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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Lexington is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 20,653. Lexington is in Lexington County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Lexington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lexington there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lexington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lexington are highly rated.
About Lexington...
Population
20,653

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    261.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,659.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lexington

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,019
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Lexington

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Lexington Reviews

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Lexington, SC has a great school system and is growing rapidly! There are new neighborhoods popping up and much new business growth in the area. The only downfall to the area is the traffic in downtown Lexington. If you have been here a while you can navigate around the traffic. However, Town council is keeping this on the agenda to better. Come to Lexington for live, education of your children and a great economy!
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Lexington has a small Southern town feel with big city traffic. The people are very polite but have a narrow view of the world in general. The town is very conservative, mostly white and Protestant.

The Main Street area has recently gone through lots of renovation with new restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, and a beautiful, second to none amphitheater with regular entertainment. Most public schools in South Carolina aren't very good but Lexington is an exception.

Unlike Columbia, the town is very safe for the most part. It is very rare to ever hear of murder or violent crimes. The worst crimes are usually car break-ins.

There are ample parks and trails for a town this size including a very nice dog park. Lake Murray and the Saluda River are nearby for those interested in water recreation.

I can not give Lexington 5 stars because it's infrastructure has not kept up with its growth due to poor planning.
Lexington County has some of the best! Schools your child can attend. As well as many job opportunities and openings all around the Lexington area. There is also May after school day-cares for parents that work late. I can pretty much walk anywhere in Lexington and not have a fear in the world because of top notch police officials, and patrols. Very safe and would recommend living here to anyone I can across that isn’t already!