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Lexington County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2019: 298,750 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 216,014 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 54,808
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,983
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 64,274
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,942 (it was 18,966 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 699 sq. mi.

Water area: 58.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 427 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.0%), Construction (13.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.0%), Educational, health and social services (12.2%), Manufacturing (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Lexington County, SC (2019)
    • 222,402103.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 43,20720.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 18,2338.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,6163.1%Two or more races
    • 5,9822.8%Asian alone
    • 8540.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4110.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 3640.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.4 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years
Males: 144,058  (48.2%)
Females: 154,692  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Lexington County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,631 ($44,659 in 1999)
This county:

$61,631
South Carolina:

$56,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $707 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $937)
This county:

$707
State:

$729


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,700 (it was $92,700 in 2000)
Lexington:

$168,700
South Carolina:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,400 - $256,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $238,626
Here:

$238,626
State:

$266,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,711
Here:

$156,711
State:

$219,057

In 2-unit structures: $102,713
Here:

$102,713
State:

$275,825

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,149
Here:

$169,149
State:

$168,533

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,545
Here:

$165,545
State:

$250,122

Mobile homes: $67,781
Here:

$67,781
State:

$72,281

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $35,294
Here:

$35,294
State:

$43,541

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,219
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 2,007

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 45
  • Robberies: 104
  • Assaults: 408
  • Burglaries: 1071
  • Thefts: 2570
  • Auto thefts: 443

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 47
  • Robberies: 123
  • Assaults: 383
  • Burglaries: 1118
  • Thefts: 3011
  • Auto thefts: 489
Lexington County, SC map from a distance

Health of residents in Lexington County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
70.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
49.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Health of residents in Lexington County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
77.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
67.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
73.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
45.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1402 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1998: 1540 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 1999: 1319 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2000: 1383 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2001: 1384 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2002: 1674 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2003: 2007 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2004: 2072 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2005: 2236 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2006: 2554 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2007: 2409 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2008: 1570 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2009: 1154 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2010: 1168 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2011: 1162 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2012: 1340 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2013: 1494 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2014: 1412 buildings, average cost: $260,800
  • 2015: 1673 buildings, average cost: $251,700
  • 2016: 1740 buildings, average cost: $246,500
  • 2017: 1697 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 2018: 1861 buildings, average cost: $252,200
  • 2019: 2117 buildings, average cost: $253,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Lexington, SC residents
Average permit cost in Lexington, SC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,027 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $790 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Lexington, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lexington, SC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lexington, SC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.6%
Lexington County:

12.6%
South Carolina:

13.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.3% for American Indian residents, 32.1% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.4 years old
(Males: 38.6 years old, Females: 40.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 33.8 years old, American Indian residents: 41.7 years old, Asian residents: 37.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 39.5 years old)

Area name: Columbia, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lexington County is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce, Irmo, Lexington, Red Bank, Batesburg-Leesville, Springdale, South Congaree, Pine Ridge.

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

2018 air pollution in Lexington County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Lexington County borders

Neighboring counties: Clarendon County , Lee County , Lee County, Mississippi , Pender County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Lexington, SC
County total employment by year in Lexington, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Lexington, SC

Current college students: 10,063
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,283 (40.2% naturalized citizens)

Lexington County:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,7042010 or later
  • 5,1852000 to 2009
  • 2,9881990 to 1999
  • 1,0541980 to 1989
  • 7431970 to 1979
  • 1,248Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.0%

Lexington County marital status for males Lexington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 88,745
  • One, attached: 2,307
  • Two: 1,561
  • 3 or 4: 2,063
  • 5 to 9: 3,526
  • 10 to 19: 2,271
  • 20 to 49: 2,070
  • 50 or more: 1,775
  • Mobile homes: 23,602
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 75

Housing units in Lexington County with a mortgage: 58,780 (457 second mortgage, 6,918 home equity loan, 104 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28,708

Here:

67.4% with mortgage
State:

58.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lexington County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,801183
Mainline Protestant43,90978
Catholic5,7393
Black Protestant4,70626
Other4,43314
Orthodox2303
None135,573-
Lexington County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lexington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Lexington County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 188
This county:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lexington County:

