Lexington, Alabama

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Lexington, Alabama
Town
Location in Lauderdale County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lauderdale County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°57′58″N 87°22′22″W / 34.96611°N 87.37278°W / 34.96611; -87.37278
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lauderdale
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 840
 • Density 262.5/sq mi (101.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35648
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-42640
GNIS feature ID 0121530
Website lexingtonal.org

Lexington is a town in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 840.

Geography[edit]

Lexington is located at 34°57′58″N 87°22′22″W / 34.96611°N 87.37278°W / 34.96611; -87.37278 (34.966115, -87.372892).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 840 people, 364 households, and 244 families residing in the town. The population density was 261.5 people per square mile (101.0/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 122.6 per square mile (47.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.29% White, 0.24% Native American, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 364 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,736, and the median income for a family was $38,500. Males had a median income of $35,083 versus $17,422 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,184. About 5.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable native[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°57′58″N 87°22′22″W / 34.966115°N 87.372892°W / 34.966115; -87.372892