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Welcome to Billerica ...

Billerica is located in Middlesex County<1>.



The pronunciation of Billerica: bill-rick-uh<2>

Billerica was settled in 1637 and was incorporated in 1655.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Billerica has a population of 43,351 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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

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

The ZIP codes for Billerica: 01821-01822<6>

Websites for Billerica ...

Official Website: www.town.billerica.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Billerica had an population of 43,351 people. This is an increase of 7.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Billerica had a population of 40,243 people. This makes Billerica the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Billerica represents 0.61% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 40,243 people, the population of Billerica increased 3.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 38,981 people).

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

Communities near Billerica ...

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

  • Boston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston is located in Suffolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
  • Cambridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
    • Cambridge is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
  • Lynn
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
  • Nashua
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua is located in Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua <7>
  • Newton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
  • Somerville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
    • Somerville is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
  • Lawrence
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
    • Lawrence is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
  • Haverhill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverhill
    • Haverhill is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
  • Waltham
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
    • Waltham is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
  • Medford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
    • Medford is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Billerica ...

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

Adding Billerica to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Billerica in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Billerica was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Billerica post office opened in 1797.

We also found Billerica in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Billerica.

The official website for Billerica: www.town.billerica.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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Billerica. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Billerica.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Billerica - 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 Billerica). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Billerica or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Billerica includes: 01821 & 01822.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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