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Lexington, Virginia
Gulf Shores, Alabama
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Lexington is 591% more densely populated than Gulf Shores.
People are 36% less likely to be married in Gulf Shores.
The Median Age is 26.5 years younger in Lexington.

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PEOPLE
 Lexington, VAGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 Population7,26211,131321,418,820
 Population - 20106,9909,035308,745,538
 Population - 20006,8675,044285,036,114
 Population - 19906,9593,261251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now4.35%241.34%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now5.75%120.68%12.76%
 Pop. Density2,90842191
 Land Area2263,531,905
 Water Area05264,837
 Median Age21.648.137.4
 Female Population38.21%55.44%50.81%
 Male Population61.79%44.56%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Lexington, VAGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 Age 0 to 43.06%6.29%6.36%
 Age 5 to 93.01%5.48%6.51%
 Age 10 to 141.52%2.89%6.59%
 Age 15 to 172.29%3.13%4.03%
 Age 18 to 2032.33%2.14%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2424.21%5.10%5.61%
 Age 25 to 344.02%13.05%13.47%
 Age 35 to 446.40%9.27%12.97%
 Age 45 to 544.15%14.46%14.09%
 Age 55 to 593.08%7.18%6.57%
 Age 60 to 643.80%7.40%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.65%17.70%7.64%
 Age 75 to 844.13%5.16%4.26%
 Age 85 and over2.36%0.75%1.85%
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 RACE
 Lexington, VAGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 White82.22%89.12%62.77%
 Black6.30%0.32%12.24%
 Asian4.44%1.89%4.95%
 Native American0.00%0.38%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.00%0.76%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.85%4.83%2.13%
 Hispanic4.19%2.70%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic95.81%97.30%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Lexington, VAGulf Shores, ALUnited States
 Households1,7274,728116,211,000
 Family Households8573,26876,958,100
 Non Family Households8701,46039,253,000
 Household Size2.092.222.63
 Married Population22.74%58.54%50.58%
 Single Population77.26%41.46%49.42%
 Now Married22.01%57.09%48.41%
 Married but Separated0.73%1.45%2.17%
 Never Married68.97%19.09%32.55%
 Widowed5.64%5.39%5.95%
 Divorced2.65%16.98%10.92%
 Married, w/children30.92%18.30%31.68%
 Married, no children50.41%58.23%41.44%
 Single, w/children12.84%16.59%16.94%
 Single, no children5.83%6.89%9.95%
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