About Braintree, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°12?22?N 71°00?18?W? / ?42.206°N 71.005°W? / 42.206; -71.005Joseph C. Sullivan14.5 sq mi (37.6 km2)13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) ? Density 2,571.5/sq mi (992.9/km2)www.braintreema.govThe Town of Braintree is a suburban city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Although officially known as a town, Braintree adopted a municipal charter, effective 2008, with a mayor-council form of government and is considered a city under Massachusetts law. The population was 35,744 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greater Boston area with access to the MBTA Red Line and is a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission's South Shore Coalition. The first and current mayor of Braintree is Joe Sullivan.