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Welcome to Harvard ...

Harvard is located in Worcester County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harvard has a population of 6,612 people<3> (see below for details).

Harvard was settled in 1704 and was incorporated in 1732.

Harvard is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Harvard: (978) and (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Harvard: 01451<6>

Websites for Harvard ...

Official Website: www.harvard.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harvard had an population of 6,612 people. This is an increase of 1.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harvard had a population of 6,520 people. This makes Harvard the county's 38th most populous community.

The population of Harvard represents 0.1% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 222nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,520 people, the population of Harvard increased 9.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,981 people).

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

Communities Also Named Harvard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Harvard - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New York and Texas.

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

Communities near Harvard ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Harvard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Harvard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Harvard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<8>
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Harvard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltham
    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica
    • Leominster [Worcester County]
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      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harvard. See our Newspapers Page for Harvard.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harvard ...

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

Adding Harvard to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harvard: www.harvard.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 Worcester, 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 Harvard.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harvard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<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 Harvard). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Harvard 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harvard) 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 Harvard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HarvardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harvard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5001, Longitude: -71.5828       In this case, the coordinates for Harvard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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