About Our Town

Incorporated

Dartmouth was incorporated as a town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1664.

Location

Dartmouth is located in Southeastern Massachusetts in the County of Bristol; bordered by Fall River and Freetown to the north, New Bedford to the east, Westport to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Dartmouth is approximately 60 miles south of Boston and 30 miles east of Providence and is the fifth largest town in the Commonwealth.
 
Area

Total Area 63.95 sq. miles
Land Area 61.82 sq. miles

USGS Topographical Plates

Fall River East, New Bedford South, Westport, New Bedford North

Population

32,881 (as of Jan 1, 2014)
 

Form of Government

Select Board
Town Administrator
Representative Town Meeting

Registered Voters

Total Registered: 22,893

Democrats
8,455
36.9%
Republicans
2,223
9.7%
Other parties
111
0.5%
Unenrolled Voters
12,081
52.8%
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