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Welcome to Falmouth ...

Falmouth is located on Cape Cod.

Falmouth is located in Barnstable County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Falmouth has a population of 30,981 people<2> (see below for details).

Falmouth was settled in 1660 and was incorporated in 1686.

Falmouth is near sea level<3>.

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

Area codes for Falmouth: (508) & (774)<4>

The ZIP codes for Falmouth: 02540-02541<5>

Websites for Falmouth ...

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

Chamber of Commerce:   www.falmouth-capecod.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Falmouth had an population of 30,981 people. This is a decrease of 1.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Falmouth had a population of 31,531 people (which is 14.61% of the total population of Barnstable County). This makes Falmouth the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Falmouth represents 0.48% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,531 people, the population of Falmouth decreased 3.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 32,660 people).

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

Communities Also Named Falmouth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Falmouth - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Falmouth ...

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

  • New Bedford [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bedford
    • New Bedford [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Falmouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bedford
  • Barnstable [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnstable
    • Barnstable [Barnstable County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Falmouth
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 45,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstable have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnstable
  • Barnstable Town [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnstable Town
    • Barnstable Town [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Falmouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstable Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnstable Town
  • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmouth
    • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Falmouth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,926 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wareham
      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Falmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wareham
    • Sandwich [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandwich
      • Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Falmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwich have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwich
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Falmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
    • Fairhaven [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Fairhaven [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Falmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
    • Mashpee [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashpee
      • Mashpee [Barnstable County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Falmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashpee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashpee
    • Acushnet [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acushnet
      • Acushnet [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Falmouth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acushnet have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acushnet

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Falmouth. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Falmouth.

Adding Falmouth to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Barnstable County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Falmouth: www.town.falmouth.ma.us/

The official website for Barnstable County: www.barnstablecounty.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 Barnstable, 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 Falmouth.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Falmouth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 Falmouth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Falmouth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Falmouth includes: 02540 & 02541.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Falmouth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Falmouth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FalmouthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Falmouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5522, Longitude: -70.6129    
<7>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.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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