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

The community of Lexington is the Seat for Lexington County.

Lexington County was founded in 1804 and was created by taking area from OrangeburgCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lexington had a population of 255,607 people. This is an increase of 18.33% since the last Census (which gave a population of 216,014 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lexington represented 5.38% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010262,391+21.47%+2.65% since 2009
2009255,607+18.33%+2.35% since 2008
2008249,744+15.61%+2.37% since 2007
2000216,014The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Lexington County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lexington County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Columbia   129,333116,27811.23% increase  
Lexington   16,3219,79366.7% increase  
West Columbia   14,06113,0647.63% increase  
Cayce   13,06212,1507.51% increase  
Irmo   11,94211,0398.18% increase  

Websites for Lexington County

Official Website:   www.lex-co.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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