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Welcome to Ayer ...

Ayer is located in Middlesex County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ayer has a population of 8,201 people<3> (see below for details).

Ayer was settled in 1668 and was incorporated in 1871.

Ayer is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ayer: (978) and (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Ayer: 01432<6>

Websites for Ayer ...

Official Website: www.ayer.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ayer had an population of 8,201 people. This is an increase of 10.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ayer had a population of 7,427 people. This makes Ayer the county's 46th most populous community.

The population of Ayer represents 0.11% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 212nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,427 people, the population of Ayer increased 1.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,287 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ayer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ayer - they are located in Colorado, New York and Washington.

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

Communities near Ayer ...

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

  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Ayer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Ayer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<8>
  • Billerica [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
    • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Ayer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica
  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Ayer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury
    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelmsford
    • Dracut [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dracut
      • Dracut [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,423 people
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    • Tewksbury [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tewksbury
      • Tewksbury [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,970 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 Ayer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ayer.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ayer. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ayer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ayer ...

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

Adding Ayer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ayer 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 Ayer was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Middlesex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ayer: www.ayer.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>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 Ayer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ayer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 Ayer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ayer 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ayer) 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 Ayer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AyerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ayer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5612, Longitude: -71.5898       In this case, the coordinates for Ayer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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