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Welcome to Blackstone ...

Blackstone is located in Worcester County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blackstone has a population of 9,254 people<3> (see below for details).

Blackstone was settled in 1662 and was incorporated in 1845.

Blackstone is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Blackstone: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Blackstone: 01504<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blackstone had an population of 9,254 people. This is an increase of 2.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blackstone had a population of 9,026 people. This makes Blackstone the county's 28th most populous community.

The population of Blackstone represents 0.14% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 186th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,026 people, the population of Blackstone increased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,804 people).

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

Communities Also Named Blackstone ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Blackstone - they are located in California, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Blackstone ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Blackstone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Blackstone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Blackstone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Blackstone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Blackstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Blackstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Blackstone
      • 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.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Blackstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Blackstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Blackstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Blackstone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blackstone.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackstone ...

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

Adding Blackstone to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blackstone. 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 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blackstone.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blackstone - 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 Blackstone). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blackstone 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 from Point A (ie- Blackstone) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blackstone. 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 BlackstoneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackstone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0179, Longitude: -71.5412       In this case, the coordinates for Blackstone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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