Lexington, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 31,394.
Population change since 2000: +3.4%
Males: 15,156  (48.3%)
Females: 16,238  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02420, 02421.

Lexington Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $156,896 (it was $96,825 in 2000)
Lexington:

$156,896
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $73,969 (it was $46,119 in 2000)

Lexington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $865,744 (it was $413,500 in 2000)
Lexington:

$865,744
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $983,121; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $703,325; in 2-unit structures: $578,300; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $414,073; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $447,871

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,993.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lexington: 141.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.5%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.4% for Black residents, 1.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.8% for other race residents, 2.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lexington, MA (2017)
    • 22,47666.7%White alone
    • 9,51928.3%Asian alone
    • 8852.6%Two or more races
    • 6401.9%Hispanic
    • 3531.0%Black alone
    • 1370.4%Other race alone
    • 100.03%American Indian alone

Races in Lexington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Lexington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(9.9)
1
(3.3)
2
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.9)
1
(2.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
2
(6.6)
1
(3.2)
3
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.2)
3
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(26.4)
15
(49.3)
13
(43.0)
21
(69.3)
12
(39.0)
16
(52.2)
13
(41.2)
13
(40.6)
14
(42.9)
7
(21.2)
19
(56.7)
19
(56.5)
7
(20.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
50
(164.8)
52
(170.8)
65
(215.1)
55
(181.4)
26
(84.5)
58
(189.2)
69
(218.5)
36
(112.5)
45
(137.9)
34
(102.9)
22
(65.7)
22
(65.4)
24
(70.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
210
(692.3)
186
(610.9)
262
(867.0)
262
(864.1)
192
(624.0)
237
(773.3)
263
(832.7)
190
(593.8)
185
(566.9)
181
(547.7)
127
(379.1)
108
(321.0)
88
(258.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(49.4)
7
(23.0)
6
(19.9)
8
(26.4)
2
(6.5)
5
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.1)
5
(15.1)
1
(3.0)
2
(5.9)
1
(2.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(13.2)
1
(3.3)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)57.450.766.265.240.258.956.839.844.237.331.337.222.0

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City-data.com crime index in Lexington, MA

Crime rate in Lexington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 63 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Lexington, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (8.1%), Irish (7.9%), English (5.6%), European (4.4%), American (3.6%), German (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1713

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 16.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,914 people per square mile   (low).

Lexington, Massachusetts map

9,586 residents are foreign born (8.0% Asia, 5.4% Europe).

This place:

28.5%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,931 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $11,361 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waltham, MA (4.4 miles , pop. 59,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (11.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (175.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Arlington, MA (1.9 miles ),
Lincoln, MA (2.0 miles ),
Winchester, MA (2.1 miles ),
Bedford, MA (2.1 miles ),
Waltham, MA (2.1 miles ),
Burlington, MA (2.1 miles ),
Belmont, MA (2.1 miles ),
Woburn, MA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 71.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,643 (+37.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,446 (21.9%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Distribution of median household income in Lexington, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lexington, MA in 2017
Lexington satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2000: 75 buildings, average cost: $301,100
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $352,400
  • 2002: 72 buildings, average cost: $297,300
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $308,400
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $305,800
  • 2005: 65 buildings, average cost: $306,300
  • 2006: 55 buildings, average cost: $306,200
  • 2007: 61 buildings, average cost: $307,300
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $322,500
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $357,300
  • 2010: 71 buildings, average cost: $368,400
  • 2011: 59 buildings, average cost: $342,900
  • 2012: 97 buildings, average cost: $369,500
  • 2013: 82 buildings, average cost: $350,200
  • 2014: 99 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2015: 87 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2016: 87 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2017: 86 buildings, average cost: $392,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Lexington, MA residents
Average permit cost in Lexington, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Lexington, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.0%)
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Construction (3.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (24.1%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.6%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Lexington, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (10.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Top executives (7.7%)
  • Engineers (6.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

Average climate in Lexington, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lexington, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.234. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.47
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Lexington place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lexington-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from Lexington center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 235.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from Lexington center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lexington topographic map

Main business address for: CENTRA SOFTWARE INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), SEGUE SOFTWARE INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), MACROCHEM CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), RAYTHEON CO/ (SEARCH, DETECTION, NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE, AERONAUTICAL SYS), INDEVUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), STRIDE RITE CORP (FOOTWEAR, (NO RUBBER)), CRITICAL THERAPEUTICS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Lexington:

