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Welcome to Lexington ...

The city of Lexington is located in Davidson County<1> and is the County Seat for Davidson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lexington has a population of 19,094 people<2> (see below for details).

Lexington was established in 1775.

The community of Lexington is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lexington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lexington is within the (336) area code.

The ZIP code for Lexington: 27292<4>

Websites for Lexington ...

Official Website:   www.lexingtonnc.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lexingtonchamber.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lexington had an population of 19,094 people. This is an increase of 0.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lexington had a population of 18,931 people (which is 11.62% of the total population of Davidson County). This makes Lexington the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lexington represents 0.2% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,931 people, the population of Lexington decreased 5.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,953 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lexington.

Communities Also Named Lexington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Lexington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lexington.

Communities near Lexington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lexington.

  • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winston-Salem
    • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston-Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winston-Salem<6>
  • High Point [Davidson County]
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    • High Point [Davidson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113,565 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for High Point<6>
  • Salisbury [Rowan County]
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    • Salisbury [Rowan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,821 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<6>
  • Thomasville [Davidson County]
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    • Thomasville [Davidson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,713 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clemmons [Forsyth County]
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      • Clemmons [Forsyth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clemmons have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemmons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clemmons<6>
    • Archdale [Randolph County]
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      • Archdale [Randolph County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archdale<6>
    • Trinity [Randolph County]
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      • Trinity [Randolph County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<6>
    • Mocksville [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mocksville
      • Mocksville [Davie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mocksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mocksville<6>
    • Midway [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Davidson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Spencer [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Rowan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lexington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lexington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lexington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lexington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lexington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lexington ...

Looking for more information about Lexington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lexington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lexington.

Adding Lexington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lexington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lexington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lexington on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lexington on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Davidson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lexington: www.lexingtonnc.net/

The official website for Davidson County: www.co.davidson.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Davidson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lexington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lexington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lexington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lexington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lexington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lexington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LexingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8241, Longitude: -80.2533    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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