Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States with a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.8 km²). Lexington was first settled circa 1642 as part of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and it was incorporated as a separate town in 1713. This town is famous for being the site of the first shot of the American Revolutionary War in the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.
The population was 31,394 at the 2010 census, among which 73.7% were whites and 19.9% were Asians. The median age of the population is 45.6. For population 25 years and over in Lexington, 69.1% has a bachelor’s degree or higher and 42.2% has a graduate or professional degree. The most common occupations for male are computer specialists (11%), other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%), top executives (8%) and engineers (7%).
The median household income in Lexington in 2009 was $132,921, and the median per capita income in 2009 was $62,520. The median Asian household income in Lexington was $138,156 in 2009. 28% of Lexington families had an annual income above $200,000, and 15% of families had an annual income between $150,000 to $200,000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $641,286. The criminal index in 2009 Lexington was 59.1 (U.S. average: 319.1), which was pretty low.
Lexington is also renowned for its public education system, which includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. According to the Massachusetts high school ranking conducted by Boston Magazine, Lexington High School was ranked 2nd within Massachusetts in 2012. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Lexington High School is 57%.
Please download May 2018 Lexington Market Report provided by The Greater Boston Association of Realtors.