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

The community of Cambridge is the Seat for Middlesex County.

Middlesex County is one of the original counties of Massachusetts and was founded in 1643.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Middlesex had a population of 1,505,006 people. This is an increase of 2.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,465,396 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Middlesex represented 23.08% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's most populous county (out of 14 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,503,085+2.57%-0.13% since 2009
20091,505,006+2.7%+1.17% since 2008
20081,487,636+1.52%+0.82% since 2007
20001,465,396The Last Census

More information can be found on the Middlesex County Census Page for Middlesex County.


Below are some of the communities located in Middlesex County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Middlesex County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Cambridge   108,771101,3557.32% increase  
Lowell   104,390105,1670.74% decrease  
Newton   84,59283,8290.91% increase  
Somerville   76,49177,4781.27% decrease  
Framingham   67,19166,9100.42% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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