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Welcome to Lexington ...

Lexington is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lexington has a population of 33,132 people<2> (see below for details).

Lexington was settled in 1640 and was incorporated in 1713.

Lexington is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lexington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Lexington: (781) and (339)<4>

The ZIP codes for Lexington: 02420-02421<5>

Websites for Lexington ...

Official Website: www.ci.lexington.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lexington had an population of 33,132 people. This is an increase of 5.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lexington had a population of 31,394 people. This makes Lexington the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Lexington represents 0.48% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,394 people, the population of Lexington increased 3.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 30,355 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lexington.

Communities Also Named Lexington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Lexington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lexington.

Communities near Lexington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lexington.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 692,600 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 118,927 people
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  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 110,997 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lexington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 94,470 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lynn [Essex County]
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      • Lynn [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 94,299 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,414 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 81,360 people
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    • Lawrence [Essex County]
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      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 80,028 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74,416 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Lexington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60,470 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lexington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lexington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lexington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lexington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lexington. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lexington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lexington ...

Looking for more information about Lexington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lexington, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lexington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lexington: www.ci.lexington.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lexington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lexington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lexington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lexington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lexington includes: 02420 & 02421.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lexington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lexington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4473, Longitude: -71.2272    






















 

 

 

 

 


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