East Lexington, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,463.
Males: 831  (56.9%)
Females: 632  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24450.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,243
East Lexington:

$56,243
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,629

East Lexington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $211,075
East Lexington:

$211,075
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $348,422; detached houses: $344,074

Median gross rent in 2019: $902.

March 2019 cost of living index in East Lexington: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.0%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in East Lexington, VA (2019)
    • 1,17969.4%White alone
    • 41724.5%Black alone
    • 593.5%Hispanic
    • 181.1%Asian alone
    • 160.9%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (72.0%), Italian (3.9%), English (3.5%), German (1.6%), Scottish (1.6%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

9 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Virginia:

12.4%

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (120.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (276.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lexington, VA (1.1 miles ),
Buena Vista, VA (2.4 miles ),
Glasgow, VA (3.3 miles ),
Goshen, VA (3.8 miles ),
Big Island, VA (4.3 miles ),
Craigsville, VA (4.5 miles ),
Iron Gate, VA (4.5 miles ),
Greenville, VA (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 79.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Distribution of median household income in East Lexington, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in East Lexington, VA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Virginia:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

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

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

East Lexington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the East Lexington place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/4/1990, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 81.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 129.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from East Lexington center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from East Lexington center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from East Lexington center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 247.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockbridge County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers in East Lexington:

  • HERITAGE HALL LEXINGTON (205 HOUSTON STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near East Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSP HM HLTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • CARILION STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • ROCKBRIDGE AREA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LEXINGTON, VA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-SHENANDOAH VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BUENA VISTA, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Lexington:

  • Lynchburg College (about 31 miles; Lynchburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 33 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Liberty University (about 34 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 43 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • American National University (about 48 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 49 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • Roanoke College (about 49 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

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

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

53.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
88 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in East Lexington:

Marital status in East Lexington, VA
  • Never married: 47.6%
  • Now married: 34.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in East Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - East Lexington
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Lexington, VA (based on Rockbridge County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,38619
Mainline Protestant3,11525
Other782
None15,728-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This 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.
Virginia:

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

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

10.1%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Virginia:

26.7%

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

Here:

7.25%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buena Vista city, VA  1.24% ($30,636 average AGI)
from Lexington city, VA  1.03% ($69,573)
from Augusta County, VA  0.58% ($36,860)


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

Here:

6.10%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buena Vista city, VA  1.14% ($25,031 average AGI)
to Lexington city, VA  0.93% ($43,316)
to Augusta County, VA  0.59% ($50,360)

Strongest AM radio stations in East 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.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • 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 East 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.)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around East Lexington:

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

East Lexington fatal accident list:

Jan 6, 2015 11:45 AM, I-64, Lat: 37.803469, Lon: -79.419722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 2015 10:15 PM, Sr-39, Lat: 37.804722, Lon: -79.421111, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 31, 2012 12:00 AM, Us-11, Lat: 37.808500, Lon: -79.401036, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 17, 2008 06:14 PM, Sr-39, Rt-791, Lat: 37.806619, Lon: -79.422923, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 61Number of bridges
  • 978ft / 298mTotal length
  • $3,842,000Total costs
  • 381,687Total average daily traffic
  • 86,878Total average daily truck traffic
  • 479,085Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in East Lexington, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 321970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for East Lexington, VA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Lexington, VA
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 18.1%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Lexington, VA
  • 89.1%Electricity
  • 10.9%Utility gas


East Lexington compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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