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|People QuickFacts||Lexington||North Carolina|
|Population, 2013 estimate||18,993||9,848,060|
|Population, 2012 estimate||18,952||9,748,364|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||18,931||9,535,471|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||0.3%||3.3%|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||0.1%||2.2%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||8.0%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||24.6%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||15.1%||12.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||51.9%||51.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||54.7%||68.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||28.4%||21.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.7%||1.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||2.9%||2.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||2.6%||2.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||16.3%||8.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||49.8%||65.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||77.1%||84.4%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||10.2%||7.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||18.5%||10.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||68.2%||84.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||12.0%||26.8%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||21.2||23.5|
|Housing units, 2010||8,938||4,327,528|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||43.4%||67.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||25.5%||17.1%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$102,500||$153,600|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.34||2.51|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$16,618||$25,285|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$28,922||$46,450|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||26.1%||16.8%|
|Business QuickFacts||Lexington||North Carolina|
|Total number of firms, 2007||1,790||798,791|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||10.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.0%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||27.3%||28.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||807,634||205,867,299|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||214,950||88,795,885|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||515,404||114,578,173|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$25,662||$12,641|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||64,639||16,126,939|
|Geography QuickFacts||Lexington||North Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||17.98||48,617.91|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1,053.0||196.1|