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Welcome to Acushnet ...

Acushnet is located in Bristol County<1>.

The location of Acushnet has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Acushnet: uh-koozh-net<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Acushnet has a population of 10,631 people<4> (see below for details).

Acushnet was settled in 1659 and was incorporated in 1860.

Acushnet is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Acushnet lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Acushnet: (508) and (774)<6>

The ZIP code for Acushnet: 02743<7>

Websites for Acushnet ...

Official Website: www.acushnet.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Acushnet had an population of 10,631 people. This is an increase of 3.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 827.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Acushnet had a population of 10,303 people. This makes Acushnet the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Acushnet represents 0.16% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 174th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,303 people, the population of Acushnet increased 799.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,146 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Acushnet.

Communities near Acushnet ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Acushnet.

  • Fall River
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    • Fall River lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the west of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
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  • Taunton
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    • Taunton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the northwest of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
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  • Falmouth
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    • Falmouth lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
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  • Middleborough
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    • Middleborough lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the north of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
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  • Wareham
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    • Wareham lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the northeast of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
  • Bristol
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    • Bristol lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bourne
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    • Bourne lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the east of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Somerset
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    • Somerset lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the northwest of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Portsmouth
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    • Portsmouth lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the west of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Swansea
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    • Swansea lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the west of Acushnet.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,000 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acushnet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Acushnet.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Acushnet. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acushnet.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acushnet. See our Newspapers Page for Acushnet.

Adding Acushnet to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Acushnet in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Acushnet was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Acushnet on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Acushnet.

The official website for Acushnet: www.acushnet.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Bristol, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Acushnet. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Acushnet.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acushnet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Acushnet). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Acushnet or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acushnet) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acushnet. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AcushnetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acushnet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6807, Longitude: -70.9078       In this case, the coordinates for Acushnet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

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