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Swansea Government Information
Swansea was established on October 30, 1667, when Pastor John Myles, Captain Thomas Willett
and their neighbors petitioned the Court at Plymouth to establish a town. The fourth town
founded in Bristol County, Swansea originally extended from the boundaries of Taunton and
Rehoboth to Mount Hope Bay. The area was reduced three times, first by the incorporation of
Barrington as a town in 1717, then by the annexation of Warren by the state of Rhode Island
in 1747, and finally by the incorporation of Somerset as a separate town in 1790. The first
state census taken in 1765 showed Swansea's population to be 1,840. The 1994 town census
showed a population of 15,100.
AREA: 22.12 square miles /ELEVATION: 42' above MSL /1997 POPULATION: 15,383 /REGISTERED
VOTERS: 9.181 (taken from the 1997 Annual Town Report for the Town of Swansea, published
by the Lincoln Press Company Inc.)
here for more demographic info from the
Chamber of Commerce website.
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Swansea Community Profile - relevant information provided by the state
of Massachusetts: includes historic background information, geography, government,
demographics, education, recreation, municipal finance, and lots more
Massachusetts Municipal Association -
Lots of Mass. facts, local government issues and lottery results! (http://www.mma.org)
Swansea Tax Assessor's Online Database - http://data.visionappraisal.com/swanseaMA/DEFAULT.asp
Official Town Website