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Greenfield, Massachusetts

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Welcome to Greenfield ...

Greenfield is located in Franklin County and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Greenfield has a population of 17,442 people<1> (see below for details).

Greenfield was settled in 1686 and was incorporated in 1753.

Greenfield is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Greenfield: (413)

The ZIP codes for Greenfield: 01301-01302<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenfield had a population of 17,456 people (which is 24.46% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Greenfield the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenfield represents 0.27% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 110th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,456 people, the population of Greenfield decreased 3.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,168 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Greenfield had an population of 17,442 people (or a decrease of 4% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Greenfield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Greenfield and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   40,046   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Athol   [Map]   11,711   E   18 miles [29 km]
Hadley   [Map]   5,335   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hatfield   [Map]   3,299   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northampton   [Map]   28,593   S   18 miles [29 km]
Orange   [Map]   7,651   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Greenfield.

Communities Also Named Greenfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 66 communities that are also named Greenfield - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (4), Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah (2), Virginia (6) and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Greenfield. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greenfield. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenfield. Our list includes 37 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Greenfield:

Websites for Greenfield ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenfield ...

Looking for more information about Greenfield? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Franklin County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greenfield:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenfield.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Greenfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Greenfield includes: 01301 & 01302.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Greenfield) 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 Greenfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5900, Longitude: -72.6008     [Map].

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