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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Lexington is a town in Tennessee with a population of 7,735. Lexington is in Henderson County. Living in Lexington offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lexington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lexington are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Lexington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    482.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,258.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    247.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Lexington

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,288
National
$55,322
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Lexington is a small town that has city living and country living in equal measure. It can be kind of cliquey, and is hard to get into as a new resident. The schools are mostly sports based as opposed to academics. However, despite it's shortcomings, it is altogether a decent community that can come together in times of difficulty. One example is the sheriffs wife has fallen into extremely poor health and everyone in the town banded together with a BBQ fundraiser to help pay her medical bills.
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This town will stand behind one another and behind its officials. Officials including the county mayor and city mayor. Also, there isn’t as much violence in this small town as there is in some small towns. It seems that “everyone knows everyone” and I think that is mostly a good thing to have in a town.
Lexington is a small town that I have lived in my whole life. It is a great place to be and has lots of friendly people in it. It is very safe to be here and has several stores. Lexington is actually continuing to grow over the years. The only thing I would begin to change in Lexington is our road systems, our town has grown so much over the years that trying to drive through it is a little difficult and could take some time. However, Lexington is an awesome city and a great town to live in.