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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,272
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+19,579
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married33.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,239

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,790
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation28.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,285
Median House Value$308,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.3%
Irish5.6%
Italian5.1%
African2.8%
Brazilian1.9%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Cape Verdean1.3%
Arab1.3%
West Indian1.2%
Portuguese1.2%
German1.2%
English1.1%
Haitian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Afghan)0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Somali0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
Sudanese0.3%
Russian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
British0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Chelsea Almanac

CategoryValue
County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes2150
Phone Area Codes617,857
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.39
Approximate Longitude-71.03

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)

StationBOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
StationREADING
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boston669,158$69,616
Everett45,212$61,190
Malden61,212$72,662
Revere53,864$66,773
Somerville79,983$95,492

Chelsea Public Libraries

Chelsea Public Library
569 BROADWAY
Chelsea, Massachusetts
(617) 466-4350

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Chelsea Public Schools

Chelsea High
299 Everett Avenue
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5000
High
Total Enrollment 1527
Clark Avenue School
8 Clark Avenue
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5100
Middle
Total Enrollment 548
Edgar A Hooks Elementary
300 Crescent Avenue
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Eugene Wright Science And Technology Academy
180 Walnut Street
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5240
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Excel Academy Charter School - Chelsea
180 Second Street
ZIP: 2150
(617) 336-9970
Frank M Sokolowski Elementary
300 Crescent Avenue
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-8464
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
George F. Kelly Elementary
300 Crescent Avenue
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Joseph A. Browne School
180 Walnut Street
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5235
Middle
Total Enrollment 545
Phoenix Charter Academy
59 Nichols St
ZIP: 2150
(617) 889-3100
High
Total Enrollment 194
Shurtleff Early Childhood
99 Hawthorn Street
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5150
Primary
Total Enrollment 873
William A Berkowitz Elementary
300 Crescent Avenue
ZIP: 2150
(617) 466-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 570

Chelsea Private Schools

St Rose School
580 Broadway
ZIP: 2150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
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