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
Location within Massachusetts
Location within Massachusetts
Map of the United States highlighting Massachusetts
Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
FoundedMay 10th, 1643
Named forSuffolk
Largest cityBoston
 • Total120 sq mi (311 km2)
 • Land58 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Water62 sq mi (161 km2), 52%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)797,939
 • Density13,758/sq mi (5,312/km2)
Congressional districts5th, 7th, 8th
Time zoneEastern: 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.