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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Lexington is a town in Virginia with a population of 7,241. Lexington is in Lexington City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Lexington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lexington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lexington. The public schools in Lexington are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$788
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    70.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    14.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    42.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    337.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    47%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in Lexington

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,632
National
$62,843

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