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Welcome to Bellingham ...

Bellingham is located in Norfolk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bellingham has a population of 17,273 people<2> (see below for details).

Bellingham was settled in 1713 and was incorporated in 1719.

Bellingham is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Bellingham: 02019<5>

Websites for Bellingham ...

Official Website: www.bellinghamma.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bellingham had an population of 17,273 people. This is an increase of 5.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bellingham had a population of 16,332 people. This makes Bellingham the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Bellingham represents 0.25% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,332 people, the population of Bellingham increased 6.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,314 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bellingham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Bellingham - they are located in Minnesota, Ontario, South Carolina and Washington.

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

Communities near Bellingham ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Bellingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Bellingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Bellingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • East Providence [Providence County]
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    • East Providence [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Bellingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bellingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Bellingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Bellingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Bellingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bellingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Bellingham
      • 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 Bellingham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bellingham.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bellingham ...

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

Adding Bellingham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Bellingham on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

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About Norfolk County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bellingham: www.bellinghamma.org/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

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 Norfolk, 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 Bellingham.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bellingham - 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 community (such as Bellingham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bellingham 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Bellingham) 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 Bellingham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BellinghamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0868, Longitude: -71.4746    
<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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