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Lexington is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,726 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lafayette County. Located in western Missouri, Lexington lies about 40 miles east of Kansas City and is part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It is the home of the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Wentworth Military Academy and College, the oldest military school west of the Mississippi River opened in 1880.GeographyLexington is located at . 342343456489705439. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.38sqmi, of which, 5.15sqmi is land and 0.23sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 4,726 people, 1,867 households, and 1,201 families residing in the city. The population density was 917.7PD/sqmi. There were 2,127 housing units at an average density of 413.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 87.3% White, 6.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.Plan your holiday in Lexington and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States itinerary builder site.
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