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Braintree, MA Town Information

The Town of Braintree is a suburban city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Although officially known as a town, Braintree adopted a municipal charter, effective 2008, with a mayor-council form of government and is considered a city under Massachusetts law. The population was 35,744 at the 2010 census. The town is part of the Greater Boston area with access to the MBTA Red Line and is a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission's South Shore Coalition. The first and current mayor of Braintree is Joe Sullivan.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 14.5 square miles (37.6 kmē). 13.9 square miles (36.0 kmē) of it was land and 1.6 kmē (0.6 sq mi/4.34%) of it was water. This includes Pond Meadow Park and Sunset Lake.

As of the census of 2000, there were 33,828 people, 12,652 households, and 8,907 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,434.4 people per square mile (939.6/kmē). There were 12,973 housing units at an average density of 933.6 per square mile (360.4/kmē).


Source: Wikipedia

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