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Welcome to Braintree ...

Braintree is located in Norfolk County<1>.

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.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

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/

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.
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Braintree) 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 Braintree. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BraintreeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braintree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2237, Longitude: -71.0016    






















 

 

 

 

 


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