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Population (year 2000): 30,355. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,266 (-0.3% change)
Males: 14,265 (47.0%), Females: 16,090 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 43.7 years
Median household income: $96,825 (year 2000)
Median house value: $417,400 (year 2000)

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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%).

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Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 16.4 square miles

Lexington,

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).




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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (12.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (220.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Lexington, (0.0 miles MA Waltham, (4.4 miles MA Arlington, (4.6 miles MA Burlington, (4.7 miles MA (4.7 miles Bedford, MA (5.1 miles Belmont,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 56 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 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

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 71.23 W

Area codes: 781, 339

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (22.7%).


 

Crime in Lexington by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 2 0 1 2 2 4
    per 100,000 6.6 0.0 3.3 6.6 6.6 13.2
Assaults 22 28 N/A N/A 12 N/A
    per 100,000 72.5 92.2 N/A N/A 39.5 N/A
Burglaries 40 26 36 22 23 34
    per 100,000 131.8 85.7 118.6 72.5 75.8 112.0
Thefts 255 250 267 256 173 246
    per 100,000 840.1 823.6 879.6 843.4 569.9 810.4
Auto thefts 5 6 7 3 4 3
    per 100,000 16.5 19.8 23.1 9.9 13.2 9.9
60.6 59.0 N/A N/A 39.0 N/A


Average climate in Lexington, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lexington,

Lexington-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Lexington city 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Lew Finnegan - College basketball player (Cal Poly Mustangs), Mark MacDonald - College basketball player (Brown Bears), Ross DiLiegro - College basketball player (Syracuse Orange).


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/medical centers near Lexington:
  • OLYMPUS SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; WALTHAM, MA)
  • MARY AND ARTHUR CLAPHAM HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; BURLINGTON, MA)
  • MCLEAN HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 6 miles; BELMONT, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lexington:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 5 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 37 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lexington:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 18 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 19 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 21 miles; STOW, MA; ID: 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/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; FT enrollment: 4,501)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT 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)

Notable locations in Lexington: Ledgemont Research Park (A), Lexington Golf Club (B), Lexington Office Research Park (C), Minuteman Research Park (D), Pine Meadows Country Club (E), Chiesa Farm (F), Ebenezer Fiske House Site (G), Museum of Our National Heritage (H), Munroe Tavern (I), East Lexington Branch Cary Memorial Library (J), Musuem of Our National Heritage (K), Hayden Recreation Center (L), Hancock-Clarke House Museum (M), Hancock-Clarke House (N), Battle Road Visitor Center (O), Battle Road Visitors Center (P), Buckman Tavern (Q), Massachusetts Center For Career and Technical Education Library (R), Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (S), Carl Kales Memorial Library (T).

Churches in Lexington include: Lexington United Methodist Church (A), Christian Science Church (B), Church of Our Redeemer (C), Countryside Bible Chapel (D), Covenant Church (E), Saint Brigids Church (F), Sacred Heart Parish Church (G), First Parish Unitarian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Robbins Cemetery (1), Munroe Cemetery (2), Ye Olde Burying Ground (3), Westview Cemetery (4).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Granny Pond (A), Lost Pond (B), Potter Pond (C), Lexington Reservoir (D), Chandler Swamp (E), Great Meadows (F), Tophet Swamp (G), Bryant Swamp (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Munroe Brook (A).

Parks in Lexington include: Paint Mine Area (1), Hayden Recreation Area (2), Ada Govan Bird Sanctuary (3), Adams Playground (4), Hayden Woods (5), Sutherland Woods (6), Franklin Field (7), Katahdin Wood (8), Tower Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Lexington compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)

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.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, 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)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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