Lexington, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lexington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Lexington Census Designated Place had a population of 32,489 as of July 1, 2016. Lexington ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lexington is located at latitude 42.4457 and longitude -71.2309 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Lexington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Lexington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378152) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lexington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lexington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lexington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lexington: Cambridge Farms, Lexington Centre, Lexington Village.

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Lexington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,489
Population in Households 31,958
Population in Familes 28,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 531
Population Density1 1,977
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 11,858
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 9,038
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,281 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,577 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $720,255
Average Home Value $786,456


Median Household Income $148,951
Average Household Income $207,309
Per Capita Income $76,003
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.82%
Households 0.45% 0.75%
Families 0.42% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lexington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lexington to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 83rd
Population Density1 # 83 67th
Diversity Index2 # 40 84th
Median Household Income # 5 98th
Per Capita Income # 4 99th

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