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Lexington

Lexington, North Carolina

  •   State: 
    North Carolina
      County: 
    Davidson County
      City: 
    Lexington
      County FIPS: 
    37057
      Coordinates: 
    35°47′50″N 80°16′27″W
      Area total: 
    19.22 sq mi (49.78 km²)
      Area land: 
    19.22 sq mi (49.78 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    728 ft (222 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    35,8251
      Longitude: 
    -80,2543
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Winston-Salem, NC
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    27292
    27293
    27294
    27295
      GMAP: 

    Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
    3,797
      Population density: 
    1,021.44 residents per square mile of area (394.39/km²)
      Household income: 
    $27,966
      Households: 
    8,063
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.75%
      Income taxes: 
    8.25%

Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,931. Lexington is part of the Piedmont Triad region of the state. The city has been noted as one of America's top four best cities for barbecue by U.S. News & World Report. The City calls itself the "Barbecue Capital of the World".Lexington-style barbecue is made with pork shoulder cooked slowly over a hardwood fire, usually hickory. Red slaw is a combination of cabbage, vinegar, ketchup and crushed/ground black pepper; it is distinguishable from coleslaw because it contains no mayonnaise. The oldest surviving house in Lexington is The Homestead, built by Dr. William Rainey Holt (1798-1868), a physician born in what is today Alamance County. Silver Hill Mine, located a few miles south of Lexington, opened in 1838, and was the first operating silver mine in the country. In the twentieth century until the late 1990s, Lexington's economy was mainly based on textile and furniture manufacturing. Since then, most local manufacturers have moved their production facilities to Asia and Mexico as a way to reduce costs and remain competitive in a global market. The Lexington industrial portfolio has since diversified. Other large employers include: Halyard Health, PPG Industries, and Uptown Lexington, Inc., a non-profit organization created to revitalize the downtown area.

History

The oldest surviving house in Lexington is The Homestead, built by Dr. William Rainey Holt (1798-1868), a physician born in what is today Alamance County. Silver Hill Mine, located a few miles south of Lexington, opened in 1838, and was the first operating silver mine in the country. Lexington Memorial Hospital, Lexington Residential Historic District, Old Davidson County Courthouse, Pilgrim Reformed Church Cemetery, Henry Shoaf Farm, Uptown Lexington Historic District and John Henry Welborn House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lexington was incorporated as a city in 1828. The city was named after Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the first skirmish of the American Revolutionary War. Lexington is located on the banks of the Rappahannock River, which runs through the center of the city. The town has a population of about 3,000 people. It is located in the central part of Davidson County, which is the county seat for Davidson County. The Lexington area was at least sparsely settled by Europeans in 1775. The settlers named their community in honor of Lexington, Massachusetts, which was the siteof the first. skirmish. of theAmerican Revolutionary War, which took place in 1774. The settlement was named for Lexington. in Massachusetts, where the Battle of Lexington took place. In 1775, the town was called Lexington, and the name was changed to Lexington in 1778. The word Lexington means "town" or "city" in English.

Business and industry

In the twentieth century until the late 1990s, Lexington's economy was mainly based on textile and furniture manufacturing. Since then, most local manufacturers have moved their production facilities to Asia and Mexico as a way to reduce costs and remain competitive in a global market. The Lexington industrial portfolio has since diversified. Other large employers include: Halyard Health, Jeld-Wen and PPG Industries. The city's economy is now based on a number of different industries, including construction, manufacturing, health care, finance and IT. The economy is also heavily dependent on tourism and the construction industry. The town's population has grown to more than 100,000 people, with the majority of people living in and around the city of Lexington. It is the second largest city in the UK after London, with a population of more than 80,000. It also has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the country, with an average annual growth rate of 2.7 per cent. It has the highest unemployment rate in the world, at 2.9 per cent, and the highest rate of unemployment in the United States. The community has a high proportion of women, who make up more than half of the city's population, and a low unemployment rate, at 1.8 per cent in 2013. The population is also the highest in the state, with more than 50 per cent of residents living in or around the town of Lexington, compared to the U.S. average of 1.6 per cent for the same period.

