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A+ Lexington Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Lexington Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than South Carolina
1044% more expensive than the US average
South Carolina
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lexington cost of living
C- Lexington Crime Total crime is 11% lower than South Carolina
Total crime
3,30820% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3120% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Lexington crime
C+ Lexington Employment Household income is 35% higher than South Carolina
Median household income
$63,32614% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,7083% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%43% lower than the US average
Lexington employment
F Lexington Housing Home value is 22% higher than South Carolina
Median home value
$174,9005% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9722% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Lexington real estate or Lexington rentals
A Lexington Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Lexington K-12 schools

Living in Lexington, SC

Lexington is a moderately-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. The city has a population of 20,315 residents. According to the most recent Census, 78% of Lexington residents are White, 12% Black and 5% Asian. Lexington is known to be family friendly as more than 76% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 55% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to decide if living in Lexington is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in South Carolina, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Lexington and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the South Carolina and national averages.

With a livability score of 77/100, Lexington is ranked #3,270 in the United States and #25 in South Carolina. Based on this score, Lexington would be considered a very livable city! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lexington has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), weather (B) and education (A). There are some categories that Lexington ranks poorly for, including: housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lexington, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Knowing that the Lexington schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 65%, which is far higher than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Lexington. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Lexington are affordable. Median real estate prices in Lexington come in at $174,900, which is 21.8% higher than the South Carolina average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lexington, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 9.7% lower than the South Carolina average. Real estate appreciation rates in Lexington are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Lexington homes comes in at 6.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 2.7%.

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Compare Lexington, SC Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Lexington, SC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arcadia Lakes, SC8314.8991
Chapin, SC8113.71,566
Lake Murray of Richland, SC799.25,798
Lexington, SC78020,315
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Ridge, SC759.62,138
Seven Oaks, SC745.415,981
Irmo, SC727.411,851
Aiken, SC7241.830,403

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Not all its cracked up to be

You have to living here for over a year I cannot say I hate the town but can't say I like it either. At first you look at it and fall in love with the quaintness of it. Then you see that southern hospitality is a joke. You also have to wait to have a doctor appointment for a general practitioner over 3 months and you'll be lucky to see a specialist under a year. They must have referrals from your general practitioner even if you have Medicare that was a big surprise! All in all not at all that is done I find the healthcare is approximately 5 years behind New York at least sometimes I think the people are nicer in New York. The Big Boy network is alive and well. If you have a job you better make sure you could transfer it because otherwise you're going to be working in stock in Walmart. Please don't come here
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Lexington Has The Best Charm And Barbecue

Lexington ain't like the rest of the South. My Southern accent actually went away over a decade ago, but thinking about home in Carolina manages to bring just the right of ain't back into my heart.

If you're visiting Lexington, you can't leave without the BBQ. Not only are there amazing BBQ restaurants all over town, but there's also a BBQ festival. The festival is usually at the end of October, which is perfect weather in South Carolina; not chilly, and the last days of summer heat are usually gone.

Just don't let the calendars control your idea of temperature. I'm writing this in May with 40 °F mornings, and our Novembers have been in the 90's. It wasn't like this in the 1980's or 1990's, but we make it work.

Living in Lexington, SC is a joy! The food is what matters, but the beautiful greenery found anywhere in Carolina is a charm. The best areas in Lexington are anywhere with a BBQ pit, but most of the great restaurants aren't too far off Highway 379. Lake Murray is also big and beautiful, so don't miss it.
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Source: The Lexington, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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