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Encyclopedia > Melrose, Massachusetts
Melrose, Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°27′30″N 71°04′00″W / 42.45833, -71.066667
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Settled 1629
Incorporated 1900
Government
 - Type Mayor-council city
 - Mayor Robert J. Dolan
Area
 - Total 4.8 sq mi (12.3 km²)
 - Land 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 133 ft (41 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 27,134
 - Density 5,779.8/sq mi (2,231.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02176, 02177
Area code(s) 339 / 781
FIPS code 25-40115
GNIS feature ID 0612780
Website: http://www.cityofmelrose.org

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History

The area in which Melrose now lies was first explored in 1628. That tract became part of Charlestown in 1629 and in 1638 it became an independent town with the name Ponde Fielde. The town then became a part of Malden in 1649 and was referred to as the north end. In 1850, Melrose once again became independent and was incorporated as the Town of Melrose. In 1900, only fifty years after gaining township, Melrose was incorporated as the City of Melrose.


The name "Melrose" comes from the burgh of Melrose, Scotland. A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Melrose(Am Maol Ros in Gaelic) is a small, historic town in the Scottish Borders. ...


Geography

Melrose is located at 42°27′33″N, 71°3′44″W (42.459045, -71.062339).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.3 km² (4.8 mi²). 12.1 km² (4.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Melrose is approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Boston, Massachusetts. It borders five city/towns: Malden, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, and Wakefield. Major Geographic features include Ell Pond, just north of the downtown area, Swains Pond, located not far from Route 99, and the Fells Woods running through the west end of the city into Stoneham. Also running into Stoneham is the Conservation Land in the Northwestern part of Melrose. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... Location in Suffolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1846 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Thomas G. Ambrosino Area  - City  10. ... Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Stoneham is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Wakefield is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States located ten miles northeast of Boston. ... Route 99 is a south-north state highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


Demographics

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School prior to its demolition in 2005

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,134 people, 11,248 households, and 7,105 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,233.8/km² (5,779.8/mi²). There were 11,248 housing units at an average density of 926.0/km² (2,395.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.16% White, 0.94% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population. 6.1% of the population is foreign born (2.8% Europe, 1.7% Asia, 0.8% North America). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1582x1166, 960 KB) Summary Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, taken from the Knoll. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1582x1166, 960 KB) Summary Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, taken from the Knoll. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 8,519
1900 12,962 52.2%
1910 15,715 21.2%
1920 18,204 15.8%
1930 23,170 27.3%
1940 25,333 9.3%
1950 26,988 6.5%
1960 29,619 9.7%
1970 33,180 12.0%
1980 30,055 -9.4%
1990 28,150 -6.3%
2000 27,134 -3.6%
Est. 2006 26,666 -1.7%

There were 10,982 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.08. The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $62,811, and the median income for a family was $78,144. Males had a median income of $50,644 versus $39,517 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,347. About 1.6% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The Melrose School district has numerous schools including five elementary schools, a new Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, and Melrose High School. Melrose Public Schools is a school district located in Melrose, Massachusetts. ... Melrose High School is a public high school serving children from grades 9-12. ...


Government

War Memorial in front of former Coolidge School

Robert J. Dolan (D) is the mayor. Melrose is represented by Mike Festa(D) the State Representative. Richard R. Tisei (R) is the State Senator. Edward J. Markey (D) in the United States House of Representatives. John Kerry (D) and Edward M. Kennedy (D) in the United States Senate. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 977 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of WWII Memorial in Melrose Massachusetts I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 977 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of WWII Memorial in Melrose Massachusetts I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Robert J. Dolan is Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. ... Image:Festada2. ... Richard R. Tisei is the Minority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the Middlesex and Essex District. ... Edward John Markey (born July 11, 1946), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1976, representing the 7th District of Massachusetts. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States...


Melrose is served by an eleven member Board of Aldermen. Four At-Large Aldermen, Paul Brodeur, Donald L. Conn, Jr., Geraldine R. Heavey and Ronald Seaboyer are elected by the entire city, while the seven Ward Aldermen, elected by voters in their individual wards, are John N. Tramontozzi (Ward 1), David Buonopane (Ward 2), Francis X. Wright, Jr. (Ward 3), Robert A. Boisselle (Ward 4), Gail M. Infurna (Ward 5), Peter D. Mortimer (Ward 6) and William H. Forbes, Jr. (Ward 7). As of the 2007 election, the mayor shall be elected to a four year term and sit as a member of the School Committee. All aldermen are elected to two-year terms. City elections are held in odd numbered years.


Notable residents

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Transportation

The city of Melrose is conveniently located just seven miles north of Boston. The city has access to many highways including Route 1 in Saugus, Route 93 in Stoneham, and Route 128 in Wakefield. The city is also served by the MBTA. Service includes five bus routes: 106, 131, 132, 136 and 137. There are three Commuter Rail Stations: Wyoming Hill Station, Melrose/Cedar Park Station and Melrose Highlands Station. This line is highly popular with rush-hour commuters. The Orange Line is just steps over the Melrose/Malden border and not only used highly for rush-hour commuters but also for many recreational commuters. Oak Grove Station is primarily a park and ride station with 788 parking spaces. Boston redirects here. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... U.S. Route 93 is a major north-south United States highway in the Western United States. ... Stoneham is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Wakefield is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States located ten miles northeast of Boston. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... Parking 28 spaces Other information Owned by City of Melrose Services Wyoming Hill is a rail station on the MBTAs commuter rail system in Melrose, Massachusetts. ... Parking 87 spaces Other information Owned by City of Melrose Services Melrose/Cedar Park Station is a rail station on the MBTAs commuter rail system in Melrose, Massachusetts. ... Parking 77 Spaces, $2. ... Outbound Train at North Station The old Main Line Elevated and related lines The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... Oak Grove Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street. ...


External links

Coordinates: 42.459045° N 71.062339° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Melrose has numerous schools including a few elementary schools, the new Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School that will be constructed in 2007, and Melrose High School.
Melrose is represented by Edward J. Markey (D) in the United States House of Representatives and by John Kerry (D) and Edward M. Kennedy (D) in the United States Senate.
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