8.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Lexington County:

26.9%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Lexington County:

Average size of farms: 95 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,133
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1178.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,625
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,134
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.48%
Corn for grain: 5190 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 934 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1505 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3281 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4,681 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 529 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lexington County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from Lexington County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 174.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from Lexington County center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4492, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Carolina Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 6, 2017 - September 13, 2017, FEMA Id: 4346, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lexington County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lexington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 100,069 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 11,999 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 669 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,155 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 1,727 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 6,803 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (30%)
  • India (12%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lexington County


  • American (20%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Lexington County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,045 people in nursing homes
  • 478 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 366 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 292 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 177 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 162 people in other group homes
  • 146 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 82 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 78 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 34 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Lexington County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,014 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 857 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 102 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 94 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 52 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 52 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 42 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,331.

7.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

5.01% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($31,446 average AGI)
2.76% relocated from other states ($23,475 average AGI)
Lexington County:

2.76%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  3.08% ($50,474 average AGI)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.18% ($42,876)
from Aiken County, SC  0.18% ($45,476)
from Saluda County, SC  0.13% ($34,071)
from Charleston County, SC  0.12% ($48,402)
from Newberry County, SC  0.12% ($38,992)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.10% ($36,760)


7.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,492 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.22%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

4.48% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($28,092 average AGI)
2.30% relocated to other states ($17,848 average AGI)
Lexington County:

2.30%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  2.59% ($41,856 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.18% ($59,073)
to Aiken County, SC  0.17% ($43,022)
to Greenville County, SC  0.15% ($52,745)
to Newberry County, SC  0.12% ($52,635)
to Saluda County, SC  0.12% ($47,202)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.11% ($48,878)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Lexington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Lexington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2018: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lexington County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lexington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lexington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lexington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lexington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lexington County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lexington County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 32,635 (27,077 aged, 5,558 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,918 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lexington County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,706)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,547)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,318)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,210)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,932)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,856)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,260)
  • Congestive heart failure (908)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (699)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (581)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,407
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 135
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,458

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,328
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 776
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.9
  • Other - 18.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 79.4
  • Suffocation - 20.8
  • Poisoning - 15.8
  • Other - 6.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 298,750
  • Male householders: 57,883 (12,357 living alone), Female householders: 60,310 (17,765 living alone)
  • 58,502 spouses (58,104 opposite-sex spouses), 6,782 unmarried partners, (6,412 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 84,481 children (77,833 natural, 1,445 adopted, 5,203 stepchildren), 8,664 grandchildren, 3,372 brothers or sisters, 3,318 parents, 1,089 foster children, 2,756 other relatives, 8,838 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,755

Size of family households: 37,573 2-persons, 19,920 3-persons, 12,501 4-persons, 6,821 5-persons, 2,980 6-persons, 1,323 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,122 1-person, 5,797 2-persons, 353 3-persons, 628 4-persons, 175 7-or-more-persons.

41,371 married couples with children.
17,633 single-parent households (3,937 men, 13,696 women).

92.5% of residents of Lexington speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,010,160,000 ($4,372 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $121,173,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $526,319,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $149,755,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $845,000
Federal grants: $221,294,000
Federal procurement contracts: $63,263,000 ($44,788,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $48,683,000 ($8,394,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,236,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $116,339,000
Federal Government insurance: $137,819,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 16,237
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,393
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,060
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10,746
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lexington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 44.20 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • 10,6072014 or later
  • 6,3572010 to 2013
  • 22,8352000 to 2009
  • 26,9591990 to 1999
  • 19,8201980 to 1989
  • 19,3151970 to 1979
  • 11,1781960 to 1969
  • 5,6381950 to 1959
  • 2,3231940 to 1949
  • 2,9631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • 1401 room
  • 3182 rooms
  • 1,3573 rooms
  • 6,4484 rooms
  • 13,1475 rooms
  • 19,8896 rooms
  • 17,5437 rooms
  • 10,8128 rooms
  • 17,8349+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • 1,3401 room
  • 7032 rooms
  • 3,4043 rooms
  • 8,0414 rooms
  • 9,8935 rooms
  • 4,1556 rooms
  • 1,3607 rooms
  • 1,0218 rooms
  • 7889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • 140no bedroom
  • 7901 bedroom
  • 9,8042 bedrooms
  • 45,5333 bedrooms
  • 23,8704 bedrooms
  • 7,3515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
  • 1,340no bedroom
  • 2,9591 bedroom
  • 11,9592 bedrooms
  • 12,3483 bedrooms
  • 1,7914 bedrooms
  • 3085+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lexington County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lexington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lexington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,794no vehicle
  • 20,6751 vehicle
  • 37,3172 vehicles
  • 19,5043 vehicles
  • 6,8194 vehicles
  • 1,3795+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lexington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lexington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,983no vehicle
  • 15,0101 vehicle
  • 9,3212 vehicles
  • 1,8883 vehicles
  • 3794 vehicles
  • 1245+ vehicles

