City of


Phone: 781-979-4500


Jen Grigoraitis

Municipal Election:

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

City Council:

Cal Finocchiaro
Mark Garipay
Ward Hamilton
Maya Jamaleddine
Manjula Karamcheti
Leila Migliorelli
John Obremski
Devin Romanul
Robb Stewart
Kimberly Vandiver
Ryan Williams


Population Density6,263
Registered Voters20,649
Income Per Capita$60,541
EQV Per Capita$233,034
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate66.5%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$638,800
Median Gross Rent$1,796
Total Households11,996
Average Household Size2.44

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$10.42
Commercial Tax Rate$18.12
Average Tax Bill$7,643
Total Expenditures$98,794,449
Total Tax Levy$73,963,400
State Aid$16,889,742
Local Receipts$7,103,478
City Hall of Melrose

City Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Just miles from Boston with an increasingly diverse population of nearly 30,000, Melrose boasts a charming downtown, a thriving business community, an excellent school district, a local hospital, open spaces, and more.


Form of GovernmentMayor – Council
Incorporation Date1850
Chief Municipal OfficialMayor
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council11
Length of Mayoral Term (years)4


Area4.7 mi2
Public Roads82.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Katherine Clark

Mass. Senate

Jason Lewis

Mass. House

Kate Lipper-Garabedian

Income Per Capita

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