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Lexington is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the site of the Revolutionary War battle
The latitude of Lexington is 37.783N. The longitude is -79.443W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,063 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,076.
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15% of Lexington residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lexington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lexington was $16,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Lexington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Lexington include Lexington Historic District, Virginia Military Institute Historic District, Washington and Lee University Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lexington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $982.
Libraries in Lexington include Rockbridge Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lexington include Lexington News-Gazette
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMRL.
Lexington City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lexington political report.
The average commute time for Lexington workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lexington include Best Western Inn at Hunt Ridge, Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center, Country Inn & Suites Lexington, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Lexington, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Howard Johnson Inn, Red Carpet Inn Lexington, Super 8, Wingate Inn.
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