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Welcome to Dedham ...

Dedham is located in Norfolk County<1> and is the County Seat for Norfolk County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dedham has a population of 25,296 people<3> (see below for details).

Dedham was settled in 1635 and was incorporated in 1636.

Dedham is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dedham: (781) & (339)<5>

The ZIP codes for Dedham: 02026-02027<6>

Websites for Dedham ...

Official Website: www.town.dedham.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dedham had an population of 25,296 people. This is an increase of 2.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dedham had a population of 24,729 people. This makes Dedham the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Dedham represents 0.38% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,729 people, the population of Dedham increased 5.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,464 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dedham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Dedham - they are located in Iowa, Maine and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dedham ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Dedham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Dedham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Dedham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Dedham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Dedham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Dedham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Dedham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Dedham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Dedham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Dedham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 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 Dedham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dedham.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dedham. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dedham.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dedham ...

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

Adding Dedham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dedham: www.town.dedham.ma.us/

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>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 Dedham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dedham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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 Dedham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dedham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dedham includes: 02026 & 02027.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dedham) 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 Dedham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DedhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dedham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2418, Longitude: -71.1662       In this case, the coordinates for Dedham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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