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Lexington, South Carolina

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Welcome to Lexington ...

The town of Lexington is located in Lexington County and is the County Seat for Lexington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lexington has a population of 21,265 people<1> (see below for details).

Lexington is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Lexington is located in the (803) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lexington: 29071-29073<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lexington had a population of 17,870 people (or 6.81% of the total population of Lexington County). This makes Lexington the county's most populous community.

The population of Lexington represents 0.39% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,870 people, the population of Lexington increased 82.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,793 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lexington had an population of 21,265 people. This is an increase of 19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 117.14% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lexington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Batesburg-Leesville   [Map]   5,377   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Batesburg   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Cayce   [Map]   14,086   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Columbia   [Map]   133,114   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forest Acres   [Map]   10,380   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Irmo   [Map]   12,250   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lexington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lexington:

Websites for Lexington ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lexington:

The official website for Lexington County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lexington.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lexington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 town (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lexington includes: 29071, 29072 & 29073.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9812, Longitude: -81.2359     [Map].

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