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Welcome to Attleboro ...

The city of Attleboro is located in Bristol County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Attleboro has a population of 45,210 people<2> (see below for details).

Attleboro was settled in 1634.

The community of Attleboro is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Attleboro: (508) and (774)<4>

The ZIP code for Attleboro: 02703<5>

Websites for Attleboro ...

Official Website:   www.cityofattleboro.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.attleborochamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Attleboro had an population of 45,210 people. This is an increase of 3.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Attleboro had a population of 43,593 people (or 7.95% of the total population of Bristol County). This makes Attleboro the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Attleboro represents 0.67% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43,593 people, the population of Attleboro increased 3.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 42,068 people).

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

Communities near Attleboro ...

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

  • Providence (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
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    • Providence lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Attleboro and is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Brockton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
    • Brockton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Attleboro and is located in Plymouth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • Fall River (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
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    • Fall River lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Attleboro and is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Attleboro and is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • Cranston (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
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    • Cranston lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Attleboro and is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Pawtucket (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Attleboro and is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Taunton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
    • Taunton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Attleboro and is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
  • East Providence (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Attleboro and is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Woonsocket (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Attleboro and is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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  • Cumberland (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Attleboro and is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Attleboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Attleboro.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attleboro ...

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

Adding Attleboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Attleboro 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 Attleboro was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

We also found Attleboro on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Massachusetts (1956).

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

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The official website for Attleboro: www.cityofattleboro.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 Bristol, 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 Attleboro.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Attleboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 city (such as Attleboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Attleboro 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Attleboro) 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 Attleboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AttleboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attleboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9446, Longitude: -71.2841    
<7>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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