top of page





Lexington couldn’t be a more welcoming place to live. Small town atmosphere with a close proximity to large city attractions make it the perfect place to put down roots.


Affordable home prices, convenient local amenities, a tight knit school district, and a safe place for kids to ride bikes are some of the things Lexingtonians are most proud of. Residents enjoy:


  • Award winning community hospital/health care

  • Locally owned fiber internet options 

  • Multiple local grocery options

  • Movie Theater with first run movies

  • State Park trails and many opportunities for outdoor activities

  • Community pool, manicured parks, and recreational programs

  • Historic downtown and budding business community

  • Convenient highway access to Kansas City and one hour to KCI

  • Plentiful options for places of worship


If you are interested in small town life, a slower pace, and a charming community - look no further. Feel free to reach out to the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce and set up a personalized tour to see what we are all about!

Checking Blood Pressure


Unlike many small towns, Lexington has a strong employer base that offers residents the opportunity to work in the town where they live.


With improving fiber internet structure, we are quickly becoming a destination for those who work from home.


Whether you are in a field related to health care, law, education, retail, or entrepreneurship, Lexington has opportunities for you! Some of our larger employers include:


  • HCA Midwest Health Care

  • Lexington RV School District

  • Langdon & Emison Law Firm

  • Lafayette County

  • MFA

  • City of Lexington

  • Brother’s Markets

  • State of Missouri


Additionally, there are countless retail and small business establishments that add to workforce opportunities.

Residents of Lexington enjoy a high-quality smalltown lifestyle, with big-city amenities less than an hour’s drive away. Lexington offers excellent educational, health care, recreational and cultural facilities and a wide array of economical housing, from antebellum homes to modern subdivisions.


            District Office






Assembly of God, Christ Episcopal, Church of Jesus Christ LDS, First Baptist, Grace Lutheran, Immaculate Conception Catholic, Living Word Lutheran, Presbyterian Disciples, Restoration Branch, Second Baptist, Trinity United Church of Christ, United Methodist



Thinking about opening a business? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?


From the founding of the Pony Express and large scale freighting firms of the 19th Century - to a connection with the Walton Family and numerous retail and transportation moguls of the 20th/21st Century - Lexington has a near 200 year history of churning out successful business leaders and opportunities.


Commercial and Residential properties in Lexington have been experiencing significant investment lately. History enthusiasts and nature lovers alike populate the town daily - driving demand for tourism related establishments higher and higher. Contact the Chamber today - and let us answer any questions about local opportunities.





Local Government


City of Lexington


Earl Parris - Mayor Pro Tem


Mark O’Dell

City Administrator



Carla Ghisalberti

City Clerk 



Lafayette County 


Hon. Harold Hoflander

Presiding Commissioner


Hon. Dane Plymell

Northern Commissioner


Hon. Brad MacLaughlin

Southern Commissioner


City of Lexington & Regional Profiles

Lexington: 4,453 (Year 2000), 4,726 (Year 2010)
Lafayette County: 32,939 (Year 2000), 33,381 (Year 2010)

All Missouri Certified City: Yes
Enterprise Zone: Yes


  • Assessed Value of City Property: $40,895,900

  • Basic residential property tax levy for latest year (per $100 assessed value):

City: $ .976

County: $ .11

State: $ .030

School: $ 4.08

Other∗:$ .605

Total:$ 5.801

Commercial Real Estate: $6.221

∗Includes items such as library, ambulance, road district, etc.

Sales Tax:

  • City:$.025

  • County:$.01625

  • State:$.04225

  • Total:$.0835


  • Missouri Senate District: 21

  • Missouri House District: 53

  • U.S. Congressional District: 5th

  • Type of Local Government: Mayor/Council

  • Comprehensive City Plan: Yes

  • Zoning: City – Yes County - Yes

  • Subdivision Ordinance w/ Design Standards: Yes

  • Industrial Development Authority w/ Bonding Capacity:
    City – Yes County ??

  • No. of Fire Department Personnel:
    Full Time: 11 Volunteer: 24

  • Fire Insurance Rating:
    Inside City Limits: 6
    Outside City Limits: 9

  • No. of Full Time Law Enforcement
    City: 11
    County: 22


Coldest Month: January
Average High in °F: 37
Average Low in °F: 16
Hottest Month: July
Average High in °F: 90
Average Low in °F: 66

Annual Average Precipitation
Rain: 35 inches
Snow: 21.3 inches
Driest Month: January
Normal: 1.46 inches
Wettest Month: September
Normal: 4.57 inches

bottom of page