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Population (year 2000): 6,867. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,776 (-1.3% change)
Males: 3,791 (55.2%), Females: 3,076 (44.8%)

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Median resident age: 23.3 years
Median household income: $28,982 (year 2000)
Median house value: $131,900 (year 2000)

Lexington, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Lexington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.0%)
  • Black (10.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (16.7%), German (16.3%), Irish (14.7%), United States (8.4%), Italian (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%).

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Land area: 2.5 square miles

Lexington,

For population 25 years and over in Lexington

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 10.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lexington city

  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

4.0% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Africa, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -112 (-1.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Lynchburg, (32.3 miles Lexington-Virginia-Real-Estate.org )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (120.6 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (332.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Vista, VA Buena (7.2 miles VA Glasgow, (10.4 miles VA Goshen, (14.7 miles VA (21.0 miles Craigsville, Gate, VA (23.8 miles Iron VA (24.2 miles Buchanan, VA (25.0 miles Greenville, Forge, VA Clifton (26.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $50,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $106,200

Latitude: 37.78 N, Longitude: 79.45 W

Area code: 540


Lexington, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (44.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,347 (+19.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 872 (42.1%)


 

Crime in Lexington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 1 0 0
    per 100,000 29.1 14.6 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 4 0 2
    per 100,000 14.6 58.2 0.0 29.1
Assaults 8 4 9 3
    per 100,000 116.5 58.2 131.1 43.7
Burglaries 7 13 17 41
    per 100,000 101.9 189.3 247.6 597.1
Thefts 91 97 86 104
    per 100,000 1325.2 1412.6 1252.4 1514.5
Auto thefts 4 2 3 8
    per 100,000 58.2 29.1 43.7 116.5
104.1 107.0 97.1 129.2


Average climate in Lexington, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lexington,

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

On 5/4/1990, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Lexington city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1966, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 49.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Lexington:
  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (102 SPOTSWOOD ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lexington:
  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 29 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • COLUMBIA ALLEGHENY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; LOWMOOR, VA)
  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; BEDFORD, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lexington:
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 37 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 49 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 51 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; ID: SHD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lexington:
  • INGALLS FIELD (about 30 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; ID: HSP)
  • NEW LONDON (about 37 miles; FOREST, VA; ID: W90)
  • FALWELL (about 37 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: W24)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15 $55,078 $44,062 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $24,520 $32,693 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $15,396 $46,188 13 $3,363
Other and Unallocable 7 $17,725 $30,385 15 $5,110
Police - Other 15 $30,451 $24,360 4 $2,059
Streets and Highways 16 $39,560 $29,670 0 $0
Health 1 $2,599 $31,188 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 11 $20,471 $22,332 0 $0
Sewerage 13 $33,755 $31,158 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 10 $23,670 $28,404 12 $4,366
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,258 $27,096 0 $0
Water Supply 10 $24,024 $28,828 1 $708
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 60 $143,632 $28,726 4 $4,996
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 12 $20,286 $20,286 18 $10,048
Totals for Government 184 $453,425 $29,571 67 $30,650


Colleges/Universities in Lexington:
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,063; Location: Washington Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www2.wlu.edu)
  • VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 1,300; Public; Website: www.vmi.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lexington:
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; ROANOKE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 56 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 14,447)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 66 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 76 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
Public high school in Lexington:
  • ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY HIGH (Students: 1,068; Location: 143 GREENHOUSE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lexington:
  • MAURY RIVER MIDDLE (Students: 402; Location: 600 WADDELL ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL ELEM. (Students: 349; Location: 85 CENTRAL ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HARRINGTON WADDELL ELEM. (Students: 295; Location: 100 PENDLETON PLACE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LYLBURN DOWNING MIDDLE (Students: 177; Location: 302 DIAMOND ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EFFINGER ELEM. (Students: 128; Location: 2893 COLLIERSTOWN RD.; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Lexington:
  • THE ROCKBRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 71; Location: 21 SNOWY EGRET LANE; Grades: KG - 9)
  • MONTESSORI CENTER FOR CHILDREN (Students: 34; Location: 2 DOLD PLACE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Lexington:
  • ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,635,257; Location: 138 S. MAIN STREET; 160,986 books; 3,326 audio materials; 3,563 video materials; 413 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lexington: Lawyers Row (A), Memorial Gate (B), Godwins Row (C), Alumni House (D), Garland Gray Research Center and Library (E), The Pines (F), The Castle (G), Lejeune Hall (H), Richardson Hall (I), George C Marshall Museum (J), George C Marshall Research Foundation Library (K), Beaumont (L), Stonewall Jackson House (M), J T L Preston Library (N), Clarkson-McKenna Hall (O), Cormack Field House (P), Mallory Hall (Q), Jackson Memorial Hall (R), Lee-Jackson House (S), Reid Hall (T).

Churches in Lexington include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), Randolph Street United Methodist Church (B), Robert E Lee Memorial Episcopal Church (C), Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Gospel Way Church of God in Christ (E), Grace Presbyterian Church (F), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (G), Trinity United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2).

Creek: Woods Creek (A).

Parks in Lexington include: Washington and Lee University Historic District (1), Alumni Memorial Field (2), Liberty Hall Soccer Fields (3), Virginia Military Institute Historic District (4), Hopkins Green (5), Delaney Field (6), Son Read Memorial Track (7), Lexington Historic District (8), Wilson Field (9).

Post office: (A).  


Lexington compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WKCI (970 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in 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)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
  • WCYK-FM (99.7 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVTU (89.3 FM; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WPVA (90.1 FM; WAYNESBORO, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)

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

 

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