City of


149 Main St. Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-972-6486

City Manager:

George Proakis

Municipal Election:

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

City Council:

John Airasian
Caroline Bays
Lisa Feltner
John Gannon
Nicole Gardner
Emily Izzo
Anthony Palomba
Vincent Piccirilli
Mark Sideris


Population Density8,854
Registered Voters25,342
Income Per Capita$53,770
EQV Per Capita$278,269
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate49.5%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$641,500
Median Gross Rent$2,000
Total Households16,027
Average Household Size2.18

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$13.25
Commercial Tax Rate$21.28
Average Tax Bill$7,072
Total Expenditures$132,484,716
Total Tax Levy$134,344,563
State Aid$13,557,581
Local Receipts$16,123,387
CPA Year Enacted2016
CPA Surcharge2.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income
City Hall of Watertown

City Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Watertown is located 6 miles northwest of Boston on the Charles River, with a land area of 4.17 miles. There is a unique diversity in its ethnic base, which is a hallmark of the city.


Form of GovernmentCouncil – Manager
Incorporation Date1630
Chief Municipal OfficialCity Manager
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council9


Area4 mi2
Public Roads79.2 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Katherine Clark

Mass. Senate

William Brownsberger

Mass. House

John Lawn, Jr.
Steven Owens

Income Per Capita

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