Somerville, Massachusetts

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Davis Square, Somerville
Davis Square, Somerville
Official seal of Somerville, Massachusetts
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Municipal Freedom Gives National Strength"
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Somerville is located in Massachusetts
Somerville
Somerville
Location in the United States
Somerville is located in the United States
Somerville
Somerville
Somerville (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°23′15″N 71°06′00″W / 42.38750°N 71.10000°W / 42.38750; -71.10000Coordinates: 42°23′15″N 71°06′00″W / 42.38750°N 71.10000°W / 42.38750; -71.10000
Country United States
State Massachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
RegionNew England
Settled1629
Purchased1639
Incorporated (town)1842
Incorporated (city)1872
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorJoseph Curtatone
Area
 • Total4.22 sq mi (10.94 km2)
 • Land4.12 sq mi (10.68 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation
12 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total75,754
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
81,360
 • Density19,733.20/sq mi (7,619.77/km2)
 • Demonym
Somervillian Villen[2]
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP codes
02143, 02144, 02145
Area code(s)617 / 857
FIPS code25-62535
GNIS ID0612815
Websitesomervillema.gov

Somerville (/ˈsʌmərvɪl/ SUM-ər-vil) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is directly to the northwest of Boston.

As of 2010, the United States Census lists the city with a total population of 75,754 people, making it the most densely populated municipality in New England. As of 2010, it was the 16th most densely populated incorporated municipality in the country. It was founded in 1842, when it was separated from Charlestown.

Cartoonist Paul Ryan and football player Howie Long were born here.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. Jimmy Del Ponte (May 3, 2014). "Are you a Villen?". Somerville Times. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.

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