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Welcome to Braintree ...

Braintree is located in Norfolk County<1>.



Braintree was settled in 1634 and was incorporated in 1640.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Braintree has a population of 37,200 people<2> (see below for details).

Braintree is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Braintree: (781) & (339)<4>

The ZIP codes for Braintree: 02184-02185<5>

Websites for Braintree ...

Official Website: www.braintreema.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Braintree had an population of 37,200 people. This is an increase of 4.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Braintree had a population of 35,744 people (or 5.33% of the total population of Norfolk County). This makes Braintree the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Braintree represents 0.55% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,744 people, the population of Braintree increased 5.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,828 people).

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

Communities Also Named Braintree ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Braintree - it's located in Vermont.

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

Communities near Braintree ...

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

  • Boston
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston is located in Suffolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
  • Cambridge
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
    • Cambridge is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
  • Brockton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
    • Brockton is located in Plymouth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
  • Lynn
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
  • Newton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
  • Somerville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
    • Somerville is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
  • Waltham
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
    • Waltham is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
  • Medford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
    • Medford is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
  • Malden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
    • Malden is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
  • Brookline
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
    • Brookline is located in Norfolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 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 Braintree. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Braintree.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Braintree. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Braintree.

Adding Braintree to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Braintree 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 Braintree was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Braintree in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Braintree.

The official website for Braintree: www.braintreema.gov/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

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 Norfolk, 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 Braintree.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Braintree - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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 Braintree). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Braintree or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Braintree includes: 02184 & 02185.









 

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