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Lexington is a suburb of Boston with a population of 33,340. Lexington is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Lexington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lexington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Lexington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lexington are highly rated.

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About Lexington...
Population
33,340

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$889,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,475
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    41.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    5.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    14.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    212.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    57%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

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