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Welcome to Dracut ...

Dracut is located in Middlesex County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dracut has a population of 31,634 people<2> (see below for details).

Dracut was settled in 1664 and was incorporated in 1701.

Dracut is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dracut: (978) and (351)<4>

The ZIP code for Dracut: 01826<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dracut had an population of 31,634 people. This is an increase of 7.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dracut had a population of 29,457 people. This makes Dracut the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Dracut represents 0.45% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,457 people, the population of Dracut increased 3.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 28,562 people).

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

Communities near Dracut ...

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

  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Dracut
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Dracut
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Dracut
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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  • Methuen [Essex County]
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    • Methuen [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Dracut
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
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      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dracut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
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    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Dracut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
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    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
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      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Dracut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woburn
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Dracut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Dracut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<7>
    • Lexington [Middlesex County]
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      • Lexington [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Dracut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,003 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 Dracut. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dracut.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dracut ...

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

Adding Dracut to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dracut. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dracut.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dracut - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 Dracut). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dracut or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dracut) 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 Dracut. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DracutOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dracut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6690, Longitude: -71.3032    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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