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Industrial suburb

Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after district in London

The latitude of Chelsea is 42.391N. The longitude is -71.033W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,106.


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Median household income
Local
$30,161
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chelsea demographic reports
Chelsea is next to Boston Harbor, on the Mystic and Chelsea rivers
19th-century summer resort

Much of the city was destroyed by fire in 1908

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 576. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 16.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Mystic River"
Well-known residents have included:
· Chick Corea, musician
· Horatio Alger, author
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 207
Quotes:
Chelsea is a city of transformations. Humbly beginning as a trading post, it has been successively a manorial estate, an agricultural community, a ferry landing, a summer resort, a residential suburb and finally an industrial city.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

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1% of Chelsea residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chelsea ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chelsea was $14,628, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Chelsea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Chelsea include Bellingham Square Historic District, Chester Factory Village Historic District, Downtown Chelsea Residential Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chelsea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $618.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,313.


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Libraries in Chelsea include Chelsea Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chelsea include Chelsea Record

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The average commute time for Chelsea workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chelsea between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Chelsea is a city of transformations. Humbly beginning as a trading post, it has been successively a manorial estate, an agricultural community, a ferry landing, a summer resort, a residential suburb and finally an industrial city. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

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