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Lexington, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Lexington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Holmes County at latitude 33.1171 and longitude -90.0496. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lexington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lexington, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lexington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lexington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Lexington, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,756
Population in Households 1,751
Population in Familes 1,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 726
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 697
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 190 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $61,795
Average Home Value $74,901


Median Household Income $23,997
Average Household Income $39,279
Per Capita Income $15,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% -0.3%
Households 0.69% -0.09%
Families 0.43% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 139 62nd
Population Density1 # 106 71st
Diversity Index2 # 195 46th
Median Household Income # 310 14th
Per Capita Income # 260 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.