Lexington is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 31,394 at the 2010 census, in nearly 11,100 households. Settled in 1642, this town is prominent for being the site of the first shot of the American Revolutionary War, in the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775, colloquially known as the "Shot heard round the world" when news spread about the revolution. It is part of the Greater Boston Area and the sixth wealthiest small city in the United States.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.8 kmē), of which 16.4 square miles (42.5 kmē) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 kmē), or 0.85%, is water. Lexington borders the following towns: Burlington, Woburn, Winchester, Arlington, Belmont, Waltham, Lincoln, and Bedford. It has more area than all other municipalities that it borders.
By the 2010 census, the population had reached 31,394. As of the census of 2010, there had been 31,394 people, 11,530 households, and 8,807 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,851.0 people per square mile (714.6/kmē). There were 12,019 housing units at an average density of 691.1 per square mile (266.8/kmē).
Image: "Lexington Minuteman, It's in the eyes." by Wesp - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.