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Population in 2012: 6,998 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 

Males: 4,429  (63.3%)
Females: 2,569  (36.7%)

Median resident age:  22.8 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24450.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,424 (it was $28,982 in 2000)
Lexington:

$35,424
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,445

Lexington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $258,085 (it was $129,800 in 2000)
Lexington:

$258,085
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $319,329; Detached houses: $317,575; Townhouses or other attached units: $491,917; In 2-unit structures: $76,302; Mobile homes: $10,174

Median gross rent in 2012: $768.

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  • White alone - 5,807 (82.5%)
  • Black alone - 668 (9.5%)
  • Hispanic - 271 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 153 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 119 (1.7%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.06%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lexington: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (15.6%), English (10.9%), Irish (10.0%), United States (7.3%), Scottish (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Land area: 2.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,806 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lexington city:

  • Never married: 64.0%
  • Now married: 26.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

410 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

This city:  5.9%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Lexington, Virginia as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lexington to the number of sex offenders is 233 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,463 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,790 (0.6%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $50,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $268,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $117,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 79.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,442 (+34.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,316 (61.7%)

Area code: 540

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Crime rates in Lexington by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 210000000020
per 100,000 28.714.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.028.10.0
Robberies 140252110110
per 100,000 14.356.50.028.071.329.214.914.20.014.414.00.0
Assaults 849321521211
per 100,000 114.756.5128.642.028.514.674.528.514.228.814.014.1
Burglaries 71317411416155671637
per 100,000 100.4183.7242.9573.7199.7233.8223.571.285.1101.0224.5523.2
Thefts 9197861048289746451355751
per 100,000 1305.01370.81228.91455.41169.81300.41102.7910.9723.5504.8799.9721.2
Auto thefts 423862413220
per 100,000 57.428.342.9112.085.629.259.614.242.628.828.10.0
Arson 101010002020
per 100,000 14.30.014.30.014.30.00.00.028.40.028.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 114.6110.195.8124.895.282.984.452.841.439.979.968.7

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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: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Virginia average:

2.27

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Lexington, Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.8%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -112 (-1.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 55% 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 below Virginia state average. It is 93% 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 the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from Lexington center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.0 miles away from Lexington center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockbridge County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Lexington:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Lexington, VA

Heliports located in Lexington:


Local government website: www.ci.lexington.va.us

Colleges/Universities in Lexington:

  • Washington and Lee University (Full-time enrollment: 2,152; Location: 204 West Washington Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wlu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Virginia Military Institute (FT enrollment: 1,500; Public; Website: www.vmi.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lexington:

  • Lynchburg College (about 31 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • Liberty University (about 34 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 25,053)
  • National College-Salem (about 47 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 48 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 54 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 20,854)
  • James Madison University (about 56 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 17,462)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 66 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)

Public high school in Lexington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • ROCKBRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 57; Location: 21 SNOWY EGRET LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI CENTER FOR CHILDREN (Students: 46; Location: 2 DOLD PL; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Lexington, School District: LEXINGTON CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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)

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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).

 
Rockbridge County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average.
City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 19.0. This is better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6

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

LAKE ROBERTSON (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LONG'S CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
POPLAR HILL EXXON (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.9%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 73.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lexington, VA

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

Lexington compared to Virginia state average:

Lexington, Virginia environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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) (Amended And
  • 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Virginia:

  • Howard Johnson Inn, I81 At Us11 Exit 195, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-9181
  • Best Western Inn Hunt Ridge, Rt 7 Box 99a, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (800) 464-1501
  • Best Western Inn @ Hunt Ridge, Rt 7 Box 99a, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 464-1500, Fax: (540) 464-1500
  • Comfort Inn-lexington, I-64 & US 11, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-7311, Fax: (540) 463-4590
  • Hampton Inn-col Alto, 401 E Nelson St, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-2223
  • Wingate Inn, 1108 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 464-4823
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 95 Maury River Rd, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-6000, Fax: (540) 463-6002
  • Super 8 Lexington, Va, 1139 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450 , Phone: (540) 463-7858, Fax: (540) 463-6969
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Virginia

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:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lexington city (based on Rockbridge County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.82%
Here41.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents37.0%18.3%13.5%13.5%17.7%
Congregations29.3%15.5%8.6%24.1%22.4%
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: 5
Rockbridge County:

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.
State:

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.
State:

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

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockbridge County:

27.6%
Virginia:

