Lexington, VA Population

Population: 6,867. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,776 (-1.3% change)
Males: 3,791 (55.2%), Females: 3,076 (44.8%)

Zip code: 24450

Median resident age: 23.3 years
Median household income: $28,982
Median house value: $131,900

Races in Lexington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.0%)
  • Black (10.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (16.7%), German (16.3%), Irish (14.7%), United States (8.4%), Italian (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%).

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lexington

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 42.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 10.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lexington city

  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

4.0% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Africa, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -112 (-1.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lexington:

  • STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL (102 SPOTSWOOD ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lexington:

  • VIRGINIA BAPTIST HOSP & LYNCHBURG GENL (about 29 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • COLUMBIA ALLEGHENY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; LOWMOOR, VA)
  • CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; BEDFORD, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lexington:

  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 37 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 49 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 51 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lexington:

  • INGALLS FIELD (about 30 miles; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Abbreviation: HSP)
  • NEW LONDON (about 37 miles; FOREST, VA; Abbreviation: W90)
  • FALWELL (about 37 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: W24)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Lexington:

  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,063; Location: Washington Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www2.wlu.edu)
  • VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 1,300; Public; Website: www.vmi.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lexington:

  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 56 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 66 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 76 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)

Schools

Public high school in Lexington:

  • ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY HIGH (Students: 1,068; Location: 143 GREENHOUSE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • MAURY RIVER MIDDLE (Students: 402; Location: 600 WADDELL ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL ELEM. (Students: 349; Location: 85 CENTRAL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HARRINGTON WADDELL ELEM. (Students: 295; Location: 100 PENDLETON PLACE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LYLBURN DOWNING MIDDLE (Students: 177; Location: 302 DIAMOND ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EFFINGER ELEM. (Students: 128; Location: 2893 COLLIERSTOWN RD.; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • THE ROCKBRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 71; Location: 21 SNOWY EGRET LANE; Grades: KG – 9)
  • MONTESSORI CENTER FOR CHILDREN (Students: 34; Location: 2 DOLD PLACE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Lexington:

  • ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,635,257; Location: 138 S. MAIN STREET; 160,986 books; 3,326 audio materials; 3,563 video materials; 413 serial subscriptions)