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Welcome to Andover ...

Andover is located in Essex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Andover has a population of 36,377 people<2> (see below for details).

Andover was settled in 1642 and was incorporated in 1646.

Andover is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Andover: (978) and (351)<4>

The ZIP codes for Andover: 01810, 01812, 01899, 05501, 05544<5>

Websites for Andover ...

Official Website: www.andoverma.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Andover had an population of 36,377 people. This is an increase of 9.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Andover had a population of 33,201 people. This makes Andover the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Andover represents 0.51% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,201 people, the population of Andover increased 6.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31,247 people).

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

Communities Also Named Andover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Andover - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Andover.

Communities near Andover ...

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

  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Andover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Andover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Andover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Andover
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Andover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Haverhill [Essex County]
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      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Andover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Andover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Andover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Andover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Peabody [Essex County]
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      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Andover
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
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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 Andover. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Andover.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Andover. 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 Andover.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Andover. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Andover.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Andover ...

Looking for more information about Andover? 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 Andover, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Andover.

Adding Andover to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Andover was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Andover on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Andover: www.andoverma.gov/

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 Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Andover.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Andover - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<5>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 Andover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Andover or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Andover) 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 Andover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AndoverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6569, Longitude: -71.1408    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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