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Welcome to Arlington ...

Arlington is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Arlington has a population of 45,624 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>

Websites for Arlington ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Arlington had an population of 45,624 people. This is an increase of 6.49% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.63% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (which had a count of 42,389 people).

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

Communities Also Named Arlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 62 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), Prince Edward Island, 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.

Communities near Arlington ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 694,583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 111,670 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 94,654 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Arlington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 94,580 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 88,904 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 73,123 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2017: 56,664 people
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    • Revere [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 53,821 people
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    • Peabody [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 53,278 people
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    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Arlington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 43,784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica

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 Arlington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Arlington.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Arlington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlington. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Arlington.

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.

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 ...

Find a Community located in 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, 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 Arlington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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).
<6>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- 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, we've provided the following link: 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: -71.1532    






















 

 

 

 

 


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