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Lexington, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Lexington had a population of 2,156 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 40.6469 and longitude -88.7846 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Lexington (GNIS ID: 2395695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lexington is located within Township of Lexington, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lexington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lexington, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,156
Population in Households 2,156
Population in Familes 1,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,052
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 857
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 663 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $120,714
Average Home Value $135,693


Median Household Income $61,689
Average Household Income $75,470
Per Capita Income $30,471
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.75%
Households 0.67% 0.71%
Families 0.28% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lexington, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 494 64th
Population Density1 # 727 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1148 16th
Median Household Income # 354 74th
Per Capita Income # 337 75th

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