Lexington, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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Lexington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Lexington Census Designated Place had a population of 33,110 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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


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Lexington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 33,110
Population in Households 32,575
Population in Familes 29,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 535
Population Density1 2,015
Diversity Index2 50
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $162,506
Average Household Income $223,675
Per Capita Income $81,353

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,427 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,566 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 436 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $875,454
Average Home Value $975,249
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,993
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 9,142
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.73%
Households 0.48% 0.62%
Families 0.45% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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, 2018 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 Density # 81 67th
Diversity Index # 41 84th
Median Household Income # 5 98th
Per Capita Income # 4 99th

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