 PM, Us-11, Lat: 37.790881, Lon: -79.428294, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 308ft / 94.2mTotal length
  • $4,695,000Total costs
  • 170,172Total average daily traffic
  • 13,640Total average daily truck traffic
  • 121,256Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lexington, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lexington, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lexington)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lexington, VA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lexington)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R22 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 12BV , Serial Number: 0241, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 05/30/2018
    Registrant (Individual): William Roberts, 406301 Jackson Ave, Lexington, VA 24450
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 67LW , Serial Number: 1237-97, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 05/06/1998
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Leon C Ii Johenning, Po Box 1118, Lexington, VA 24450, Other Owners: Winifred H Johenning
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6903J , Serial Number: 28-7690425, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 06/07/2011
    Registrant (LLC): Green Valley Aerospace LLC, 25 Meadow Heights Ln, Lexington, VA 24450
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210M (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 761XG , Serial Number: 21062596, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 04/15/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 04/19/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Medusa Inc, 10 Bordens School Ln, Lexington, VA 24450

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 92. The highest number of fire incidents - 155 took place in 2013, and the least - 22 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lexington, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.0%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lexington, VA
    • 81652.0%Structure Fires
    • 38024.2%Outside Fires
    • 27317.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1016.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lexington, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn-lexington, I-64 & US 11, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-7311, Fax: (540) 463-4590
  • Hampton Inn-col Alto, 401 E Nelson St, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-2223
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 95 Maury River Rd, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-6000, Fax: (540) 463-6002
  • Super 8 Lexington, Va, 1139 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-7858, Fax: (540) 463-6969
  • Holiday Inn Express, 880 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-7351, Fax: (540) 463-5464
  • Country Inn & Suites, 875 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 464-9000, Fax: (540) 464-9016
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 2814 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-6400, Fax: (540) 464-3639
  • Economy Inn, 65 Econo Ln, Lexington, Virginia 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-7371, Fax: (540) 463-6095
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Virginia
Most common first names in Lexington, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16280.3 years
William15974.6 years
James14772.4 years
John13372.7 years
Robert10173.9 years
Charles9574.3 years
Margaret6880.7 years
Elizabeth5781.9 years
George5172.5 years
Ruth5078.6 years
Most common last names in Lexington, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8475.9 years
Hostetter7673.4 years
Clark6972.9 years
Moore6375.5 years
Miller4278.1 years
Johnson4076.6 years
Higgins3870.9 years
Conner3875.9 years
Sorrells3573.7 years
Brown3379.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lexington, VA
  • 65.6%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lexington, VA
  • 55.9%Utility gas
  • 44.1%Electricity


Lexington compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Lexington on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: information (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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