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Living In Lexington, MA

Lexington, a small city in Massachusetts, has a population of slightly more than 33,000. Retirees are common, as they account for 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Renters tend to be in the minority in Lexington, and 81% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,649 a month, exceeding the state average by $431 a month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.

There are four primary industries in Lexington: scientific, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 31% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Lexington workers take home an average annual income of just over $148,000, second-highest in the state. Lexington's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Lexington has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 32% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 19% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

With an average commute time of about 35 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Lexington residents are well aware that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (37%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the population. Few commuters walk to work.

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