  • NEW ENGLAND HOME HEALTH SERVIC (594 MARRETT ROAD, #11)
  • BROOKHAVEN AT LEXINGTON (1010 WALTHAM STREET)
  • EAST VILLAGE NURSING HOME (140 EMERSON ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-LEXINGTON (840 EMERSON GARDENS ROAD)
  • LEXINGTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (178 LOWELL STREET)
  • MEDIPLEX OF LEXINGTON (178 LOWELL ST)
  • PINE KNOLL NURSING CENTER (30 WATERTOWN STREET)

Heliports located in Lexington:

Amtrak stations near Lexington:

  • 7 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 11 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 11 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • Bentley University (about 4 miles; Waltham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,229)
  • Brandeis University (about 6 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Tufts University (about 7 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 7 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Lesley University (about 8 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)
  • Harvard University (about 8 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Cambridge College (about 8 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,782)

Public high schools in Lexington:

Private high schools in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 302, Location: 48 BARTLETT AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • COTTING SCHOOL (Students: 107, Location: 453 CONCORD AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • MEADOWRIDGE PELHAM ACADEMY (Students: 25, Location: 13 PELHAM RD, Grades: 8-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • WM DIAMOND MIDDLE (Students: 818, Location: 99 HANCOCK STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • JONAS CLARKE MIDDLE (Students: 747, Location: 17 STEDMAN RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • BRIDGE (Students: 537, Location: 55 MIDDLEBY RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • MARIA HASTINGS (Students: 480, Location: 7 CROSBY ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • BOWMAN (Students: 470, Location: 9 PHILIP RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • JOSEPH ESTABROOK (Students: 444, Location: 117 GROVE STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • HARRINGTON (Students: 430, Location: 328 LOWELL STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • FISKE (Students: 345, Location: 55 ADAMS STREET, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 238, Location: 130 PLEASANT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • WALDORF SCHOOL OF LEXINGTON (Students: 230, Location: 739 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ARMENIAN SISTERS ACADEMY (Students: 98, Location: 20 PELHAM RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • COMMUNITY THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 187 SPRING ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Lexington

Library in Lexington:

  • CARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,391,586; Location: 1874 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE; 224,157 books; 13,835 audio materials; 9,654 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 287 print serial subscriptions; 8 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lexington Public Schools are rated among the worst in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts according to Commonwealth of Massachusetts studies in meeting the needs of learning disabled students. added by Parent of Lexington Public School Child

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lexington: Pine Meadows Country Club (A), Ebenezer Fiske House Site (B), Lexington Golf Club (C), Chiesa Farm (D), Ledgemont Research Park (E), Lexington Office Research Park (F), Minuteman Research Park (G), Hancock-Clarke House (H), Munroe Tavern (I), Buckman Tavern (J), Lexington Fire Department Station 1 (K), Battle Road Visitor Center (L), Lexington Visitor Center (M), Musuem of Our National Heritage (N), Lexington Fire Department Headquarters (O), Battle Road Visitors Center (P), Harrington School Library (Q), Carl Kales Memorial Library (R), Cary Memorial Library (S), East Lexington Branch Cary Memorial Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Lexington include: CENTRA SOFTWARE INC (A), SEGUE SOFTWARE INC (B), CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS INC (C), MACROCHEM CORP (D), RAYTHEON CO/ (E), INDEVUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC (F), STRIDE RITE CORP (G), CRITICAL THERAPEUTICS INC (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lexington include: Covenant Church (A), Saint Brigids Church (B), Sacred Heart Parish Church (C), Pilgrim Church (D), Lexington United Methodist Church (E), Hancock United Church of Christ (F), Follen Community Church (G), First Parish Unitarian Church (H), Countryside Bible Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Munroe Cemetery (1), Robbins Cemetery (2), Ye Olde Burying Ground (3), Westview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Granny Pond (A), Lost Pond (B), Arlington Reservoir (C), Lexington Reservoir (D), Potter Pond (E), Bryant Swamp (F), Chandler Swamp (G), Tophet Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Munroe Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lexington include: Katahdin Woods (1), Kinneens Park (2), Lexington Battle Green (3), Sutherland Woods (4), Marvin Street Play Area (5), Ada Govan Bird Sanctuary (6), Adams Playground (7), Baskin Playground (8), Bowman Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lexington Historical Society - Office (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1332 Massachusetts Avenue).

Hotels: Jamson Hotel Management (440 Bedford), Fireside B&B of Lexington (24 Eldred Street), Battle Green Inn (1720 Massachusetts), Quality Inn & Suites of Lexington / Boston (440 Bedford St).

