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Welcome to Gloucester ...

The coastal city of Gloucester is located in Essex County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Gloucester: gloss-terr<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gloucester has a population of 30,442 people<4> (see below for details).

Gloucester was settled in 1623.

The community of Gloucester is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Gloucester: (978) and (351)<6>

The ZIP codes for Gloucester: 01930-01931<7>

Websites for Gloucester ...

Official Website: www.ci.gloucester.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gloucester had an population of 30,442 people. This is an increase of 5.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gloucester had a population of 28,789 people. This makes Gloucester the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Gloucester represents 0.44% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,789 people, the population of Gloucester decreased 4.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 30,273 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gloucester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Gloucester - they are located in New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario and Virginia.

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

Communities near Gloucester ...

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

  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southwest of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
  • Peabody [Essex County]
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    • Peabody [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
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  • Salem [Essex County]
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    • Salem [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
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  • Beverly [Essex County]
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    • Beverly [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Gloucester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Danvers [Essex County]
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      • Danvers [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the west of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,571 people
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    • Marblehead [Essex County]
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      • Marblehead [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,551 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marblehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblehead
    • Newburyport [Essex County]
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      • Newburyport [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,495 people
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    • Swampscott [Essex County]
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      • Swampscott [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,462 people
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    • Ipswich [Essex County]
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      • Ipswich [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the west of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,091 people
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    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the west of Gloucester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Gloucester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gloucester.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gloucester. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gloucester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gloucester ...

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

Adding Gloucester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gloucester 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 Gloucester was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Gloucester in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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About Essex County

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The official website for Gloucester: www.ci.gloucester.ma.us/

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 Essex, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Gloucester. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gloucester.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gloucester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<7>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 city (such as Gloucester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gloucester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Gloucester includes: 01930 & 01931.
<8>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 from Point A (ie- Gloucester) 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 Gloucester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GloucesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gloucester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6306, Longitude: -70.6836       In this case, the coordinates for Gloucester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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