Somerville (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 42°23′15″N 71°06′00″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Region New England
Settled 1629
Purchased 1639
Incorporated (town) 1842
Incorporated (city) 1872
Elevation 12 ft (4 m)
Demonym(s) Somervillian, Villen
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes 02143–02145
Area code(s) 617 / 857
FIPS code 25-62535
GNIS ID 0612815
Government (Type) Mayor–council
Government (Mayor) Katjana Ballantyne (D)
Government (Total) 4.22 sq mi (10.94 km2)
Government (Land) 4.12 sq mi (10.68 km2)
Government (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Area (Total) 4.22 sq mi (10.94 km2)
Area (Land) 4.12 sq mi (10.68 km2)
Area (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 81,045
Population (2020) (Density) 19,652.04/sq mi (7,588.17/km2)

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Somerville (/ˈsʌmərvɪl/SUM-ər-vil) is a city located directly to the northwest of Boston, and north of Cambridge, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city had a total population of 81,045 people. With an area of 4.12 square miles (10.7 km2), the city has a density of 19,671/sq mi (7,595/km2), making it the most densely populated municipality in New England and the 16th most densely populated incorporated municipality in the country. Somerville was established as a town in 1842, when it was separated from Charlestown. In 2006, the city was named the best-run city in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe. In 1972, 2009, and 2015, the city received the All-America City Award. It is home to Tufts University, which has its campus along the Somerville and Medford border.

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