Everett in winter as viewed from the Whidden Hospital in 2007.
|Motto: "City of Pride, Progress, and Possibilities"|
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
|• Type||Mayor-council city|
|• Mayor||Carlo DeMaria, Jr.|
|• Total||3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)|
|• Land||3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|• Density||12,255.0/sq mi (4,734.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||617 / 857|
|GNIS feature ID||0612739|
Everett was the last city in the United States to have a bicameral legislature, which was composed of a seven-member Board of Aldermen and an eighteen-member Common Council. On November 8, 2011, the voters approved a new City Charter that will change the City Council to a unicameral body with eleven members - six ward councilors and five councilors-at-large; an event that provoked an emotional response from many Everett residents. The new City Council was elected during the 2013 City Election.
Everett was originally part of Charlestown, and later Malden. It separated from Malden in 1870. In 1892, Everett changed from a town to a city. On December 13, 1892, Alonzo H. Evans defeated George E. Smith to become Everett's first Mayor.
The city was named after Edward Everett, who served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also served as President of Harvard University.
Everett is bordered by Malden on the north, Revere on the east, Chelsea on the southeast, Boston and the Mystic River on the south, and Somerville and Medford on the west. Everett is 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Boston. Glendale Park is the city's largest park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (7.63%) is water.
|* = population estimate. Source: United States Census records and Population Estimates Program data.|
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 41,667 people, 15,435 households, and 9,554 families residing in the city. The population density was 11,241.1 people per square mile (4,345.0/km²). There were 15,908 housing units at an average density of 4,701.3 per square mile (1,817.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.6% Non-Hispanic Whites, 14.3% African American, 4.8% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 2% from other races, and 3.8% were multiracial. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.1% of the population (9.3% Salvadoran, 3.0% Puerto Rican, 1.1% Colombian, 1.1% Dominican, 1.0% Guatemalan, 0.8% Mexican). The city also has a large number of people of Brazilian and Italian descent.
There were 15,435 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.11.
The population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,737. The median income for a family is $49,876. Males had a median income of $36,047 versus $30,764 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,876. About 9.2% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.
In 2010, 33% of the residents of Everett were born outside the United States. This percentage was around 11% in 1990.
Everett has a mayor-council form of government, where the mayor serves a two-year term. The Everett city council was the last existing bicameral legislature, consisting of a Board of Aldermen and a Common Council. As of November 8, 2011, it became a unicameral City Council.
- Board of Aldermen
The Board of Aldermen consisted of seven members one from each of the City's six wards and one Alderman-at-Large. All Aldermen were elected city-wide for a term of two years.
In addition to the duties they shared with the Common Council, the Board of Aldermen was the licensing authority in the City and approved licenses for motor dealers, second-hand dealers, awnings, lodging houses, junk dealers, pool tables, open-air parking lots, coin-operated devices, Lord's Day licenses, antique and precious metal dealers.
- Common Council
The Common Council consisted of three members elected per ward for a total of eighteen members. The Common Council shared equal responsibility for most legislative actions with the exception of licensing and confirmation of most Mayoral appointees.
Voter Party Enrollment
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Everett has eight public schools, which include six elementary schools, five middle schools, and one high school, Everett High School. The city also has a number of private schools, including three K-8 schools and one high school, Pope John XXIII High School. Everett High School moved to its new location, at 100 Elm Street, beginning in the 2007-2008 school year.
Sites of interest
Part of the historic Revere Beach Parkway listed on the National Register of Historic Places, lies in Everett. Also, The Leavitt Corporation has been manufacturing its trademark Teddie Peanut Butter in the city since 1924.
- Belden Bly - member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
- Vannevar Bush - engineer and head of the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development
- Walter Tenney Carleton - founding director of the NEC Corporation
- Benjamin Castleman - pathologist and namesake of Castleman's disease
- Patricia Courtney - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
- Arthur Dearborn - Olympic track and field athlete
- Johnny Dell Isola - former National Football League player
- Louis DeLuca - member of the Connecticut Senate
- Maddy English - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
- George Keverian - Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
- Torbert Macdonald - member of the United States House of Representatives
- A. David Mazzone - judge and attorney
- George J. Mead - aircraft engineer
- Nerlens Noel - Philadelphia 76ers center
- Dan Ross - National Football League player
- Ellen Pompeo - actress
- George Russell Callender, military official and author
- Ramiro Torres - radio and television personality
- Joseph Frank Wehner - American fighter pilot during World War I
In popular culture
- Everett is home to the set of the new ABC pilot Boston's Finest.
- The city was the setting for the 2007 Ben Affleck film Gone Baby Gone.
- The old Everett High School was used for the filming of scenes for the Adam Sandler movie That's My Boy and the Kevin James movie Here Comes the Boom.
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- Hogan, Julia Rich. "Town of Everett / 1870-1892" (PDF). Retrieved September 21, 2012.[dead link]
- "City of Everett / 1892-1970" (PDF). Retrieved September 21, 2012.[dead link]
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 122.
- "Profile for Everett, Massachusetts". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- Panel Picks Wynn’s Everett Casino Proposal | WBUR
- "TOTAL POPULATION (P1), 2010 Census Summary File 1, All County Subdivisions within Massachusetts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Massachusetts by Place and County Subdivision - GCT-T1. Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2011.[dead link]
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- "1950 Census of Population (Volume 1)" (PDF). Bureau of the Census. 1952. Section 6, Pages 21-10 and 21-11, Massachusetts Table 6. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1930 to 1950. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "1920 Census of Population" (PDF). Bureau of the Census. Number of Inhabitants, by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions. Pages 21-5 through 21-7. Massachusetts Table 2. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1920, 1910, and 1920. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
- "1890 Census of the Population" (PDF). Department of the Interior, Census Office. Pages 179 through 182. Massachusetts Table 5. Population of States and Territories by Minor Civil Divisions: 1880 and 1890. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
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- "American FactFinder - Results ". Retrieved 20 September 2014.
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- Sacchetti, Maria. "A melting pot stretches out to the suburbs." Boston Globe. September 15, 2010. p. 1 (Archive). Retrieved on September 23, 2014.
- "2008 State Party Election Party Enrollment Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Elections Division. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
- WBUR News & Wire Services (16 September 2014). "Panel Picks Wynn’s Everett Casino Proposal". WBUR. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- 1871 Atlas of Massachusetts. by Wall & Gray. Map of Massachusetts. Map of Middlesex County.
- Dutton, E.P. Chart of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay with Map of Adjacent Country. Published 1867. A good map of roads and rail lines around Everett/South Malden.
- Old USGS maps of Everett.
- History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (A-H), Volume 2 (L-W) compiled by Samuel Adams Drake, published 1879-1880. 572 and 505 pages. Everett article by Dudley P. Bailey in volume 1 pages 428-435.
- The History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785. By Deloraine Pendre Corey, published 1898, 870 pages. Note, Everett was originally South Malden.
- Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of Malden, 1649-1850 by Deloraine Pendre Corey, published 1903.
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