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Welcome to Medway ...

Medway is located in Norfolk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Medway has a population of 13,487 people<2> (see below for details).

Medway was settled in 1657 and was incorporated in 1713.

Medway is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Medway: (508) & (774)<4>

The ZIP code for Medway: 02053<5>

Websites for Medway ...

Official Website: www.townofmedway.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Medway had an population of 13,487 people. This is an increase of 5.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Medway had a population of 12,752 people. This makes Medway the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Medway represents 0.19% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 153rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,752 people, the population of Medway increased 2.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,448 people).

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

Communities Also Named Medway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Medway - they are located in Kansas, Maine, New York, Nova Scotia (2) and Ohio.

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

Communities near Medway ...

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

  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Medway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • Newton [Middlesex County]
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    • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Medway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Medway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Medway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Medway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Medway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Medway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Medway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • Marlborough [Middlesex County]
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      • Marlborough [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Medway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,290 people
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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      • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Medway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 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 Medway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Medway.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Medway ...

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

Adding Medway to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medway: www.townofmedway.org/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.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 Norfolk, 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 Medway.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 community (such as Medway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Medway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medway) 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 Medway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MedwayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1402, Longitude: -71.3970    






















 

 

 

 

 


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