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Welcome to Littleton ...

Littleton is located in Middlesex County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Littleton has a population of 10,236 people<3> (see below for details).

Littleton was settled in 1686 and was incorporated in 1715.

Littleton is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Littleton: 01460<6>

Websites for Littleton ...

Official Website: www.littletonma.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Littleton had an population of 10,236 people. This is an increase of 14.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 793.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Littleton had a population of 8,924 people. This makes Littleton the county's 45th most populous community.

The population of Littleton represents 0.14% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,924 people, the population of Littleton increased 678.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,146 people).

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

Communities Also Named Littleton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Littleton - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Littleton ...

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

  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Littleton
    • 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Framingham
  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Littleton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Billerica [Middlesex County]
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      • Billerica [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billerica
    • Leominster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leominster
      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leominster
    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woburn
      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woburn
    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Littleton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Littleton
      • 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 Littleton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Littleton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Littleton ...

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

Adding Littleton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Middlesex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Littleton: www.littletonma.org/

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 Middlesex, 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 Littleton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Littleton - 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 Littleton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Littleton 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' (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- Littleton) 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 Littleton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LittletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5376, Longitude: -71.5120       In this case, the coordinates for Littleton 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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