Lynn, Massachusetts

city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

Lynn is a city in Massachusetts[8] and the largest city in Essex County. It is near the Atlantic Ocean, 3.7 miles (6.0 km) north of the Boston city line at Suffolk Downs.

Lynn, Massachusetts
Downtown Lynn
Downtown Lynn
Flag of Lynn, Massachusetts
Official seal of Lynn, Massachusetts
"City of Sin" and "City of Firsts"
Location in Essex County and Massachusetts.
Location in Essex County and Massachusetts.
Lynn is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°28′N 70°57′W / 42.467°N 70.950°W / 42.467; -70.950
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (Town)1629
Incorporated (City)May 14, 1850[2][3]
Named forKing's Lynn, Norfolk, England[1]
 • TypeMayor-council city
 • Total13.52 sq mi (35.02 km2)
 • Land10.74 sq mi (27.81 km2)
 • Water2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
 • Total101,253
 • Density9,428.53/sq mi (3,640.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
Area codes339/781
FIPS code25-37490
GNIS feature ID0613376


  1. 1.0 1.1 "A BRIEF HISTORY OF LYNN". About Lynn. City of Lynn. Archived from the original on October 5, 2019. Retrieved 2021-12-01. When the first official minister, Samuel Whiting, arrived from King's Lynn, England, the new settlers were so excited that they changed the name of their community to Lynn in 1637 in honor of him.
  2. City of Lynn Massachusetts Semi-Centennial of Incorporation. Celebration Committee / Whitten & Cass, Printers. 1900. p. 63. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  3. "Brief History of Lynn". Archived from the original on July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. City of Lynn Charter (PDF). Lynn, Massachusetts: City of Lynn. 2018-12-04. p. 1. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 11, 2022. Retrieved December 2, 2021. The administration of the fiscal, prudential, and municipal affairs of the city, with the government thereof, shall be vested in an executive branch, to consist of the mayor, and a legislative branch, to consist of the city council.
  5. "The Lynn City Council 2020 - 2021". City of Lynn. Archived from the original on December 8, 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  6. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 28, 2022. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  7. "QuickFacts: Lynn city, Massachusetts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  8. "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision, 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-03-23.