86.5% of Lexington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in South Carolina.

Lexington County:

86.5%
State average:

85.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 181,268
  • Other state: 98,084
  • Northeast: 21,890
  • Midwest: 17,409
  • South: 51,929
  • West: 6,856
Year householders moved into unit in Lexington County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lexington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.4%Electricity
  • 28.5%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 88.1%Electricity
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,100
Here:

6.7%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,036
Here:

6.5%
South Carolina:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,542
Here:

12.2%
South Carolina:

20.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lexington County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,598,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,563,000
    Financial Administration: $27,336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,217,000
    Health - Other: $15,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,168,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,809,000
    Regular Highways: $8,992,000
    Libraries: $6,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,294,000
    General - Other: $4,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,375,000
    Air Transportation: $247,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,107,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,972,000
    Air Transportation: $2,962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,255,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $652,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,796,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,840,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,214,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,268,000
    Sale of Property: $468,000
    Rents: $186,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $6,360,000
    Financial Administration: $5,145,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,761,000
    Air Transportation: $3,740,000
    Regular Highways: $3,343,000
    Police Protection: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,613,000
    Libraries: $2,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,880,000
    Correctional Institutions: $768,000
    General Public Building: $514,000
    Central Staff Services: $304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    General - Other: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,080,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,065,000
    Highways: $4,890,000
  • Tax - Property: $112,545,000
    Other License: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,920,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $617,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,001,000

Lexington County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,598,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,563,000
    Financial Administration: $27,336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,217,000
    Health - Other: $15,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,168,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,809,000
    Regular Highways: $8,992,000
    Libraries: $6,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,294,000
    General - Other: $4,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,375,000
    Air Transportation: $247,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,107,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,972,000
    Air Transportation: $2,962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,255,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $652,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,796,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,840,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,214,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,268,000
    Sale of Property: $468,000
    Rents: $186,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $6,360,000
    Financial Administration: $5,145,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,761,000
    Air Transportation: $3,740,000
    Regular Highways: $3,343,000
    Police Protection: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,613,000
    Libraries: $2,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,880,000
    Correctional Institutions: $768,000
    General Public Building: $514,000
    Central Staff Services: $304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    General - Other: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,080,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,065,000
    Highways: $4,890,000
  • Tax - Property: $112,545,000
    Other License: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,920,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $617,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,001,000

Lexington County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,598,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,563,000
    Financial Administration: $27,336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,217,000
    Health - Other: $15,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,168,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,809,000
    Regular Highways: $8,992,000
    Libraries: $6,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,294,000
    General - Other: $4,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,375,000
    Air Transportation: $247,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,107,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,972,000
    Air Transportation: $2,962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,255,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $652,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,796,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,840,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,214,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,268,000
    Sale of Property: $468,000
    Rents: $186,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $6,360,000
    Financial Administration: $5,145,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,761,000
    Air Transportation: $3,740,000
    Regular Highways: $3,343,000
    Police Protection: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,613,000
    Libraries: $2,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,880,000
    Correctional Institutions: $768,000
    General Public Building: $514,000
    Central Staff Services: $304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    General - Other: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,080,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,065,000
    Highways: $4,890,000
  • Tax - Property: $112,545,000
    Other License: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,920,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $617,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,001,000

