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Lexington Park, Maryland

Lexington Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States, and the principal community of the Lexington Park, Maryland Micropolitan Statistical Area. Lexington Park is located at 38°15'32"N 76°27'2"W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), of which, 8.0 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.24%) is water.
The community came into being with the establishment of the Patuxent Naval Air Station during World War II, and was named for the recently sunk USS Lexington aircraft carrier. Prior to this Lexington Park was called "Jarbosville". John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and many noted astronauts trained there. In 1977 the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge spanning the Patuxent River linked the area to Calvert County and Solomons, Maryland. In recent years several aerospace and high-tech companies have located in the area bringing additional jobs. Shopping Centers along Maryland Route 235 ("Three Notch Road") and Great Mills Road have many department stores. Area students attend Great Mills High School. Nearby, Dashiell Hammett, noted novelist, was born on May 27, 1894.
Mattapany-Sewall Archeological Site and St. Richard's Manor were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Lexington Park in seaside St. Mary's County is one of the nation's fastest-growing "micropolitan" areas, expanding by 14.6 percent since 2000, largely on the strength of military growth. In addition, Southern Maryland is the fast-growing area in the state, and a very desirable bedroom community for people who work in the District of Columbia, but unlike neighboring Charles and Calvert Counties, many in St. Mary's County both work and live in the county.
The Patuxent Naval Air Station, which is based in Lexington Park, employs about 20,000 people, driving about 75 percent of the economy in St. Mary's County and providing roughly $3 billion to the state economy.
The area is surrounded by farmland and has a countryside charm with a historical appeal. In addition, there are many high tech jobs.

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Population

Total Population 12,642
Population Density 1,559 Persons/Sq. Mile
Female Population 6,005
Male Population 6,636
Population Change since 1990 ↑  34% Increase
Population Change since 2000 ↑  15% Increase
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Colleges

Nearest 2-Year Public College College Of Southern Maryland
Distance 37 miles
Nearest 4-Year Public College St Marys Coll Of Maryland
Distance 5 miles
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Households & Income

Total Number of Households 4,625
Family Households 2,840
Average Family Size 3.38
Average Household Income $ 68,573
Median Household Income $ 50,549
Income Change since 2000 ↑ 26% Increase
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.

Total Crime Risk 0.54
Crime Risk (County) 0.69
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.68
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.63
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.31
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.94
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.50
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.65
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.56
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.27
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.56
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Climate

Average July High Temperature 86.1 °F
Average January Low Temperature 28.3 °F
Annual Precipitation 43.7 inches
Air Pollution Index 94% of National Average
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Miscellaneous

Sales Tax Rate 6.00%
Nearest Airport Salisbury-ocean City Wicomico Regional
Distance 51 miles
Nearest Major Sports Team Bowie Baysox (aa)
Distance 49 miles

Lexington Park is small coastal city located in the state of Maryland. With two constituent neighborhoods, Lexington Park is the 98th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Lexington Park was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lexington Park economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents.
Housing costs in Lexington Park are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Lexington Park, employing 20.54% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Retail industries employ 18.98% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Lexington Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of Lexington Park is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Although Lexington Park is a relatively small city, quite a few people get to and from work by way of the bus, often traveling to the central city in the area.
Lexington Park is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and tidal rivers. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The most common language spoken in Lexington Park is English. Some people also speak Spanish.