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Welcome to Braintree ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Braintree has a population of 37,200 people<2> (see below for details).
Braintree was settled in 1634 and was incorporated in 1640.
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 (which is 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 total 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 (with 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 have 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.
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.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Braintree ...
Looking for more information about Braintree? 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 Braintree, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor 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.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Braintree was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Braintree on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Braintree on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022