Lexington, Oregon

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Lexington is a city in Morrow County, Oregon, United States. The population was 263 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PendletonHermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Lexington was named by early settler William Penland for his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky.[3] Lexington post office was established in 1885.[3] The city was incorporated in 1903, and had a population of 185 at the 1910 census.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 263 people, 102 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 637.9 people per square mile (247.7/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 269.2/sq mi (104.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.96% White, 1.14% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 102 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $37,969 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,152. About 6.7% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those sixty five or over.

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