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Welcome to Dighton ...

Dighton is located in Bristol County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dighton has a population of 7,975 people<3> (see below for details).

Dighton was settled in 1678 and was incorporated in 1712.

Dighton is near sea level<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dighton: (508) & (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Dighton: 02715<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dighton had an population of 7,975 people. This is an increase of 12.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dighton had a population of 7,086 people. This makes Dighton the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Dighton represents 0.11% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 216th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,086 people, the population of Dighton increased 14.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,175 people).

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

Adding Dighton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Dighton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Dighton - they are located in Kansas (2), Michigan and Oklahoma.

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

Communities near Dighton ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Dighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Dighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
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    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Dighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Dighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
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    • Warwick [Kent County]
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      • Warwick [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Cranston [Providence County]
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      • Cranston [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • East Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro

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 Dighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dighton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dighton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Bristol County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dighton. 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 Bristol, 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 Dighton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 Dighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dighton 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dighton) 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 Dighton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DightonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8140, Longitude: -71.1203       In this case, the coordinates for Dighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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