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Welcome to Lynn ...

The coastal city of Lynn is located in Essex County<1>.

When the people of Lynn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Lynner or Lynnian.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lynn has a population of 94,505 people<3> (see below for details).

Lynn was settled in 1629.

The community of Lynn is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Lynn: (781) and (339)<5>

The ZIP codes for Lynn: 01901-01905, 01910<6>

Websites for Lynn ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lynn had an population of 94,505 people. This is an increase of 4.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lynn had a population of 90,329 people (which is 12.15% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Lynn the county's most populous community.

The population of Lynn represents 1.38% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 90,329 people, the population of Lynn increased 1.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 89,050 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lynn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Lynn - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lynn ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Lynn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Lawrence [Essex County]
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      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Lynn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Lynn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 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 Lynn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lynn.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lynn. Our list includes 76 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lynn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lynn ...

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

Adding Lynn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lynn: www.ci.lynn.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 Essex, 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 Lynn 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 Lynn 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 Lynn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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 Lynn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lynn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lynn includes: 01901, 1902, 1903, 1904 & 01905.
<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- Lynn) 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 Lynn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LynnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4666, Longitude: -70.9460    






















 

 

 

 

 


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