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The location of Arlington









Welcome to Arlington ...

Arlington is located in Middlesex County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arlington has a population of 45,510 people<2> (see below for details).

Arlington was settled in 1630 and was incorporated in 1807.

Arlington is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Arlington: (781) and (339)<4>

The ZIP codes for Arlington: 02474, 02476<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arlington had a population of 42,844 people. This makes Arlington the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Arlington represents 0.65% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,844 people, the population of Arlington increased 1.07% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 42,389 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arlington had an population of 45,510 people. This is an increase of 6.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.36% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Arlington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Billerica   [Map]   43,962   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boston   [Map]   685,094   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brookline   [Map]   59,157   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Framingham   [Map]   72,032   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lowell   [Map]   111,346   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lynn   [Map]   94,063   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Arlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 61 communities that are also named Arlington - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (3), Texas, Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia (3), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

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 Arlington. 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 Arlington. 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 Arlington. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

Websites for Arlington ...

Official Website: www.town.arlington.ma.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arlington ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arlington: www.town.arlington.ma.us/

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

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

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).

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<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 Arlington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arlington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>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 from Point A (ie- Arlington) 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 Arlington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4154, Longitude: -71.1564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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