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Lexington County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2014: 277,888 (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: 397 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lexington County: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.0%), Manufacturing (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lexington County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 135,701  (48.8%)
Females: 142,187  (51.2%)
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Lexington County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lexington County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,990 ($44,659 in 1999)

This county:

$53990
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $675 (lower quartile is $517, upper quartile is $870)
This county:

$675
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $142,000 (it was $92,700 in 2000)
Lexington:

$142,000
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,700 - $213,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,148
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

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
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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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $813 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $588 (0.5%)

Lexington County household income distribution in 2009 Lexington County home values distribution Lexington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for American Indian residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
Lexington County:

12.5%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 27.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 59 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 28 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

2012 air pollution in Lexington County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,063
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,283 (35% naturalized citizens)

Lexington County:

2.9%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,336
  • 1990 to 1994: 902
  • 1985 to 1989: 734
  • 1980 to 1984: 320
  • 1975 to 1979: 360
  • 1970 to 1974: 383
  • 1970 to 1974: 359
  • 1965 to 1969: 889

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: 58,351
  • One, attached: 1,515
  • Two: 1,373
  • 3 or 4: 2,244
  • 5 to 9: 2,795
  • 10 to 19: 2,011
  • 20 or more: 1,508
  • Mobile homes: 21,048
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 133

Housing units in Lexington County with a mortgage: 34,944 (4,689 second mortgage, 5,047 home equity loan, 136 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,338

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lexington County

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 near South Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from Lexington 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 8/21/1992 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 the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 200.9 miles away from Lexington County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 254.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3233): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1566): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1509): February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaWinter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1313): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1299): September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 25, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3145): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3145, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 4, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3047): August 4, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Lexington County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (26%)
  • India (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lexington County (%):

  • United States or American (22%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Lexington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 90,834 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 12,671 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 268 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 78 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 108 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,365 (1%)
  • Other means: 788 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,037 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $55,800.

6.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($309 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

4.40% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($23,472 average AGI)
2.53% relocated from other states ($17,850 average AGI)
Lexington County:

2.53%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  2.54% ($38,948 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.20% ($32,785)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.18% ($33,306)
from Charleston County, SC  0.13% ($36,367)
from Newberry County, SC  0.11% ($35,718)
from Saluda County, SC  0.11% ($32,829)
from Greenville County, SC  0.11% ($45,857)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

4.09% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($23,167 average AGI)
2.40% relocated to other states ($15,111 average AGI)
Lexington County:

2.40%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  2.35% ($33,189 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.20% ($110,985)
to Aiken County, SC  0.15% ($27,957)
to Greenville County, SC  0.14% ($40,803)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.12% ($33,212)
to Orangeburg County, SC  0.11% ($30,059)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.10% ($32,789)

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 2014: 12.7

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 2014: 8.0

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 in Lexington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lexington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lexington County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2119)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2062)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1691)
  • Unspecified dementia (1632)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1306)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1252)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (996)
  • Congestive heart failure (625)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (515)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (456)

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: 8406.580
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 135.030
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31458.47

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1328.250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 776.120
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.75
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: 260,071
  • In family households: 219,853 (48,588 male householders, 22,364 female householders)
    52,767 spouses, 75,018 children (69,033 natural, 1,823 adopted, 4,162 stepchildren), 5,765 grandchildren, 2,396 brothers or sisters, 1,947 parents, 3,244 other relatives, 6,411 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40,218 (14,875 male householders (11,320 living alone)), 16,906 female householders (14,230 living alone)), 8,437 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,320 (2,007 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 30,703 2-persons, 17,065 3-persons, 14,044 4-persons, 5,909 5-persons, 2,017 6-persons, 1,214 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 25,550 1-person, 4,869 2-persons, 785 3-persons, 440 4-persons, 87 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

38,992 married couples with children.
12,649 single-parent households (2,554 men, 10,095 women).

94.7% of residents of Lexington County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,010,160,000 ($4372 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:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,841
  • 2000 to 2004: 25,116
  • 1990 to 1999: 28,378
  • 1980 to 1989: 17,566
  • 1970 to 1979: 19,497
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,118
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,997
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,050
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,272
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 46
  • 2 rooms: 435
  • 3 rooms: 1,772
  • 4 rooms: 5,321
  • 5 rooms: 14,296
  • 6 rooms: 16,108
  • 7 rooms: 12,661
  • 8 rooms: 7,662
  • 9+ rooms: 5,973
  • 1 room: 221
  • 2 rooms: 1,029
  • 3 rooms: 2,502
  • 4 rooms: 5,913
  • 5 rooms: 5,183
  • 6 rooms: 2,569
  • 7 rooms: 984
  • 8 rooms: 402
  • 9+ rooms: 163
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lexington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 136
  • 1 bedroom: 1,148
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,419
  • 3 bedrooms: 39,461
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,131
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,979
  • no bedroom: 328
  • 1 bedroom: 3,006
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,979
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,665
  • 4 bedrooms: 904
  • 5+ bedrooms: 84
Cars and other vehicles available in Lexington County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,036
  • 1 vehicle: 15,998
  • 2 vehicles: 29,831
  • 3 vehicles: 12,338
  • 4 vehicles: 3,097
  • 5+ vehicles: 974
  • no vehicle: 2,398
  • 1 vehicle: 9,497
  • 2 vehicles: 5,447
  • 3 vehicles: 1,161
  • 4 vehicles: 368
  • 5+ vehicles: 95

56% of Lexington County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in South Carolina.

Lexington County:

55.9%
State average:

56.8%

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

  • This state: 138063
  • Northeast: 14476
  • Midwest: 12661
  • South: 38063
  • West: 4151

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lexington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.7%)
  • Utility gas (28.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (72.9%)
  • Utility gas (18.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,340
Here:

5.2%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 620
Here:

5.1%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 982
Here:

12.1%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lexington County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,351,000
    Regular Highways: $9,415,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,719,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,421,000
    General - Other: $6,434,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,421,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000,000
    Financial Administration: $5,734,000
    Libraries: $4,069,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,732,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,193,000
    Health - Other: $2,359,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,740,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,313,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $372,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Air Transportation: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,073,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,396,000
    Libraries: $951,000
    General - Other: $905,000
    Housing and Community Development: $665,000
    Regular Highways: $335,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $153,000
    Correctional Institutions: $135,000
    Financial Administration: $77,000
    General Public Building: $67,000
    Health - Other: $64,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,119,000

Lexington County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,574,000
    Parks and Recreation: $981,000
    Air Transportation: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,800,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,936,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $956,000
    Interest Earnings: $721,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000
    Sale of Property: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,758,000
    All Other: $3,216,000
    Highways: $90,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,179,000
    Other License: $3,307,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,644,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $704,000

Lexington County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,786,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,738,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,048,000

Lexington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,977,000

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
Lexington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lexington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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+)"