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Welcome to Berkley ...

Berkley is located in Bristol County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Berkley has a population of 6,857 people<3> (see below for details).

Berkley was settled in 1638 and was incorporated in 1735.

Berkley is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Berkley: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Berkley: 02779<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Berkley had an population of 6,857 people. This is an increase of 6.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berkley had a population of 6,411 people. This makes Berkley the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Berkley represents 0.1% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 224th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,411 people, the population of Berkley increased 11.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,749 people).

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

Adding Berkley to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities Also Named Berkley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Berkley - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Berkley ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Berkley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Berkley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Berkley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Berkley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cranston [Providence County]
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      • Cranston [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Berkley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Berkley
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Berkley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Berkley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Berkley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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      • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Berkley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth

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 Berkley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Berkley.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berkley ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Berkley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>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 Berkley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berkley - 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 Berkley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Berkley 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- Berkley) 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 Berkley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BerkleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8459, Longitude: -71.0828       In this case, the coordinates for Berkley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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