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Welcome to Chelmsford ...

Chelmsford is located in Middlesex County<1>.

The location of Chelmsford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chelmsford has a population of 35,391 people<3> (see below for details).

Chelmsford was settled in 1633 and was incorporated in 1655.

Chelmsford is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Chelmsford: (978) & (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Chelmsford: 01824<6>

Websites for Chelmsford ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chelmsfordbusiness.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Chelmsford, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chelmsford had an population of 35,391 people. This is an increase of 4.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chelmsford had a population of 33,802 people. This makes Chelmsford the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Chelmsford represents 0.52% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,802 people, the population of Chelmsford has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,858 people).

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

Communities Also Named Chelmsford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Chelmsford - they are located in New Brunswick and Ontario.

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

Communities near Chelmsford ...

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

  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Chelmsford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<8>
  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Chelmsford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Chelmsford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Haverhill [Essex County]
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    • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Chelmsford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Chelmsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltham
    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Chelmsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Chelmsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
    • Methuen [Essex County]
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      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Chelmsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
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      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Chelmsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
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    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
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      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Chelmsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Chelmsford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chelmsford.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chelmsford ...

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

Adding Chelmsford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chelmsford. 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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chelmsford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chelmsford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<6>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 Chelmsford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chelmsford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Chelmsford) 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 Chelmsford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChelmsfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelmsford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5998, Longitude: -71.3673       In this case, the coordinates for Chelmsford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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