Demographic Information



Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Randolph on the west, Quincy on the northwest and north, Weymouth on the east, and Holbrook on the south. Braintree is 11 miles north of Brockton, 12 miles south of Boston, and 220 miles from New York City.

Total Area

  • 14.52 square miles

Land Area

  • 13.89 square miles


  • 35,744


  • 2,436 per square mile

Climate (National Climatic Data Center)

(Hingham Station)

  • Normal temperature in January: 27.4°F
  • Normal temperature in July: 71.5°F
  • Normal annual precipitation: 47.7"

U.S.G.S. Topographical Plates

  • Blue Hills, Weymouth

Regional Planning Agency

  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Metropolitan Statistical Area (1993 Definition)

  • Boston


Municipal Offices Phone: 781-794-8000

Form of Government

  • Mayor - Council

Year Incorporated as a Town

  • 1640