26.7%

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 10$34,315$41,1781$1,151
Other Government Administration 6$23,708$47,4162$4,711
Police Protection - Officers 14$53,220$45,6170$0
Police - Other 3$7,563$30,2522$753
Streets and Highways 18$51,659$34,4391$1,579
Solid Waste Management 12$26,227$26,2270$0
Sewerage 15$46,924$37,5390$0
Parks and Recreation 8$25,871$38,80722$9,514
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,903$34,8360$0
Water Supply 8$21,139$31,7090$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 56$165,645$35,4950$0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 10$18,226$21,8710$0
Other and Unallocable 21$50,802$29,0305$3,844
Totals for Government 182$528,202$34,82733$21,552

Lexington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,636,000 ($233.78)
    Fire Protection: $1,285,000 ($183.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $244,000 ($34.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $175,000 ($25.01)
    Regular Highways: $108,000 ($15.43)
    Police Protection: $83,000 ($11.86)
    General: $15,000 ($2.14)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,476,000 ($496.71)
    Sewerage: $2,132,000 ($304.66)
    Police Protection: $1,271,000 ($181.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,078,000 ($154.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,069,000 ($152.76)
    Housing & Community Development: $902,000 ($128.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $718,000 ($102.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $684,000 ($97.74)
    General - Other: $666,000 ($95.17)
    Financial Administration: $547,000 ($78.17)
    General Public Buildings: $355,000 ($50.73)
    Welfare - Other: $355,000 ($50.73)
    Fire Protection: $251,000 ($35.87)
    Central Staff Services: $228,000 ($32.58)
    Health Services - Other: $131,000 ($18.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,000 ($13.29)
    Corrections - Other: $9,000 ($1.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($38.73)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $902,000 ($128.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $75,000 ($10.72)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($4.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,619,000 ($660.05)

Lexington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,185,000 ($312.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000 ($32.15)
    All Other: $138,000 ($19.72)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $93,000 ($13.29)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $62,000 ($8.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($5.00)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($5.72)
    Public Welfare: $25,000 ($3.57)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $941,000 ($134.47)
    All Other: $663,000 ($94.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,552,000 ($221.78)
    Interest Earnings: $284,000 ($40.58)
    Property Sale Other: $121,000 ($17.29)
    Rents: $21,000 ($3.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,229,000 ($175.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $2,689,000 ($384.25)
    General Support: $562,000 ($80.31)
    All Other: $471,000 ($67.30)
    Highways: $395,000 ($56.44)
    Public Welfare: $123,000 ($17.58)
  • Tax - Property: $3,054,000 ($436.41)
    NEC: $791,000 ($113.03)
    Total General Sales: $650,000 ($92.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $583,000 ($83.31)
    Public Utilities: $528,000 ($75.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $47,000 ($6.72)

Lexington government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $1,748,000 ($249.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,727,000 ($246.78)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,440,000 ($348.67)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,589,000 ($227.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,821,000 ($546.01)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,981,000 ($425.98)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $356,000 ($50.87)
    Other, NEC: $346,000 ($49.44)

Lexington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,665,000 ($237.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,612,000 ($1087.74)

6.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buena Vista city, VA  0.88% ($21,343 average AGI)
from Augusta County, VA  0.62% ($37,388)
from Lexington city, VA  0.35% ($36,893)


5.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Buena Vista city, VA  0.99% ($26,359 average AGI)
to Augusta County, VA  0.44% ($37,800)
to Lexington city, VA  0.37% ($32,517)

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.)

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

Lexington, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

Lexington fatal accident list:

Jan 24, 2010 03:43 AM, Us-11, Lat: 37.78987778, Lon: -79.43016667, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 17, 1990 04:20 AM, Rt11bypass, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 16, 1989 02:10 AM, Washington, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 1975 09:19 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 93
  • Hazardous Condition: 115
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Lexington


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lexington, VA

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
Businesses in Lexington, VA
NameCountNameCount
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
Goodwill1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kincaid1U.S. Cellular1
Kroger1UPS4
La-Z-Boy2Waffle House1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1Wingate1
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Lexington, VA


Lexington on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 (24450) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #99 (24450) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Charles E. Henderson (11)
  • Robert Dunham Short, Iii (7)
  • Bryan Keith Dunnavant (6)
  • Kenneth Van Ness (3)
  • Michael F. Tschantz (3)
  • Michael E. Bell (2)
  • Vernon Eric Staton (2)
  • Nelson C. Schmidt, Jr. (2)
  • Joseph O. Branham (1)
  • Rolland Russell Martel (1)

Total of 48 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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