Lexington is located just north of Interstate 80 and directly on U. S. Highway 30 in south-central Nebraska. It has good access to rail and truck transportation. Lexington is the county seat of Dawson County, one of the fastest growing counties in Nebraska.
The business climate in Lexington is very good at the present time. Tyson Foods (IBP) is the communities' largest employer, with over 2,700 employees. Several other industries and business continue to thrive in Lexington, including Darling International, Orthman Manufacturing and Headquarters, Eilers Machine and Welding, and Chief Ethanol Fuels.
Lexington has many recreational opportunities for residents. The Lexington Family Aquatic Center is open May-August for water activities. It features a water slide, zero depth pool, and many other amenities. Lexington currently has 12 tennis courts. The Recreation Complex is home to baseball fields, softball fields, and soccer fields, and an all-season Hitting Complex. A new $9 Million YMCA was completed in 2015. An indoor soccer stadium was also completed in 2015. The Lexington Middle School was renovated in 1997, and is the home of the Auditorium, which is used for not only school events, but many community and cultural events.