Lexington, South Carolina 

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+135.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

92.9 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

5.2 / 7.3

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lexington, South Carolina

Lexington is an incorporated city located in Lexington County, South Carolina offering plenty of attractions such as exploring its multiple trails ideal for biking or jogging plus nearby Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church provides amazing views close by. There are also numerous shops and eateries providing unique items or delicious cuisine perfect for anyone looking to have a meal out during their visit here! College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina.
State: South Carolina
County: Lexington County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
City: Lexington
Zip Codes: 29072
Cost of Living: -7.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

Lexington, Sc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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Hot, humid summers
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What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

Columbia is the capital, the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and educational hub for the state. The city is laid out in a traditional grid along the Congaree River with a number of historic buildings, although many of the older ones were destroyed in Sherman’s famous march. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, whose attractive and historic campus is in the south part of the downtown area adds a dose of college town feel, a few amenities, and sports-related entertainment to the area. The downtown is clean and attractive, with entertainment near the campus and in a restored waterfront area. Beautiful older residential areas extend east with a clear antebellum imprint and good home values, but this isn’t the part of town with the best reputation for education and safety.


The unemployment rate in Lexington is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Lexington jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lexington's cost of living is 7.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lexington's Cost of Living

October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Lexington, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Lexington county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 64.2% to 34.1%. More Voting Stats

Lexington's population is 23,068 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 25.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 25.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lexington is $264,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 18.5%.

Lexington public schools spend $13,282 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Lexington. More Education

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Housing Market in Lexington

It's a good time to buy in Lexington. Home Appreciation is up 18.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lexington is $264,300.
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Reviews for Lexington   6 Reviews
Beware of the Snobs in Lexington, SC - 7/8/2015
Over the years Lexington has grown and there are indeed good schools, low cost of living, chain stores & plenty of churches. However, there is a high percentage of... Read More

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Lexington - 9/3/2012
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Living in Lexington - 3/2/2010
We moved down here from Pennsylvania almost 5 years ago and have enjoyed every minute. We really miss our friends from up there, but that's about it. Just like... Read More

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