Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts
County of Massachusetts
County of Suffolk
Suffolk County Courthouse Boston.jpg
Suffolk County Courthouse
Seal of Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Seal
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Suffolk County
Location in the U.S. state of Massachusetts
Map of the United States highlighting Massachusetts
Massachusetts's location in the U.S.
Founded May 10th, 1643
Named for Suffolk
Seat Boston
Largest city Boston
Area
 • Total 120 sq mi (311 km2)
 • Land 58 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Water 62 sq mi (161 km2), 52%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 797,939
 • Density 13,758/sq mi (5,312/km2)
Congressional districts 5th, 7th, 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4

Suffolk County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. 767,254 people lived there in 2014. Its county seat is Boston, the state capital and largest city.