Lexington, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts


The population of Lexington, Massachusetts is 32,872 people. The town is located in Middlesex County and is situated 10 miles northwest of Boston. It is bordered by Burlington, Woburn, Bedford, Arlington and Lincoln. Lexington has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Check whicheverhealth for information about Amesbury, Massachusetts.

In terms of history, Lexington was the site of the first battle of the American Revolutionary War on April 19th 1775. This battle pitted colonial minutemen against British troops and resulted in the death of eight colonials and ten British soldiers. The town was also home to numerous prominent figures during the Revolutionary War such as John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.

Politically, Lexington is a Democratic-leaning town with a majority-Democratic Board of Selectmen that oversees local government operations such as public safety, education and infrastructure maintenance.

The economy in Lexington depends heavily on education with several major universities in the area such as Harvard University and Tufts University providing jobs to many local residents. Additionally, many technology companies have set up offices in the town due to its proximity to Boston’s tech hub.

Lexington has an excellent school system with nine public schools including five elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools (Lexington High School being the best known). There are also numerous private schools located throughout town that offer specialized educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds.

As far as landmarks go there are many historical sites from the Revolutionary War era such as Buckman Tavern which served as a meeting place for colonial minutemen before their fateful battle against British troops on April 19th 1775. There are also several monuments dedicated to those who fought for independence including a memorial at Battle Green where the first shots were fired during the war.

Population: 30,355. Estimated population in July 2020: 30,266 (-0.3% change)
Males: 14,265 (47.0%), Females: 16,090 (53.0%)

Middlesex County

Median resident age: 43.7 years
Median household income: $96,825
Median house value: $417,400

Races in Lexington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.1%)
  • Chinese (5.6%)
  • Asian Indian (2.2%)
  • Korean (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (18.0%), English (14.7%), Italian (11.6%), German (9.1%), Russian (4.9%), Polish (4.4%).

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 16.4 square miles

Lexington, Massachusetts


Lexington, Massachusetts is a small town located in Middlesex County, just 15 miles northwest of Boston. It has a population of approximately 30,000 people, with a median household income of over $100,000. The town is known for its high quality of life and low crime rate.

The cost of living in Lexington is higher than the national average, but still reasonable when compared to the Boston area. According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living index for Lexington is 132.7 (the U.S. average is 100). Housing costs are particularly high due to the town’s prime location and desirable suburban atmosphere; the median home price in Lexington is nearly $800,000. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is around $2,500 per month. Taxes are also slightly higher than average due to the town’s high property values; property taxes are approximately $8,500 per year for an average single family home.

Living in Lexington affords residents access to a variety of amenities and services that make it an attractive place to live and raise a family. The town has numerous parks and green spaces as well as many excellent schools — both public and private — that consistently rank among the best in Massachusetts each year. There are also plenty of shopping centers and restaurants located throughout the city center, making it easy to find what you need without having to venture far from home.

For population 25 years and over in Lexington

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 69.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 42.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lexington town

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

16.5% Foreign born (8.8% Asia, 5.4% Europe).


Hospitals/medical centers near Lexington:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lexington:

  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 5 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 37 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lexington:

  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 18 miles; METHUEN, MA; Abbreviation: MA2)
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 19 miles; NORWOOD, MA; Abbreviation: OWD)
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 21 miles; STOW, MA; Abbreviation: 6B6)

Amtrak stations near Lexington:

  • 8 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 13 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.
  • 13 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lexington:

  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,651)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,501)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; MEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 13,341)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)


Public high schools in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON HIGH (Students: 1,828; Location: 251 WALTHAM STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MINUTEMAN REGIONAL HIGH (Students: 715; Location: 758 MARRETT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Lexington:

  • LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 310; Location: 48 BARTLETT AVE; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • CONCORD ASSABET ADOL SERV (Students: 25; Location: 13 PELHAM RD; Grades: 7 – 12; Girls only)

Public primary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • WM DIAMOND MIDDLE (Students: 770; Location: 99 HANCOCK STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JONAS CLARKE MIDDLE (Students: 757; Location: 17 STEDMAN RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BRIDGE (Students: 528; Location: 55 MIDDLEBY RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MARIA HASTINGS (Students: 509; Location: 2618 MASS. AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JOSEPH ESTABROOK (Students: 480; Location: 117 GROVE STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BOWMAN (Students: 450; Location: 9 PHILIP RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HARRINGTON (Students: 436; Location: 146 MAPLE STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FISKE (Students: 417; Location: 34A COLONY RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Lexington:

  • THE WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 739 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE; Grades: PK – 10)
  • LEXINGTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 130 PLEASANT ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ARMENIAN SISTERS ACADEMY (Students: 190; Location: 6 ELIOT RD; Grades: PK – 9)
  • COTTING SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 453 CONCORD AVE.; Grades: UG – UG)
  • COMMUNITY THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHO (Students: 30; Location: 187 SPRING STREET; Grades: KG – 7)


Library in Lexington:

  • CARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,684,785; Location: 1874 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE; 192,992 books; 8,841 audio materials; 6,295 video materials; 334 serial subscriptions)