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Welcome to Ayer ...
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.
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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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Ayer: www.ayer.ma.us/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 22 Nov 2021