Lexington, MA

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2019 Population
33,340
0.418% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
45.7
0.883% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
3.24%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$186,201
7.79% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$889,700
4.74% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
16,069
0.835% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Lexington, MA had a population of 33.3k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $186,201. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lexington, MA declined from 33,480 to 33,340, a −0.418% decrease and its median household income grew from $172,750 to $186,201, a 7.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lexington, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (30.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%), and White (Hispanic) (1.14%). 0% of the households in Lexington, MA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

89.1% of the residents in Lexington, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Lexington, MA was $889,700, and the homeownership rate was 81.7%. Most people in Lexington, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lexington, MA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lexington, MA is home to a population of 33.3k people, from which 89.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 28.8% of Lexington, MA residents were born outside of the country (9.59k people).

In 2019, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.9k people) in Lexington, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lexington, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.9k ± 548
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10k ± 497
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 288
2.12%
Hispanic Population
708 people

In 2019, there were 2.08 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.9k people) in Lexington, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.12% of the people in Lexington, MA are hispanic (708 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lexington, MA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
9.59k people
27.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
9.08k people

As of 2019, 28.8% of Lexington, MA residents (9.59k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lexington, MA was 27.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.2
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lexington, MA was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lexington, MA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Lexington, MA residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    96,127 ± 7,558 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    89,373 ± 7,292 people
  3. Brazil
    77,815 ± 6,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 96,127 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 89,373 and Brazil with 77,815.

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Citizenship

89.1%
2019 Citizenship
89%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 89.1% of Lexington, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Lexington, MA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    288 ± 95
  2. Korea
    172 ± 72
  3. World War II
    152 ± 75

Lexington, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Lexington, MA is $186,201. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Lexington, MA was Census Tract 3587 with a value of $212,875, followed by Census Tract 3581 and Census Tract 3585, with respective values of $203,094 and $194,593.

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,290. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Lexington, MA employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Lexington, MA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,648 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,494 people), and Educational Services (2,239 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($155,417), Finance & Insurance ($149,861), and Wholesale Trade ($139,952).

Wages

Median Household Income

$186,201
2019 value
± $10,879
7.79%
1 Year Growth
± 7.71%

Households in Lexington, MA have a median annual income of $186,201, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $172,750 in 2018, which represents a 7.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$89,585
Average Male Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,887
$67,290
Average Female Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,359

In 2019, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Massachusetts
  1. Asian
    $75,473 ± $4,254
  2. White
    $69,510 ± $1,187
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $57,778 ± $35,604

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Massachusetts.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lexington, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.485
2018 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2019, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.424% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3587
  2. Census Tract 3581
  3. Census Tract 3585

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lexington, MA was Census Tract 3587 with a value of $212,875, followed by Census Tract 3581 and Census Tract 3585, with respective values of $203,094 and $194,593.

The following map shows all of the places in Lexington, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lexington, MA (1.07k out of 33k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    589 ± 165
  2. Asian
    442 ± 156
  3. Two Or More
    23 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lexington, MA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.1k
2019 Value
± 730
0.835%
1 Year growth
± 6.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lexington, MA grew at a rate of 0.835%, from 15.9k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lexington, MA, are Management Occupations (2,938 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,882 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,588 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lexington, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lexington, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,938 people), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1,882 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,588 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lexington, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (8.66 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3.71 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lexington, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($174,050), Management Occupations ($161,897), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($146,544).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.1k
2019 Value
± 730
0.835%
1 Year growth
± 6.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lexington, MA grew at a rate of 0.835%, from 15.9k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lexington, MA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,648 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,494 people), and Educational Services (2,239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lexington, MA, though some of these residents may live in Lexington, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lexington, MA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,648 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,494 people), and Educational Services (2,239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lexington, MA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.13 times higher than expected), Information (2.25 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lexington, MA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($155,417), Finance & Insurance ($149,861), and Wholesale Trade ($139,952).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.4B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.4B, followed by Electronics ($29.6B) and Mixed freight ($28.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31B
  2. $23.4B
  3. $14.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $31B, followed by New Hampshire with $23.4B and Connecticut and $14.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 80.2% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
65.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 80.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 77% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 72% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 80.2% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lexington, MA was $889,700 in 2019, which is 3.7 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $849,400 to $889,700, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Lexington, MA is 81.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Lexington, MA have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lexington, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$889,700
2019 Median
± $20,065
$849,400
2018 Median
± $18,273

In 2019, the median property value in Lexington, MA grew to to $889,700 from the previous year's value of $849,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lexington, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lexington, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$186,201
Median Household Income
± $10,879
11.8k
Number of Households
± 517

In 2019, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Lexington, MA grew to $186,201 from the previous year's value of $172,750.

The following chart displays the households in Lexington, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lexington, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lexington, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.7%
2019 Homeownership
82.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 81.7% of the housing units in Lexington, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lexington, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lexington, MA have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Lexington, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (71.4%)
  2. Public Transit (8.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.68%)

In 2019, 71.4% of workers in Lexington, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (8.84%) and those who worked at home (8.68%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lexington, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lexington, MA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

99.1% of the population of Lexington, MA has health coverage, with 69.9% on employee plans, 4.41% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see 793 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.627% decrease from the previous year (798 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 980 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 166 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.1%). Additionally, Hampden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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793 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, MA

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see an average of 793 patients per year. This represents a 0.627% decrease from the previous year (798 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Middlesex County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$5,302
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,922
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,899
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

0.854%
Uninsured
69.9%
Employer Coverage
4.41%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.6%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lexington, MA declined by 11.9% from 0.969% to 0.854%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lexington, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.1% prevalence
  2. 10.7% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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