City of


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

City Manager:

George Proakis

Municipal Election:

November 4, 2025
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 Density8,809
Registered Voters24,609
Income Per Capita$54,414
EQV Per Capita$316,734
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$13.58
Commercial Tax Rate$19.73
Average Tax Bill$7,528
Total Expenditures$136,449,896
Total Tax Levy$144,029,971
State Aid$14,558,387
Local Receipts$13,260,714
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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