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Welcome to Medford ...

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



Medford was settled in 1630.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Medford has a population of 57,367 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Medford is near sea level<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Medford: (781) and (339)<4>

The ZIP codes for Medford: 02153, 02155<5>

Websites for Medford ...

Official Website: www.medford.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Medford had an population of 57,367 people. This is an increase of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Medford had a population of 56,173 people. This makes Medford the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Medford represents 0.86% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 56,173 people, the population of Medford has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 55,765 people).

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

Communities Also Named Medford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Medford - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Medford ...

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

  • Lowell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
  • Lynn
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
  • Quincy
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy is located in Norfolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
  • Newton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
  • Framingham
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
  • Waltham
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
    • Waltham is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
  • Weymouth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth
    • Weymouth is located in Norfolk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
  • Peabody
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
    • Peabody is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
  • Salem
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
  • Billerica
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
    • Billerica is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Medford. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Medford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Medford ...

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

Adding Medford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Medford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Medford was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Medford in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Medford.

The official website for Medford: www.medford.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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Medford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<5>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 Medford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Medford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).









 

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