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Lexington
  • Suburb of Columbia, SC

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade A
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Lexington is a suburb of Columbia with a population of 21,334. Lexington is in Lexington County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Lexington offers residents a dense 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.

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About Lexington...
Population
21,334

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,066
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    110.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    57.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    190.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,854.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    137.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Lexington

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,996
National
$62,843

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