Lexington, Alabama

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Lexington, Alabama
Town
Lexington Town Hall
Lexington Town Hall
Location of Lexington in Lauderdale County, Alabama.
Location of Lexington in Lauderdale County, 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[1]
 • Total 3.24 sq mi (8.39 km2)
 • Land 3.24 sq mi (8.38 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 735
 • Estimate (2017)[2] 717
 • Density 221.57/sq mi (85.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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". It incorporated in 1959.[3] As of the 2010 census, the population of the town is 735, down from 840 in 2000. The current Mayor of Lexington is Sandra Killen-Burroughs, Wife of the Famous Race Car Driver Barry Burroughs.

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).[4]

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

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188072
1960315
1970278−11.7%
1980884218.0%
1990821−7.1%
20008402.3%
2010735−12.5%
Est. 2017717[2]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2013 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] 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 person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  3. ^ James P. Kaetz, "Lexington," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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