Lexington, Nebraska

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Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 10,011 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dawson County[3]. Lexington is located in southern Nebraska, on the Platte River, southeast of North Platte. It sits along the route of U.S. Route 30 and the Union Pacific Railroad. In the 1860s it was the location of a stop along the Pony Express.

Lexington is the principal city of the Lexington, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Dawson and Gosper counties.

The town is noted for its relatively high proportion of Hispanic-Americans for central Nebraska (over 50% of the town population), reflected in the Spanish language-businesses in downtown and along U.S. 30.

The Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles is located in Lexington adjacent to I-80.



Lexington is located at 40°46′46″N 99°44′38″W / 40.77944°N 99.74389°W / 40.77944; -99.74389 (40.779434, -99.743854)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is land and 0.34% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,011 people, 3,095 households, and 2,237 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,401.7 people per square mile (1,314.7/km²). There were 3,322 housing units at an average density of 1,128.8/sq mi (436.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.20% White, 0.44% African American, 1.17% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 30.78% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.15% of the population.

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