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Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 10,230 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dawson County. 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.HistoryLexington began as a frontier trading post in 1860. The post was later destroyed. Fort Plum Creek was established near its ruins in 1864. Lexington was founded in 1871. It was originally called Plum Creek.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.51sqmi, of which, 4.50sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 10,230 people, 3,180 households, and 2,320 families residing in the city. The population density was 2273.3PD/sqmi. There were 3,403 housing units at an average density of 756.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 57.9% White, 6.6% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 29.7% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 60.4% of the population.Use our United States trip planner to plan your trip to Lexington and other destinations in United States.
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