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Welcome to Lexington ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lexington has a population of 22,314 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lexington.

Lexington is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lexington lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lexington: 29071-29073<4>

Websites for Lexington ...

Official Website:   www.lexsc.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lexingtonsc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lexington had an population of 22,314 people. This is an increase of 24.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 127.86% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 9,793 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, 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.

Communities near Lexington ...

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

  • Columbia [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • West Columbia [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
    • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<6>
  • Cayce [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
    • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<6>
  • Irmo [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Lexington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County]
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      • Batesburg-Leesville [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesburg-Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesburg-Leesville
    • Batesburg [Lexington County]
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Lexington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge

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 12 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lexington: www.lexsc.com/

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lexington, 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 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.
<5>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 drawn 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 for your convenience: 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: 33.9812, Longitude: -81.2359    
<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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