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Overview

Introduction to Chelsea, Massachusetts

Chelsea, Massachusetts, in Suffolk county, is 2 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Chelsea History

This area was originally inhabited by the Massachusetts tribe of Native Americans, called Winnisimmet. Samuel Maverick was the first modern settler. He came to this area in 1624. The area continued to be a part of Boston till 1739, when it was incorporated and named Chelsea.

Chelsea and nearby Attractions

  • Apollinaire Theatre Company
  • Bellingham-Cary House
  • Chelsea Public Library
  • Chelsea Waterfront Area
  • Super Duck Tours
  • Bunker Hill Monument

Things To Do In Chelsea

Chelsea offers all the facilities that one can expect in a big city. There are several parks which are ideal for recreational, as well sporting activities. The city also has several organizations and clubs that organize events catering to a variety of tastes. One can also visit the local museums to get an understanding of the history of the area.

Chelsea Transportation

Chelsea is served by Boston Logan International Airport.

Chelsea Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at the Bunker Hill Community College.

People

Total Population 37,581
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 18,212
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 33.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $28,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,720
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,344

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,655
% Above Poverty Level 79.1%
% Below Poverty Level 20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.4%
% Using Public Transportation 26.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,170
Median House Value $274,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.8%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chelsea Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 02150
Phone Area Codes 617
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.391
Longitude -71.044

Chelsea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station READING
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boston 650,281 $62,775
Everett 43,885 $54,238
Malden 60,612 $64,684
Revere 53,095 $58,515
Somerville 78,595 $79,263

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chelsea Public Libraries

Library
Chelsea Public Library
569 BROADWAY
Chelsea, Massachusetts
(617) 889-8399
Library Web Site

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Chelsea Hospitals

SOLDIERS HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS
(Government - State)
91 CREST AVENUE
(617) 884-5660
Emergency Service: No

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Chelsea High Schools

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CHELSEA HIGH
299 EVERETT AVENUE
617-889-8418
A Title I School.
Serves 1,296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

TUDOR HILL SCHOOL
49 CLARK AVENUE
617-660-3026
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 51 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

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