Birthplace of: Theodore Parker - Abolitionist, Ethan Zohn - Reality series contestant, Dinny McNamara - Football player and coach, Harold Dow Bugbee - Artist, Mary Dailey - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Orny Adams - Actor, Sidney Burbank - Union Army officer, George D. Robinson - Politician, Jason Wong - Figure skater, Charles Robinson, Jr. - Politician.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lexington and their reported violations in the past:

AGASSIZ VILLAGE-MAIN WELL (Serves ME, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
AGASSIZ VILLAGE-MALONEY WELL (Serves ME, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lexington that have no violations reported:

  • LEXINGTON WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 30,355, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • HIGHLAND APARTMENTS (Serves NH, Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.4%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.4%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2010:

  • 397 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Lexington in 2000:

  • 597 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Lexington (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Lexington Branch, Lexington Stop & Shop Branch, Brookhaven Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Eagle Bank: East Lexington Branch at 171 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2000/12/04; Lexington Center Branch at 1768 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $430.1 mil, Deposits: $359.4 mil, headquarters in Everett, MA, positive income, 6 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: Lexington Branch at 31 Waltham Street, branch established on 2007/12/27. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Watertown Savings Bank: Lexington Branch at 1075 Waltham Street, branch established on 2008/07/02. Info updated 2011/06/29: Bank assets: $1,063.2 mil, Deposits: $947.0 mil, headquarters in Watertown, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company: Lexington Branch at 1666 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2005/12/05. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $5,848.9 mil, Deposits: $4,643.9 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Cambridge Trust Company: Lexington Branch at 1690 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 2010/09/01. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,275.9 mil, Deposits: $1,129.9 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Bancorp
  • TD Bank, National Association: Lexington Branch at 1840 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lexington Branch at 1761 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1970/12/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Brookline Bank: Lexington Branch at 1793 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1998/11/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, headquarters in Brookline, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Lexington:

Marital status in Lexington, MA
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Lexington:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 79.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 52.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lexington
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Lexington:

(Lexington, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lexington, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lexington:

61.6%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lexington:

61.9%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Lexington:

27.4
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.9%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.4%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lexington:

7.1
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lexington:

34.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Lexington:

65.4%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Lexington:

81.2%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lexington, MA Residents

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Lexington, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
CVS1Quality1
Circle K1SAS Shoes1
Curves1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza1Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts6Toyota1
FedEx10UPS9
Jones New York1Walgreens1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lexington:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lexington:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lexington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.9mTotal length
  • $76,616,000Total costs
  • 741,164Total average daily traffic
  • 57,425Total average daily truck traffic
  • 922,625Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lexington, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lexington, MA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$439,667338$447,9621,606$374,37034$382,88233$393,152
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$414,00024$656,500106$447,8581$24,0001$375,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$527,00023$627,478163$450,52815$174,93310$219,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$428,20050$485,860153$376,6478$227,6255$352,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$06$508,83357$370,6671$260,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3581.00 , 3583.00, 3584.00, 3585.00, 3586.00, 3587.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$383,2506$363,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$420,0007$333,286
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$398,75010$343,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$358,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3581.00 , 3583.00, 3584.00, 3585.00, 3586.00, 3587.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lexington, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lexington, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 53. The highest number of fires - 78 took place in 2011, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lexington, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.1%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (20.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lexington, MA
    • 52458.1%Structure Fires
    • 18820.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 18120.1%Outside Fires
    • 91.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lexington, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Massachusetts:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 440 Bedford St, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420 , Phone: (781) 861-0850, Fax: (781) 861-0821
  • Aloft Lexington Hotel, 727 Marrett Road-A, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421 , Phone: (781) 761-1700, Fax: (781) 761-1705
  • Element Lexington, 727 Marrett Rd- b, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421 , Phone: (781) 761-1750
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lexington, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Lexington, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary34783.8 years
John28975.7 years
William19477.3 years
Helen16282.5 years
Robert15873.3 years
James14475.4 years
Margaret13982.9 years
George13777.5 years
Joseph13475.8 years
Elizabeth12782.6 years
Most common last names in Lexington, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6183.5 years
Sullivan4375.7 years
Johnson4375.6 years
Miller3479.9 years
White3079.9 years
Anderson2781.1 years
Murphy2780.8 years
Collins2680.7 years
Wilson2580.7 years
Jones2579.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lexington, MA
  • 44.3%Utility gas
  • 44.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lexington, MA
  • 47.8%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 19.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Wood


Lexington compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Lexington on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in China (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 (02421) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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