City of


500 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-466-4000

City Manager:

Fidel Maltez

Municipal Election:

November 4, 2025
November, 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday in odd years

City Council:

Calvin Brown
Norieliz DeJesus
Kelly Garcia
Tanairi Garcia
Roberto Jimenez-Rivera
Melinda Vega Maldonado
Giovanni Recupero
Leo Robinson
Lisa Anne Santagate
Todd Taylor
Manuel Teshe


Population Density17,597
Registered Voters16,628
Income Per Capita$23,243
EQV Per Capita$132,008
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate27.9%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$450,600
Median Gross Rent$1,806
Total Households13,386
Average Household Size2.92

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$12.38
Commercial Tax Rate$24.88
Average Tax Bill$3,642
Total Expenditures$180,229,266
Total Tax Levy$75,168,505
State Aid$118,845,936
Local Receipts$20,091,000
CPA Year Enacted2016
CPA Surcharge1.5%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential, first $100,000 - commercial
City Hall of Chelsea

City Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Chelsea is the smallest city in Massachusetts, a place where you will find great restaurants, close proximity to Boston, and a friendly neighborhood experience.


Form of GovernmentCouncil – Manager
Incorporation Date1739
Chief Municipal OfficialCity Manager
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council11


Area2.2 mi2
Public Roads49.8 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Ayanna Pressley

Mass. Senate

Sal DiDomenico

Mass. House

Judith Garcia

Income Per Capita

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