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Acushnet, Massachusetts

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The location of Acushnet

Welcome to Acushnet ...

Acushnet is located in Bristol County.

The location of Acushnet has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Acushnet: uh-koozh-net<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Acushnet has a population of 1,002 people<3> (see below for details).

Acushnet was settled in 1659 and was incorporated in 1860.

Acushnet is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Acushnet: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Acushnet: 02743<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Acushnet had a population of 1,077 people. This makes Acushnet the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Acushnet represents 0.02% 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 1,077 people, the population of Acushnet decreased 6.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,146 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Acushnet had an population of 1,002 people. This is a decrease of 6.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Acushnet ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<7>.

Community   2017
Bourne   [Map]   19,879   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dartmouth   [Map]   34,336   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Fall River   [Map]   89,420   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Falmouth   [Map]   31,101   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Middleborough   [Map]   24,873   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Somerset   [Map]   18,176   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Acushnet.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acushnet. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acushnet.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Acushnet:

Websites for Acushnet ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acushnet ...

Looking for more information about Acushnet? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Acushnet? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Acushnet, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acushnet.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Acushnet.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acushnet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).

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<6>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).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acushnet

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Acushnet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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