RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Boxborough, Massachusetts

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MA
Communities

















Welcome to Boxborough ...

Boxborough is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boxborough has a population of 5,795 people<2> (see below for details).

Boxborough is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Boxborough: 01719<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boxborough had an population of 5,795 people. This is an increase of 15.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boxborough had a population of 4,996 people. This makes Boxborough the county's 50th most populous community.

The population of Boxborough represents 0.08% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 247th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,996 people, the population of Boxborough increased 2.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,868 people).

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

Communities near Boxborough ...

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

  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Boxborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Boxborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Newton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Boxborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Boxborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Framingham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Boxborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltham
    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Boxborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Boxborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica
    • Leominster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leominster
      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Boxborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leominster
    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Boxborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woburn
      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Boxborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woburn

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boxborough ...

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

Adding Boxborough to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boxborough. 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 Middlesex, 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 Boxborough.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boxborough - 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 Boxborough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boxborough 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Boxborough) 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 Boxborough. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoxboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boxborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4821, Longitude: -71.5142    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022