Official Zip Code NameLexington
Zip Code StateNebraska
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code308
Current Population:12295
Racial Majority: 33.24%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 74%
Unemployment Rate:2.74%
Median Household Income$48262
Average Adjusted Gross Income$38284
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time14.8 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
CDT
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Primary County: Dawson
Elevation Range2323 - 2700 ft.
Area256 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.81937027, -99.74317169

Zip Code 68850 Description

Zip Code 68850 is located in the state of Nebraska in the North Platte metro area. Zip code 68850 is primarily located in Dawson County. Portions of 68850 are also located in Gosper County. The official US Postal Service name for 68850 is LEXINGTON, Nebraska. Portions of zip code 68850 are contained within or border the city limits of Lexington, NE, . The area code for zip code 68850 is 308. 68850 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Nebraska.

The current unemployment level in 68850 is 2.74% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 2.8% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 2.8% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 68850 increased to 12295 from 11970 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 68850 is while the majority ethnicity attending 68850 public schools is Hispanic. 77.4% of students in 68850 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 4012 33.24% 4525 -11%
 Black Or African American 827 6.85% 683 +21%
 Hispanic 7148 59.22% 6824 +5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 53 0.44% 41 +29%
 Asian 0 0% 109 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 33 -100%
 Other Race 16 0% 16 -100%
 Two Or More Races 64 0.25% 64 -53%

Zip Code 68850 Race/Ethnicity

 White 16.2%
 Black Or African American 5.4%
 Hispanic 74%
 Asian 0.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1%
 Two or More Races 2.7%

Zip Code 68850 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1229511970
Male Population51.70%
Female Population48.30%
Total Households3959
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
77.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
71.4%
Median Household Income$48262
Income Under $50K Per Year51.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year11.20%
114 US Congressional DistrictNebraska 3
RepresentativeAdrian M. Smith
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$120875
Average Real Estate Sale Price$131684
Current Unemployment Level (June 2016)2.74%
Previous Month Unemployment Level2.69%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.45%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 27g - Platte River Valley
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 68850 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)12172536485763615037241537
Avg Max Temp (°F)35415162728387857766483862
Avg Precip (In.).46.471.612.133.793.453.512.711.751.351.04.4622.73
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Lexington, NE
CBSA Type68850
CBSA Population26653
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours