Lexington is a town and the county seat of Lexington County in South Carolina. It is said that Lexington is a direct descendant of the old Royal township of Saxe Gotha and was one of the eleven established by the colonial government of King George II in 1735.
The population of the town as per the 2000 census was 9,793 people. By 2005, it reached to 14,329 people. This made the town the second largest municipality in the Columbia, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. By 2009, it has reached to 14,995 people.
As per the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.8 square miles, 5.7 square miles is land and the remaining 0.1 square miles is water.
Lexington experiences 47 inches of rainfall and 2 inches of snowfall each year. The number of days having measurable precipitation is 108 days. There are 222 sunny days each year in this town. July is warm with 92 Fahrenheit and January is cold with 34 Fahrenheit.
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