Middlesex County is located in northeastern Massachusetts. It is bordered to the west by Worcester County, to the north by the New Hampshire State Line, to the northeast by Essex County, and to the southeast by Suffolk and Norfolk Counties . The 2012 population for Middlesex County was estimated to be 1,537,215. There are a total of 44 towns and 10 cities in Middlesex County with the largest being Lowell. Middlesex County has a land area of 847.54 square miles.
In 1997 County functions for the area were assumed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, making Middlesex County a historical geographic region, with no county government. Some regional officials, including the sheriff’s office and the registrar of deeds, are still elected locally, but there is no county council or commissioner. Land records for Middlesex County are not kept at a local level, however. There are two Registries of Deeds that cover the entire county. Cambridge maintains the land records for 44 of Middlesex’s communities, with Lowell handling land records for the towns of Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington, in addition to its own records.
Middlesex County, Massachusetts
|Town||County||Land area (sq mi)||Population (2010)|
|Cambridge (City)||Middlesex County||7.13||105162|
|Everett (City)||Middlesex County||3.7||41667|
|Lowell (City)||Middlesex County||14.5||106519|
|Malden (City)||Middlesex County||5.1||59450|
|Medford (City)||Middlesex County||8.6||56173|
|Melrose (City)||Middlesex County||4.8||26983|
|Newton (City)||Middlesex County||18.2||85146|
|North Reading||Middlesex County||13.5||14892|
|Somerville (City)||Middlesex County||4.2||75754|
|Waltham (City)||Middlesex County||13.6||60636|
|Woburn (City)||Middlesex County||12.9||38120|