The population is slightly over 5,000 & the government includes a Mayor & Seven Councilmen. Financial institutions in New Lexington include three banks, while community facilities are weekly & daily newspapers, one District Library, plus two hospitals in Zanesville & Lancaster serve the city.

Recreation includes a public bowling center, outdoor swimming pool, public parks & tennis Courts. New Lex has a college, elementary and high school.

Utilities for the city is a daily water supply obtained from two reservoirs and ample electricity and gas service. Public transportation is provided New Lex by countywide transit, plus an airport is available for public use.

Two state highways in the city provide direct access to Interstate roadways. Intersection of Interstate 70(east-west) and 71 (northeast-southwest) is less than 40 miles away.