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375 Merrimack St. Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: 978-674-4400

Mayor and City Councillor:

Dan Rourke

City Manager:

Thomas Golden

Municipal Election:

November 4, 2025
Nov., 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday (odd years)

City Council:

Sokhary Chau
John Descoteaux
Erik Gitschier
Wayne Jenness
John Leahy
Rita Mercier
Vesna Nuon
Corey Robinson
Dan Rourke
Kim Scott
Paul Ratha Yem


Population Density8,394
Registered Voters72,580
Income Per Capita$25,563
EQV Per Capita$99,786
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate43.2%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$312,600
Median Gross Rent$1,311
Total Households42,285
Average Household Size2.60

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$12.42
Commercial Tax Rate$24.36
Average Tax Bill$5,088
Total Expenditures$409,096,719
Total Tax Levy$164,432,055
State Aid$244,927,183
Local Receipts$25,038,424
CPA Year Enacted2019
CPA Surcharge1.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential, commercial
City Hall of Lowell

City Hall

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Lowell offers a unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience, with the backdrop of remarkable natural beauty. There's a lot to like about Lowell.


Form of GovernmentCouncil – Manager – Mayor
Incorporation Date1826
Chief Municipal OfficialMayor – Manager
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council11
Length of Mayoral Term (years)2


Area13.6 mi2
Public Roads244 mi
Regional Planning AgencyNorthern Middlesex Council of Governments


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Lori Trahan

Mass. Senate

Edward J. Kennedy, Jr.

Mass. House

Rodney Elliott
Vanna Howard
Rady Mom

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