Lexington County, South Carolina

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Lexington County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. In 2000, its population was 216,014. The 2008 Census estimate placed the population at 248,518.[1] Its county seat is Lexington.[2]

Lexington County is part of the Columbia, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 758 square miles (1,963 km²), of which 699 square miles (1,811 km²) is land and 59 square miles (152 km²) (7.74%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 216,014 people, 83,240 households, and 59,849 families residing in the county. The population density was 309 people per square mile (119/km²). There were 90,978 housing units at an average density of 130 per square mile (50/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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