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Welcome to Leominster ...

The city of Leominster is located in Worcester County<1>.

The pronunciation of Leominster: leh-min-stir<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leominster has a population of 41,657 people<3> (see below for details).

Leominster was settled in 1653.

The community of Leominster is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Leominster: (978) and (351)<5>

The ZIP code for Leominster: 01453<6>

Websites for Leominster ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leominster had an population of 41,657 people. This is an increase of 2.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leominster had a population of 40,759 people (or 5.1% of the total population of Worcester County). This makes Leominster the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Leominster represents 0.62% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 40,759 people, the population of Leominster decreased 1.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 41,303 people).

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

Communities near Leominster ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Leominster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Leominster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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  • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Leominster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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  • Westford [Middlesex County]
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    • Westford [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Leominster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Leominster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gardner [Worcester County]
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      • Gardner [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Leominster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,585 people
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    • Hudson [Middlesex County]
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      • Hudson [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Leominster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holden [Worcester County]
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      • Holden [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Leominster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,259 people
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    • Westborough [Worcester County]
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      • Westborough [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Leominster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,063 people
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    • Northborough [Worcester County]
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      • Northborough [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Leominster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,038 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northborough have been provided by the GNIS.<8> 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 Leominster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leominster.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leominster. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Leominster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leominster ...

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

Adding Leominster to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leominster: www.ci.leominster.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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Leominster. 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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leominster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leominster - 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 city (such as Leominster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leominster 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leominster) 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 Leominster. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeominsterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leominster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5259, Longitude: -71.7600    
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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