With a population of 1178, Lexington is located in Lee county, and is a 45-minute drive from Austin. Many residents of Lexington commute to Austin. There are over 20 local and community churches in northern Lee county. Lexington has 41 businesses located in the trade area, two financial institutions, and an active Chamber of Commerce. There are five volunteer fire departments located in and near Lexington. Lexington also has an active EMS unit and 911 service, and a rural health clinic.