Culture

Lexington calls itself the "Barbecue Capital of the World" Since 1984, the city has hosted the Lexington Barbecue Festival. The city has over twenty barbecue restaurants, an average of more than one per thousand residents. U.S. News & World Report ranked Lexington #4 on its list of the best cities for barbecue. High Rock Lake is the second largest lake in North Carolina, covering 15,180 acres (61 km²) The lake is stocked with channel, blue, and flathead catfish, plus crappie and several different sunfish, such as bluegill, shellcracker and others. It is best known for its quantity and quality of largemouth bass, which attract anglers from all over the United States. In 2019, it was announced that Pigs in the City will return in 2020. The most distinguishing feature of the "Lexington Barbecue Sandwich" is the inclusion of red slaw (sometimes called "barbecue slaw"). Red slaw is a combination of cabbage, vinegar, ketchup and crushed/ground black pepper; it is distinguishable from coleslaw because it contains no mayonnaise. Many Lexingtonians (and visitors) considerred slaw a staple for a quality barbecue experience. Red slAW is commonly served as a side dish with barbecue, grilled poultry and other meats, and on hot dogs as a relish. The "Pigs in the city" is a public art initiative coordinated by Uptown Lexington, Inc., a non-profit organization created to revitalize the downtown area of Lexington.

Geography

Lexington is located in the Piedmont Triad region. It is centered at 35°49'0" North, 80°15'31" West (35.816768, 80.258643). Lexington is 11 miles (18 km) northeast of High Rock Lake, part of the Yadkin-Pee Dee chain of lakes. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.6 km²), all land. It has a humid subtropical climate, with moderate temperatures during spring and autumn and warm to hot summers. Thunderstorms are common during the spring and summer months, including some severe storms. Winters are relatively mild and wet with highs typically in the 40s to 50s and overnight lows averaging just below freezing. The city is located between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mid-Atlantic coast, between the mid-Atlantic and the southern tip of the Great Lakes region of the U.S., in central North Carolina. It was founded in 1881. It became the first city in the state to be named after a city, Lexington, North Carolina, in 1883. Lexington was named after the town of Lexington, South Carolina, where the first recorded European settlers arrived in the 17th century. Lexington is located on the banks of the Little River, a tributary of the Pamlico River, which flows into the James River. The Lexington River runs through the center of the city.

Demographics

As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 19,632 people, 7,448 households, and 4,607 families residing in the city. Of the total population, 15.1% were at least 65 years old, 24.6% were under the age of 18, with the remaining 60.3% of the population being persons from 18 to 64. The average household size was 2.44 persons, and the average family size was 3.08 persons. Males comprise 48.1%. and females make up 51.9%. Caucasians make up 54.7%. African-Americans 28.4%. and Asians represent 2.9% of. the population. The global outsourcing of textile and furniture manufacturing has negatively impacted Lexington's economy. The median income for a household in the City was $26,226. The per capita income for the city was $15,310. 21.2%. of the city and 16.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of thetotal population, 31.7. of those under the Age of 18 and 18.0% of those 65 and older were living below the Poverty Line. The city is located on the Ohio River, which flows into the Mississippi River. It is located near the Ohio and Ohio Turnpike, which runs through the town of Lexington. Lexington has a population of 19,931 people, organized into 7,376 households. In 2010, the city had a population reduction of 1022 persons, or 5%, when compared to the 2000 census.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina = 45.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 90. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 59. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lexington = 4.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 3,797 individuals with a median age of 36.8 age the population grows by 1.24% in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,021.44 residents per square mile of area (394.39/km²). There are average 2.41 people per household in the 8,063 households with an average household income of $27,966 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.33% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.24%. The number of physicians in Lexington per 100,000 population = 64.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Lexington = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 218. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 29.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 35, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina which are owned by the occupant = 46.14%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 41 years with median home cost = $103,750 and home appreciation of -2.90%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.83 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,517 per student. There are 15 students for each teacher in the school, 337 students for each Librarian and 390 students for each Counselor. 4.04% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.52% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.07% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lexington's population in Davidson County, North Carolina of 1,440 residents in 1900 has increased 2,64-fold to 3,797 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.80% female residents and 48.20% male residents live in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina.

    As of 2020 in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina are married and the remaining 47.39% are single population.

  • 20.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Lexington require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.18% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 22.72% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.61% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.87% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina, 46.14% are owner-occupied homes, another 46.14% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.73% are vacant.

  • The 42.41% of the population in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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