Lexington, Massachusetts

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Minuteman statue in Lexington
Minuteman statue in Lexington
Flag of Lexington, Massachusetts
Flag
Etymology: Likely from Laxton, Nottinghamshire
Nickname(s): 
Birthplace of American Liberty
Motto(s): 
"What a Glorious Morning for America!"
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°26′50″N 71°13′30″W / 42.44722°N 71.22500°W / 42.44722; -71.22500Coordinates: 42°26′50″N 71°13′30″W / 42.44722°N 71.22500°W / 42.44722; -71.22500
Country United States
State Massachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
RegionNew England
Settled1642
Incorporated1713
Government
 • TypeRepresentative town meeting
Area
 • Total42.8 km2 (16.5 sq mi)
 • Land42.5 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
 • Water0.4 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Elevation
64 m (210 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total33,792
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lexingtonian
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
02420 / 02421
Area code(s)339 / 781
FIPS code25-35215
GNIS feature ID0619401
Websitewww.lexingtonma.gov

Lexington is a city in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population in the 2010 census was 31,394. It is famous for being the place where the American Revolutionary War began, with the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.