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Berlin, Massachusetts

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Welcome to Berlin ...

Berlin is located in Worcester County<1>.

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

When the people of Berlin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Berliner<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Berlin has a population of 3,237 people<4> (see below for details).

Berlin was settled in 1665 and was incorporated in 1812.

Berlin is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Berlin: (978) and (351)<6>

The ZIP code for Berlin: 01503<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Berlin had an population of 3,237 people. This is an increase of 12.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berlin had a population of 2,866 people. This makes Berlin the county's 54th most populous community.

The population of Berlin represents 0.04% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 280th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,866 people, the population of Berlin increased 20.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,380 people).

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

Communities Also Named Berlin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Berlin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Berlin ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Berlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Berlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Berlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Berlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<8> to the southeast of Berlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Berlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Berlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Milford [Worcester County]
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      • Milford [Worcester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the south of Berlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
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    • Wellesley [Norfolk County]
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      • Wellesley [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the east of Berlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westford [Middlesex County]
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      • Westford [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the northeast of Berlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 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 Berlin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Berlin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berlin ...

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

Adding Berlin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Berlin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Berlin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Berlin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berlin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<7>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 Berlin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Berlin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>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- Berlin) 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 Berlin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BerlinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3812, Longitude: -71.6370       In this case, the coordinates for Berlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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