Fitchburg (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 42°35′00″N 71°48′10″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Settled 1730
Incorporated (town) 1764
Incorporated (city) 1872
Elevation 482 ft (143 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP Code 01420
Area code(s) 351/978
FIPS code 25-23875
GNIS feature ID 0617121
Government (Type) Mayor–council
Government (Mayor) Stephen DiNatale
Government (City Council) At Large: Marcus DiNatale At Large: Amy Green At Large: Michael Kushmerek At Large: Samantha Squailia At Large: Anthony Zarrella (President) Ward 1: Bernard Schultz III Ward 2: Paul Beauchemin Ward 3: Andrew Couture Ward 4: Andrew Van Hazinga Ward 5: Marisa Fleming Ward 6: Elizabeth Walsh (Vice-President)
Government (Total) 28.12 sq mi (72.82 km2)
Government (Land) 27.82 sq mi (72.06 km2)
Government (Water) 0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
Area (Total) 28.12 sq mi (72.82 km2)
Area (Land) 27.82 sq mi (72.06 km2)
Area (Water) 0.29 sq mi (0.76 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 41,946
Population (2020) (Density) 1,507.55/sq mi (582.07/km2)

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Fitchburg is a city in northern Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The third-largest city in the county, its population was 41,946 at the 2020 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools. Fitchburg was first settled in by Europeans in 1730 as part of Lunenburg, and was officially set apart from that town and incorporated in 1764. The area was previously occupied by the Nipmuc tribe. It is named for John Fitch, one of the committee that procured the act of incorporation. In July 1748 Fitch and his family, living in this isolated spot, were abducted to Canada by Native Americans, but returned the next year.

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