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Welcome to Newton ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newton has a population of 87,982 people<3> (see below for details).

Newton was settled in 1639.

The community of Newton is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Newton: (617) and (857)<5>

The ZIP code for Newton: 02458<6>

Websites for Newton ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 87,982 people. This is an increase of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 85,146 people (which is 5.66% of the total population of Middlesex County). This makes Newton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Newton represents 1.3% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 85,146 people, the population of Newton increased 1.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 83,829 people).

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

Communities Also Named Newton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Newton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Newton ...

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

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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    • Peabody [Essex County]
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      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
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    • Revere [Suffolk County]
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      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,375 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 Newton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Newton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newton ...

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

Adding Newton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton: www.ci.newton.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 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<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 Newton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newton 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newton) 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 Newton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3380, Longitude: -71.2097    






















 

 

 

 

 


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