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Welcome to Gloucester ...
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Gloucester: www.ci.gloucester.ma.us/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022