Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, near Boston. The population was 41,668 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (7.63%) is water.
Everett was originally part of Charlestown, and later Malden. It separated from Malden in 1870. In 1892, Everett changed from a town to a city. On December 13, 1892, Alonzo H. Evans defeated George E. Smith to become Everett's first Mayor.The city was named after Edward Everett, who served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15thGovernor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also served as President of Harvard University.On September 17, 2014, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to approve Wynn Resorts’ proposed $1.6 billion casino to be located in Everett.