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Welcome to Fairhaven ...

Fairhaven is located in Bristol County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairhaven has a population of 16,083 people<3> (see below for details).

Fairhaven was settled in 1670 and was incorporated in 1812.

Fairhaven is near sea level<4>.

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

Area codes for Fairhaven: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Fairhaven: 02719<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairhaven had an population of 16,083 people. This is an increase of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairhaven had a population of 15,873 people. This makes Fairhaven the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Fairhaven represents 0.24% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,873 people, the population of Fairhaven decreased 1.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,159 people).

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

Adding Fairhaven to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Fairhaven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Fairhaven - they are located in Alaska, California, Maryland (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, New Brunswick, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Fairhaven ...

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

  • Fall River [Bristol County]
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    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Fairhaven
    • 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
  • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
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    • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Fairhaven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
  • Middleborough [Plymouth County]
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    • Middleborough [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Fairhaven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,722 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleborough
  • Wareham [Plymouth County]
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    • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Fairhaven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Fairhaven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
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      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Fairhaven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
    • Somerset [Bristol County]
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      • Somerset [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Fairhaven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Fairhaven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Swansea [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Fairhaven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
    • Westport [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Bristol County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Fairhaven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairhaven. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fairhaven.

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 Fairhaven. 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 Fairhaven.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairhaven - 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 Fairhaven). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairhaven 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- Fairhaven) 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 Fairhaven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairhavenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairhaven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6376, Longitude: -70.9036       In this case, the coordinates for Fairhaven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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