Framingham, Massachusetts

Framingham, Massachusetts
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Left-right from top: Memorial Hall in Concord Square Historic District, Framingham Common, Framingham State University, Callahan State Park
Official seal of Framingham, Massachusetts
Seal
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°16′45″N 71°25′00″W / 42.27917°N 71.41667°W / 42.27917; -71.41667Coordinates: 42°16′45″N 71°25′00″W / 42.27917°N 71.41667°W / 42.27917; -71.41667
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyMiddlesex
RegionNew England
Settled1650
Incorporated (town)June 25, 1700
Incorporated (city)January 1, 2018
Named forFramlingham, Suffolk
Government
 • TypeCity
 • MayorYvonne M. Spicer
 • City council
  • George King, Chair
  • Adam Steiner, Vice-Chair
  • Janet Leombruno
  • Christine Long
  • Cesar Stewart-Morales
  • Michael Cannon
  • Robert Case
  • Phil Ottoviani
  • Margareth Basilio Shepard
  • John Stefanini
  • Tracey Bryant
Area
 • Total26.50 sq mi (68.65 km2)
 • Land25.04 sq mi (64.86 km2)
 • Water1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
Elevation
165 ft (50 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total68,318
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
74,416
 • Density2,971.41/sq mi (1,147.27/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP codes
01701; 01702
Area code(s)508 / 774
FIPS code25-24925
GNIS feature ID0618224
Websitewww.framinghamma.gov

Framingham (/ˈfrmɪŋhæm/ (About this soundlisten)) is a city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Incorporated in 1700, it is within Middlesex County and the MetroWest subregion of the Greater Boston metropolitan area. The city proper covers 25 square miles (65 km2) with a population of 68,318 in 2010,[3] making it the 14th most populous municipality in Massachusetts.[4][5] As of 2017 the estimated population was 72,032.[6] Residents voted in favor of adopting a charter to transition from a representative town meeting system to a mayor–council government in April 2017, and the municipality transitioned to city status on January 1, 2018.[7]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Framingham town, Middlesex County, Massachusetts". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Census 2010: Massachusetts". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 13, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions, Massachusetts". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Recount confirms Framingham votes to become a city". The Boston Herald. April 25, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.