Norfolk County is located in central eastern Massachusetts. It is bordered to the west by Worcester County, to the north by Middlesex and Suffolk Counties, to the East by The Atlantic Ocean, to the southeast by Plymouth County, to the south by Bristol, and to the southwest by the Connecticut State Line . The 2012 population for Norfolk County was estimated to be 670,850. There are a total of 23 towns and 5 cities in Norfolk County with the largest being Quincy. Norfolk County has a land area of 443.94 square miles.
Norfolk is one of five counties in Massachusetts that still has a county government. In addition to having County Commissioners, county services include land records, vocational education, Trial Court facilities maintenance, engineering, conservation, recreation, volunteer programs, and additional statutory responsibilities. The county seat is located in Dedham.
|Town||County||Land area (sq mi)||Population (2010)|
|Braintree (City)||Norfolk County||14.5||35744|
|Franklin (City)||Norfolk County||27||31635|
|Quincy (City)||Norfolk County||26.9||92271|
|Randolph (City)||Norfolk County||10.5||32158|
|Weymouth (City)||Norfolk County||21.6||53743|