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Welcome to Ashland ...

Ashland is located in Middlesex County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ashland has a population of 17,739 people<3> (see below for details).

Ashland was settled in 1750 and was incorporated in 1846.

Ashland is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ashland: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Ashland: 01721<6>

Websites for Ashland ...

Official Website: www.ashlandmass.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ashland had an population of 17,739 people. This is an increase of 6.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ashland had a population of 16,593 people. This makes Ashland the county's 33rd most populous community.

The population of Ashland represents 0.25% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,593 people, the population of Ashland increased 13.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,674 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 56 communities that are also named Ashland - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Ashland ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 185,877 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 118,977 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 88,904 people
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  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2018: 62,962 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 59,310 people
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    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
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      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 45,624 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 41,603 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 39,825 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 37,973 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2018: 36,229 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 Ashland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashland.

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ashland: www.ashlandmass.com/

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>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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ashland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 Ashland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ashland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashland) 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 Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2612, Longitude: -71.4634       In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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