City of

Boston

Massachusetts
www.cityofboston.gov
1 City Hall Square Boston, MA 02201

Phone: 617-635-4000

Mayor:

Michelle Wu

Municipal Election:

November 7, 2023
Nov., 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday (odd years)

City Council:

Tania Fernandes Anderson
Liz Breadon
Gabriela Coletta
Sharon Durkan
John FitzGerald
Ed Flynn
Ruthzee Louijeune
Julia Mejia
Erin Murphy
Enrique Pepén
Henry Santana
Ben Weber
Brian Worrell

Demographics

Population675,647
Population Density13,994
Registered Voters444,506
Income Per Capita$55,038
EQV Per Capita$301,777
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate34.8%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$610,400
Median Gross Rent$1,783
Total Households271,950
Average Household Size2.30

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$10.88
Commercial Tax Rate$24.98
Average Tax Bill$5,212
Total Expenditures$3,188,961,507
Total Tax Levy$2,823,323,376
State Aid$483,380,569
Local Receipts$431,263,037
CPA Year Enacted2016
CPA Surcharge1.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential, first $100,000 - commercial
City Hall of Boston

City Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Rich with history and culture, Boston is the largest city in New England and an economic anchor for the region, featuring world-class medical facilities and universities, a thriving and innovative business sector, a diverse population, and numerous tourist attractions.

Governance

Form of GovernmentMayor – Council
Incorporation Date1630
Chief Municipal OfficialMayor
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council13
Length of Mayoral Term (years)4

Geography

CountySuffolk
Area48.3 mi2
Public Roads934.7 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council

Representation

U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Stephen Lynch
Ayanna Pressley

Mass. Senate

William Brownsberger
Nicholas Collins
Sal DiDomenico
Lydia Marie Edwards
Liz Miranda
Michael Rush

Mass. House

David Biele
Rob Consalvo
Russell Holmes
Kevin Honan
Daniel Hunt
Jay Livingstone
Adrian Madaro
Bill McGregor
Aaron Michlewitz
Samantha Montano
John Moran
Michael Moran
Brandy Fluker Oakley
Daniel Joseph Ryan
Chynah Tyler
Christopher Worrell
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