Lexington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $16,377,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,598,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,563,000
    Financial Administration: $27,336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,217,000
    Health - Other: $15,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,168,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,623,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,809,000
    Regular Highways: $8,992,000
    Libraries: $6,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,671,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,294,000
    General - Other: $4,902,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,844,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,375,000
    Air Transportation: $247,000
    Parks and Recreation: $228,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,107,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,972,000
    Air Transportation: $2,962,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,255,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $652,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $398,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,631,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,835,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,796,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $21,840,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,214,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,268,000
    Sale of Property: $468,000
    Rents: $186,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $6,360,000
    Financial Administration: $5,145,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,761,000
    Air Transportation: $3,740,000
    Regular Highways: $3,343,000
    Police Protection: $2,991,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,613,000
    Libraries: $2,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,880,000
    Correctional Institutions: $768,000
    General Public Building: $514,000
    Central Staff Services: $304,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    General - Other: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $191,080,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,006,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,065,000
    Highways: $4,890,000
  • Tax - Property: $112,545,000
    Other License: $3,460,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,920,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $617,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,001,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,334
  • Number of aged recipients: 265
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,069
  • Number of recipients under 18: 688
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,061
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 585
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,203
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,407
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,704$140,5561,375$170,3035,497$168,441178$86,7088$3,943,250471$141,652215$65,623
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$135,404119$150,361435$160,46421$38,9520$024$128,16770$58,157
APPLICATIONS DENIED308$132,159302$123,2022,000$162,579152$63,2960$0125$125,280215$60,381
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN182$138,533171$176,7781,248$164,65746$70,4131$1,330,00063$130,55638$78,868
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS69$135,08758$175,586348$167,6556$50,6670$012$129,33313$56,231
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED252$203,317257$182,4716$146,6671$78,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED81$227,51967$172,8816$108,6671$68,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$203,69640$189,2253$213,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$249,92928$201,7501$103,0001$178,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$234,4445$160,0001$120,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lexington, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lexington, SC - Value
Most common first names in Lexington County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,65170.1 years
John1,40372.3 years
William1,28371.7 years
Mary1,23377.2 years
Robert81170.2 years
George64573.8 years
Charles61169.1 years
Thomas50669.8 years
Annie48380.1 years
Willie45372.6 years
Most common last names in Lexington County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith77974.0 years
Williams55972.3 years
Taylor46275.3 years
Shealy44677.0 years
Johnson41571.9 years
Jones40171.8 years
Davis38470.6 years
Brown32170.5 years
Robinson26470.4 years
Hall24472.8 years
Businesses in Lexington County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2La Quinta1
AMF Bowling2La-Z-Boy2
AT&T4Lane Bryant2
Ace Hardware4Lane Furniture7
Advance Auto Parts10Little Caesars Pizza8
Applebee's3Long John Silver's1
Arby's4Lowe's4
AutoZone6Marriott4
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets18
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's15
Best Western2Microtel2
Blockbuster5Motel 61
Budget Car Rental1New Balance5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike6
Burger King13Nissan2
CVS12Office Depot2
CarMax1Panera Bread1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza4
Chevrolet1Payless3
Chick-Fil-A6Penske5
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Church's Chicken2Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut9
Clarion2Popeyes2
Cold Stone Creamery1Publix Super Markets2
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Suites1Quality5
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack5
DHL3Ramada2
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn3Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry4Rite Aid6
Domino's Pizza7Ruby Tuesday4
DressBarn2Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill2
Dunkin Donuts3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge2SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In6
FedEx58Sears4
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Sheraton1
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn3
Ford2Sprint Nextel5
GNC3Starbucks4
GameStop8Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Goodwill3Subway31
H&R Block11T-Mobile14
Hardee's11T.J.Maxx2
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell6
Hilton5Target2
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place2
Holiday Inn6Tire Kingdom3
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hyundai1True Value2
IHOP3U-Haul26
InTown Suites1UPS87
Jimmy John's1Urban Outfitters1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
Just Tires3Volkswagen1
KFC7Waffle House19
Kincaid1Walgreens8
Kmart3Walmart6
Knights Inn2Wendy's11
Kohl's1Wingate1
Kroger1YMCA3

Lexington County on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"