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Welcome to Lowell ...

The city of Lowell is located in Middlesex County<1>.

When the people of Lowell refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lowellite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lowell has a population of 111,013 people<3> (see below for details).

Lowell was settled in 1653.

The community of Lowell is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP codes for Lowell: 01850-01854<6>

Websites for Lowell ...

Official Website: www.lowellma.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lowell had an population of 111,013 people. This is an increase of 4.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lowell had a population of 106,519 people (which is 7.09% of the total population of Middlesex County). This makes Lowell the county's most populous community.

The population of Lowell represents 1.63% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 106,519 people, the population of Lowell increased 1.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 105,167 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lowell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Lowell - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan (3), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lowell ...

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

  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<8>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Haverhill [Essex County]
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    • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
  • Waltham [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
    • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Lowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Methuen [Essex County]
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      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • Arlington [Middlesex County]
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      • Arlington [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,169 people
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    • Woburn [Middlesex County]
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      • Woburn [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woburn have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woburn
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Lowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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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 Lowell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lowell.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowell. Our list includes 138 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lowell.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lowell ...

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

Adding Lowell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Lowell

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lowell: www.lowellma.gov/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lowell refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lowell may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lowell.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lowell - 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 Lowell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lowell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lowell includes: 01850, 1851, 1852, 1853 & 01854.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Lowell) 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 Lowell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LowellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6389, Longitude: -71.3151    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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