Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Middlesex County highlighted mass county town mapMiddlesex 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

TownCountyLand area (sq mi)Population (2010)
ActonMiddlesex County20.321924
ArlingtonMiddlesex County5.542844
AshbyMiddlesex County24.23074
AshlandMiddlesex County12.916593
AyerMiddlesex County9.67427
BedfordMiddlesex County13.912595
BelmontMiddlesex County4.724729
BillericaMiddlesex County26.440243
BoxboroughMiddlesex County10.44996
BurlingtonMiddlesex County11.924498
Cambridge (City)Middlesex County7.13105162
CarlisleMiddlesex County15.54582
ChelmsfordMiddlesex County23.233802
ConcordMiddlesex County25.916993
DracutMiddlesex County21.3629457
DunstableMiddlesex County16.73179
Everett (City)Middlesex County3.741667
FraminghamMiddlesex County26.468318
GrotonMiddlesex County33.710646
HollistonMiddlesex County1913547
HopkintonMiddlesex County28.214925
HudsonMiddlesex County11.819063
LexingtonMiddlesex County16.511100
LincolnMiddlesex County156362
LittletonMiddlesex County17.68924
Lowell (City)Middlesex County14.5106519
Malden (City)Middlesex County5.159450
MarlboroughMiddlesex County22.238499
MaynardMiddlesex County5.410106
Medford (City)Middlesex County8.656173
Melrose (City)Middlesex County4.826983
NatickMiddlesex County16.133006
Newton (City)Middlesex County18.285146
North ReadingMiddlesex County13.514892
PepperellMiddlesex County23.211497
ReadingMiddlesex County9.924747
SherbornMiddlesex County16.24119
ShirleyMiddlesex County15.97211
Somerville (City)Middlesex County4.275754
StonehamMiddlesex County6.721437
StowMiddlesex County18.16590
SudburyMiddlesex County24.617659
TewksburyMiddlesex County21.128961
TownsendMiddlesex County33.18926
TyngsboroughMiddlesex County18.111292
WakefieldMiddlesex County7.924932
Waltham (City)Middlesex County13.660636
WatertownMiddlesex County4.231915
WaylandMiddlesex County15.912994
WestfordMiddlesex County31.321951
WestonMiddlesex County17.311261
WilmingtonMiddlesex County17.222325
WinchesterMiddlesex County6.321374
Woburn (City)Middlesex County12.938120