The land area of Boston, MA was 48 in 2016.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving Boston, MA

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    Municipal Cherry Sheet Assessments (2010 to present)

    data.mass.gov | Last Updated 2016-12-19T20:14:43.000Z

    Municipal Cherry Sheet Assessments are the official notification of estimated charges to municipalities from the regional authorities and/or the state to be assessed over the upcoming year. The purpose of Municipal Cherry Sheet Assessments is to ensure that local budgets reflect realistic estimates of the amounts that will be assessed upon local governments to pay for a variety of state or sub-state programs in which they participate. For more detailed information, please refer to DLS’ Cherry Sheet Manual.

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    Municipal Cherry Sheet Receipts (2010 to present)

    data.mass.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-09T17:02:28.000Z

    Municipal Cherry Sheet Receipts are the official notification of estimated state aid to be paid over the upcoming year. The purpose of the Municipal Cherry Sheet Receipts is to ensure that local budgets reflect realistic estimates of the amount of revenue a municipality will actually receive from the state during the upcoming year. For more detailed information, please refer to DLS’ Cherry Sheet Manual.