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Running Head: COMMUNITY ANALYSIS

Community Analysis: Lexington, South Carolina

Robyn Alford, Kristen Connors, Katrina del Pilar, Allison Gulick, Diana Medlock

University of South Carolina

The Physical Community
Basic Fact Sheet (Lexington, South Carolina Data from CityData.com, n.d.)

Area:
Land Area: 5.7 Square Miles.
Water Area: 0.1 Square Miles.

Area Code: 803

Census Codes (Census 2000):
Block Groups:
Block Group 1: Census Tract 210.15, Lexington County, South Carolina
772 Persons/Sq Mile
Block Group 2:Census Census Tract 210.15, Lexington County, South Carolina
1,480 Persons/Sq Mile
Block Group 3: Census Tract 210.13, Lexington County, South Carolina
930 Persons/Sq Mile
Block Group 4: Census Tract 210.13, Lexington County, South Carolina
1,837 Persons/Sq Mile
Block Group 2: Census Tract 210.13, Lexington County, South Carolina
452 Persons/Sq Mile
Census Tracts:
Census Tracts 210.15 and 210.13, Lexington County, South Carolina

County: Lexington

Local Terrain [see figure 1.1]:
Mountainous areas: none
Bodies of Water: Lake Murray, Gibson's Pond, Mill Pond, Twelve Mile Creek
The elevation is 392 feet above sea level.

Major Shopping Area: within Main Street-Downtown, US 378 Bypass area, SC Route 6 off I-20.

Major US Highways [see figure 1.2]:
US 1, US 378, and US 6 intersect within the town of Lexington. All of these highways direct towards the city of Columbia.

Nearby towns and cities:
Red Bank: 3.4 Miles
Seven Oaks: 6.9 Miles
Springdale (Lexington County): 7.5 Miles
South Congaree: 7.6 Miles
Irmo: 7.8 Miles
St. Andrews: 8.9 Miles
Zip codes: 29071, 29072, 29073.

The town of Lexington, within Lexington County, SC, is approximately 5.7 square miles and was developed along Lake Murray. This town is west of the city of Columbia and towns that surround Lexington include Red Bank, Seven Oaks, and Springdale. There is approximately .1 square miles of water area within the town,...