Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 216,014. Its county seat is Lexington6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,963 km˛ (758 mi˛). 1,811 km˛ (699 mi˛) of it is land and 152 km˛ (59 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 7.74% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 216,014 people, 83,240 households, and 59,849 families residing in the county. The population density is 119/km˛ (309/mi˛). There are 90,978 housing units at an average density of 50/km˛ (130/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 84.18% White, 12.63% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 83,240 households out of which 35.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% are married couples living together, 11.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% are non-families. 22.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.01.
In the county, the population is spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $44,659, and the median income for a family is $52,637. Males have a median income of $36,435 versus $26,387 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,063. 9.00% of the population and 6.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.10% of those under the age of 18 and 9.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Oak Grove
- Pine Ridge
- Red Bank
- Seven Oaks
- South Congaree
- West Columbia