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Welcome to Bolton ...

Bolton is located in Worcester County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bolton has a population of 5,422 people<2> (see below for details).

Bolton was settled in 1682 and was incorporated in 1738.

Bolton is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Bolton: (978) and (351)<4>

The ZIP code for Bolton: 01740<5>

Websites for Bolton ...

Official Website: www.townofbolton.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bolton had an population of 5,422 people. This is an increase of 10.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bolton had a population of 4,897 people. This makes Bolton the county's 44th most populous community.

The population of Bolton represents 0.07% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 250th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,897 people, the population of Bolton increased 18.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,148 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bolton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Bolton - they are located in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bolton ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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  • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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    • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Bolton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Leominster [Worcester County]
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      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Bolton
      • 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]<6> to the southeast of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Bolton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford 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 Bolton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bolton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bolton ...

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

Adding Bolton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bolton: www.townofbolton.com/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bolton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bolton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 Bolton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bolton 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bolton) 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 Bolton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4332, Longitude: -71.6080    
<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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