Braintree, Massachusetts

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Braintree, Massachusetts
City of Braintree
The Braintree Town Hall in 2009
The Braintree Town Hall in 2009
Flag of Braintree, Massachusetts
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Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Braintree, Massachusetts is located in the United States
Braintree, Massachusetts
Braintree, Massachusetts
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°12′22″N 71°00′18″W / 42.206°N 71.005°W / 42.206; -71.005Coordinates: 42°12′22″N 71°00′18″W / 42.206°N 71.005°W / 42.206; -71.005
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Settled1625[1]
Colonized1635[2]
Incorporated1640[3]
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorCharles Kokoros (I)
Area
 • Total14.56 sq mi (37.72 km2)
 • Land13.76 sq mi (35.65 km2)
 • Water0.80 sq mi (2.08 km2)
Elevation
90 ft (27 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total35,744
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
37,190
 • Density2,702.17/sq mi (1,043.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
02184/02185 (Braintree Highlands)
Area code(s)339 / 781
FIPS code25-07740, 25-07665
GNIS feature ID0618316
Websitewww.braintreema.gov

Braintree (US: /ˈbrnˌtri/), officially the Town of Braintree, is a suburban New England city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States.[6] The population was 35,744 at the 2010 census.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Braintree Historical Society". Braintree Historical Society. Archived from the original on March 12, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  2. "Town of Braintree Massachusetts: About Braintree". Town of Braintree. Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2015. Braintree was founded on land first colonized in 1625 by Captain Wollaston, and initially named Mount Wollaston.
  3. "Town of Braintree Massachusetts: About Braintree". Town of Braintree. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2015. Incorporated in 1640, Braintree has a rich history and a promising future.
  4. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. Braintree Town Charter Archived September 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine and MGL 39: City and town forms of government Archived November 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. "Braintree Town (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)