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Welcome to Northborough ...

Northborough is located in Worcester County<1>.

The location of Northborough has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northborough has a population of 15,087 people<3> (see below for details).

Northborough was settled in 1672 and was incorporated in 1775.

Northborough is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Northborough: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Northborough: 01532<6>

Websites for Northborough ...

Official Website: www.town.northborough.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northborough had an population of 15,087 people. This is an increase of 6.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northborough had a population of 14,155 people. This makes Northborough the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Northborough represents 0.22% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,155 people, the population of Northborough increased 1.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,013 people).

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

Communities Also Named Northborough ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Northborough - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Northborough ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Northborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worcester
  • Framingham [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Framingham
    • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Northborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Framingham
  • Leominster [Worcester County]
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    • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Northborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
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  • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
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    • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Northborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Natick [Middlesex County]
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      • Natick [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Northborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,766 people
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    • Milford [Worcester County]
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      • Milford [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Northborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
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    • Wellesley [Norfolk County]
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      • Wellesley [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Northborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Northborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Hudson [Middlesex County]
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      • Hudson [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Northborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sudbury [Middlesex County]
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      • Sudbury [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Northborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,453 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 Northborough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Northborough.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northborough ...

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

Adding Northborough to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northborough: www.town.northborough.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 Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northborough.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northborough - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<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 community (such as Northborough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northborough 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' (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- Northborough) 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 Northborough. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorthboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3195, Longitude: -71.6412       In this case, the coordinates for Northborough have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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